Miss America's Outstanding Teen
|Donna Bozarth (Chairman, Board of Directors)|
Kim Parrish (President)
Miss America's Outstanding Teen is an American scholarship pageant. It is a sister company to the Miss America Organization, and it aims to "promote scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America's teens." In order to be eligible to compete, participants must first compete and win at the local level and then win the state title. The competition consists of several parts of competition which consists of a ten-minute interview in front of a panel of judges, talent, physical fitness, evening wear, and an on stage question. All competitors must be girls between the ages of 13 and 17 years of age.
More than $175,000 in scholarship grants were distributed among the 52 contestants in the pageant, with a $30,000 scholarship being awarded to the winner. The current titleholder is London Hibbs representing Texas. The chairwoman for the Miss America's Outstanding Teen program is Donna Bozarth.
The first competition was held in August 2005 in the Linda Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida. Meghan Miller, who represented Texas, was the first to win the competition.
|August 21, 2005||Meghan Miller||Texas||Beaumont||17||Overall Talent Award
Preliminary Evening Wear/OSQ Award
Preliminary Talent Award
|August 19, 2006||Maria DeSantis||New York||Staten Island||17||Preliminary Talent Award||Vocal||
|August 11, 2007||Caitlin Brunell||Virginia||Great Falls||15||Preliminary Evening Wear/OSQ Award||En Pointe Dance, "Show Off" from The Drowsy Chaperone|
|August 16, 2008||Taylor Fitch||South Carolina||Anderson||17||Musical Theater Dance|
|August 15, 2009||Jeanette Morelan||Wisconsin||Racine||15||Vocal, “Think of Me” from The Phantom of The Opera|
|August 28, 2010||Lacey Russ||Oklahoma||Cordell||16||Preliminary Evening Wear/OSQ Award||Piano, Bach’s "Prelude XXI" and Beethoven’s "Sonata Pathetique"|
|August 20, 2011||Elizabeth Fechtel||Florida||Leesburg||17||Preliminary Evening Wear/OSQ Award||Musical Theater Jazz Dance, "I Am What I Am"||
|August 18, 2012||Rachel Wyatt||South Carolina||Piedmont||17||Dance||
|August 17, 2013||Leah Sykes||Florida||Jacksonville||16||Vocal, “Someone Like You” by Adele|
|August 2, 2014||Olivia McMillan||Georgia||Centerville||17||Outstanding Vocalist Award
Preliminary Talent Award
|Classical Vocal, “Nessun dorma” from Puccini's opera, Turandot|
|August 1, 2015||Allie Nault||New Hampshire||Gilford||17||Preliminary Evening Wear/OSQ Award
Teens in Action Award
|August 6, 2016||Nicole Jia||Oklahoma||Oklahoma City||17||Outstanding Instrumentalist Award||Piano, Variations on Mozart's “Rondo Alla Turca”|
|July 29, 2017||Jessica Baeder||Alabama||Auburn||17||Teens in Action Award||Ballet en pointe, "Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy"||
|July 28, 2018||London Hibbs||Texas||Tyler||17||Preliminary Evening Wear/OSQ Award
Preliminary Talent Award
|Vocal, "Think of Me" from The Phantom of the Opera|
Winners by state
|South Carolina||2009, 2013|
- Miss America's Outstanding Teen state pageants
- Miss Teen USA
- Miss Teenage America
- Miss Teen America
- Distinguished Young Women (formerly America's Junior Miss)
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