Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Reaches $1,000,000 Milestone

TAMPA, Florida, Nov. 21, 2016 — The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization (MAOTeen) announced today that is has reached a significant milestone. Since its inception in 2005, MAOTeen has now paid over $1,000,000 in cash scholarships to over 200 colleges and universities on behalf of our participants.
 
MAOTeen Board Chair Donna Bozarth said it was humbling to hit the $1,000,000 mark. “We look at today as just our first down payment on giving future generations the ability to access higher education,” she said. “This is only the beginning.”
Michaela McLean, Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen 2014, is on her way to obtaining a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Musical Theatre. An Honor Roll student, Michaela found the process of affording a college education difficult. “I am so happy that I am attending the University of Alabama! I am so thankful to MAOTeen and the scholarships they provide that helped me attend college.”
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2011, Lacey Russ, graduated from Oral Roberts University and is now working full time as a Campus Visits Coordinator at ORU. “My three and a half years at ORU were more shaping, challenging, rewarding and joyful than I could ever express. I could never say thank you enough to the MAOTeen Organization for making it possible for me to graduate debt free.
 
“Scholarships are not just an abstract concept. They help students reach their dreams,” said Kim Parrish, President of MAOTeen. “And, as you know about the talented and articulate young women that participate in our program, they have big dreams. They want to change the world and make a difference.”
SOURCE: MAOT email

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Reaches $1,000,000 Milestone

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THE 2017 MISS AMERICA CONTESTANT INTERVIEW DVD ON SALE NOW

Visit the Miss America Shop to purchase the 2017 Miss America Contestant Interview DVD! The DVD includes judges interviews with Miss America 2017 Savvy Shields, Miss South Carolina Rachel Wyatt, Miss Washington Alicia Cooper, Miss Florida Courtney Sexton, Miss New York Camille Sims, Miss Mississippi Laura Lee Lewis, and Miss Nebraska Aleah Peters

ABOUT THE MISS AMERICA ORGANIZATION
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

Source: Miss America

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GLOBAL UNITED PAGEANT ™ CROWNS ITS 2016-2017 TITLEHOLDERS

Jessica Smith, 2016/2017 Elite Mrs. Global United Queen

Jessica Smith, 2016/2017 Elite Mrs. Global United Queen

Jessica Smith from Chino Valley, Arizona wins International Title of the 2016/2017 Elite Mrs. Global United Queen. She is 32 Years old and a wife to Darin Smith and mother to 2 beautiful girls- Ariel and Chloe. She is a 3 time multiple cancer survivor. She has her own organization called SCORE-Supporting Cancer Out-Reach & Education. She volunteers for multiple organizations including being on the committee for the Relay for Life.

27 Contestants ages 13 to 83 gathered in Minneapolis, MN this July 20-23, 2016  for a week of fun, friendship, and a chance to become one of the Five New International Global United Pageant™ Queens.

Pageant week was filled with great events and opportunities for the delegates to get some great treats and give back to the communities around them, including trips to the Mall of America for shopping and mini golf, Pajama Parties and blanket tie night with baggie and card assembly, the Gold Ribbon Banquet and more.

The week’s highlight, undoubtedly, was on Friday afternoon when the contestants gathered at the Rhonald McDonald House  to host a party for the patients undergoing treatment for many life threatening illnesses.  Over 70 children and their siblings were treated to face painting, cupcake decorating, temporary tattoos, Tied blankets or pillows, gift bags, games and princess crowns or hero capes. With a few tears, but a lot of joy, the contestants were feeling very grateful to be a part of this event to brighten the day of the patients there.

Competition began Saturday at the Ramada Airport Hotel and Resort with Interviews and competitions in the morning and that evening finale began with the final pageant and crowning at the Hopkins High School.

Global United Pageant ™ Winners

*Teen Miss Global United 2016/2017

  • FelicityTrinh, Australia

*Ms Global United 2016/2017

  • Charlotte Burbidge, Australia

*Mrs Global United 2016/2017

  • Tracie Chan, Malaysia

*Elite Mrs Global United 2016/2017

  • Jessica Smith, Arizona USA

*Classic Ms Global United 2016/2017

  • Robbie Canner, Australia

*Global United Ambassadors 2016/2017

  • Alexanrda Perez, Venezuela
  • Melony Butler, Minnesota USA

ABOUT GLOBAL UNITED PAGEANT™

Global United Pageant™ is founded in the idea that there is a need for programs for women to be celebrated less for their good looks, but instead for those who have the true beauty within themselves.

The Global United Pageant is committed to seeking contestants and title holders who exemplify the beauty that comes from serving others in the community and pairs with organizations from all over the world to give to those in need.

Though many of the pageant’s donations and partnering organizations change form year to year, one remains constant: Isaac’s Journey. In honor of the director’s friend and in memory of her son, who passed away due to childhood cancer, the Global United Pageant™ permanently partner with Isaac’s Journey to help raise funds for childhood cancer research.

This is why our crowns hold the dimensional ribbon: to represent childhood cancer awareness.

Additionally, each contestant, as a part of their application process, will also submit a list of organizations with which they wish to partner. If chosen as one of the international titleholders, one of their named charities in their application will receive at least 50.00 in honor of the winning titleholder. In this sense, every contestant has a say in how the program will run each year, lending a very personal aspect to the pageant for everyone involved.

GLOBAL UNITED PAGEANT ™ CROWNS ITS 2016-2017 TITLEHOLDERS

MISS AMERICA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN NAMED FINALIST FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL WEDU BE MORE AWARDS

Tampa, FL – November 30, 2016  Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc. (MAOTeen) is honored to be among the nonprofit finalists for the 12th Annual WEDU Be More Awards.
 
Utilizing a panel of impartial judges who spent weeks reviewing applications and nominations, WEDU, West Central Florida’s primary PBS station, will recognize nonprofit organizations and individuals who were nominated for honors in a variety of categories. MAOTeen is a finalist Warren Averett People’s Choice Award.


This prestigious award exhibits the connection and relationship the organization has with the community and the people it serves by allowing area citizens to honor the nonprofit that they feel most exemplifies the spirit of the community. The winner in this category is chosen by public online voting in a poll. We invite all of our supporters to visit this page and vote! Voting closes Wednesday, December 6th at Noon Eastern.  You can vote once every 24 hours.


MAOTeen’s “Presidential Project” is also nominated for the top Nielsen Marketing Campaign Award. This award recognizes the execution of creative and results-driven original marketing campaigns using multimedia platforms including, but not limited to, broadcast, print, social media and/or grassroots awareness campaigns. 


“We are so excited for this honor and thrilled for the opportunity to celebrate our success,” said Kim Parrish, President of MAOTeen. “Our impact in the community is profound. Our organization is a strong example of how, together, we can change and improve lives.”


“The driving force behind the WEDU Be More Awards is not just simply to recognize the tremendous work and selfless acts that our area organizations and volunteers provide, but also to provide a level of awareness and understanding for these organizations that rely so heavily on the support of the community they serve. Organizations that participate in the WEDU Be More Awards report an increase in inquiries from potential volunteers, donors, and people interested in or in need of their services,” said Allison Hedrick, WEDU Vice President of Communications.

About Miss America’s Outstanding Teen
One of the nation’s leading achievement programs, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth. In the past decade, MAOTeen has paid over $1 million in cash scholarships to more than 200 colleges and universities, while developing mentoring programs and community-based initiatives across the country. MAOTeen has a long-standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raising more than $100,000 this year to help improve the lives of children nationwide. Additional information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization can be found at www.maoteen.org.

MISS AMERICA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN NAMED FINALIST FOR THE 12TH ANNUAL WEDU BE MORE AWARDS

Samantha Clark, National Miss 2015

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MISS TEEN OF TEXAS, SERENA ZAMARRIPA, WAS CROWNED MISS TEEN OF AMERICA 2017 IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

(Minneapolis, Minnesota) – November 22, 2016 – 18 year old Serena Zamarripa of Palacious, Texas was crowned Miss Teen of America 2017 this past Sunday in Minneapolis, Minnesota.

Serena Zamarripa, Miss Teen of America 2017

Serena Zamarripa, Miss Teen of America 2017

Serena is a recent graduate of Palacious High School, where she was ranked first in her class.  She was the recipient of the TENARIS Student of the Year Award and $60,000 Scholarship. Serena also served as the Junior Class President and Senior Class President and was a two-year intern at the Chau Law Firm. Her future ambitions include becoming a corporate attorney. Serena will receive a prize package valued at over $20,000 and will also serve as an inclusion ambassador for Special Olympics, which is the Miss Teen of America Organization’s charitable alliance.

Throughout the pageant the candidates competed in six distinct categories of judging: Scholastic Achievement, Service to School and Community, Personal Development, Personality Poise and Projection in evening wear, a General Awareness Test and Interview. President, Sunny Hill, stated: “This pageant is not a typical beauty pageant, with sixty percent of our judging completed prior to the judges even seeing the young ladies. The Miss Teen of America Organization highlights achievement and promotes confidence in the leaders of tomorrow.”

The outgoing Miss Teen of America (Iowa), Cornelia Hayes, crowned her successor at the conclusion of the event.

Other highlights of the weekend include: Special Olympics Minnesota Bowling Event at Sky Deck in Mall of America, Forever 21 Exclusive Shopping Event at Mall of America, Autograph Stations at Macy’s Mall of America and time at Nickelodeon Universe. Steven Roddy, Founder of The Pageant Planet, co-emceed the Pageant Finals with MTOA Executive Director Becky Thoreson, and provided hosting of the live event on his social media networks. The Mall of America was deservingly named 2016 Sponsor of the Year, and participants greatly enjoyed time at both the Mall of America and Radisson Blu, which was the Miss Teen of America host hotel.

Final Results:

Miss Teen of America 2017:         Miss Teen of Texas, Serena Zamarripa

1st Runner-Up:                  Miss Teen of New York, Leah Xiao

2nd Runner-Up:                 Miss Teen of Utah, Megan Okumura

3rd Runner Up:                  Miss Teen of Virginia, Kaitlyn Hyun

4th Runner Up:                  Miss Teen of North Dakota, Lauren Hinckley

Spirit Award:                     Miss Teen of California, Kara Eggink

Sponsor of the Year:       Mall of America

About the Miss Teen of America Organization:

The Miss Teen of America Pageant was founded in 1983 by Mr. Warren Alexander, a former educator and pageant director, and designed to help young women reach their full potential. The scholastically based pageant recognizes young women ages 13-18 for their outstanding personal achievements, leadership abilities, and artistic, creative or athletic talents.

For more information, please visit www.missteenofamerica.com.

SOURCE: Miss Teen of America

MISS TEEN OF TEXAS, SERENA ZAMARRIPA, WAS CROWNED MISS TEEN OF AMERICA 2017 IN MINNEAPOLIS, MINNESOTA

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Nominated for Prestigious  “Be More Award”

 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen is proud to announce that we have been nominated for a WEDU Be More Award.
Each year, this multifaceted program celebrates the human spirit and showcases the best work by nonprofit organizations in West Central Florida and the individuals that support them.
 
 
MAOTeen has been nominated for the Be More Humble

Warren Averett People’s Choice Award. This award is driven by an online poll with votes from the general public. This prestigious award exhibits the connection and relationship the organization has with the community and the people it serves by allowing citizens to honor the nonprofit that they feel most exemplifies the spirit of the community.


Please click HERE to vote!


You can cast your vote until Wednesday, December 7, 2016 at noon and you may vote once per 24 hours.
 
Be sure to use #WEDUBeMore whenever possible so that your posts can be tracked and shared!
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About Miss America’s Outstanding Teen
One of the nation’s leading achievement programs, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth. In the past decade, MAOTeen has paid out nearly $1 million in cash scholarships to more than 200 colleges and universities, while developing mentoring programs and community-based initiatives across the country. MAOTeen has a long-standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, raising more than $100,000 this year to help improve the lives of children nationwide. Additional information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization can be found at www.maoteen.org.

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Nominated for Prestigious  “Be More Award”

 Advanced Recovery Systems Partners with Miss Florida 2016 to Educate Students about Substance Abuse and Addiction

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Miss Florida 2016 Courtney Sexton on stage during the 2017 Miss America Competition at Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Atlantic City, NJ (November 2, 2016) – The Miss America Organization is proud to share that Miss Florida 2016 Courtney Sexton will be visiting schools across the state of Florida as a spokesperson for Advanced Recovery Systems (ARS), a leader in behavioral healthcare management, to educate high school students about the dangers of drug and alcohol abuse.

Courtney’s 40-minute “Real Talk” presentation is based on prevention techniques included in The Alcohol Literacy Challenge™, developed by nationally-recognized researchers Michael Dunn, PhD and Thomas Hall, PhD. The Alcohol Literacy Challenge™ is the first classroom-based prevention program that specifically challenges students’ beliefs about the effects of drinking alcohol. Sexton will use this curriculum as a springboard to educate students on the risks associated with newly emerging drug trends and equip them with skills on how to abstain from dangerous behaviors.

Click here for more information and to learn how to get involved!


SOURCE: PR Newswire/Advanced Recovery Systems

About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.  The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $14 million for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.

 Advanced Recovery Systems Partners with Miss Florida 2016 to Educate Students about Substance Abuse and Addiction

PageantCast Gazette: Halloween 2016

PageantCast Gazette: Halloween 2016

Our annual Halloween Costume episode features more than fifty photos and videos submitted by viewers. We have submissions from these pageant personalities this year: Alissa Brumbaugh, Ashley Bond, Ashley Kay Hanson, Damaris Ortega Rivera, DeAnna Burke Emborski, Janet Bierer, Jessi Krueger, Jessica Smith, Karly Knaus, Katie-Britt Greenway, Kim Gelao, Maureen Huebel, Megan Rae Wise, Melissa Parker, Pam Hawes-Berg, Amanda Grad, Ashley Cambers, Beverly Boerner-Reynolds, Crystal Ellis, Elena LaQuatra, Nicole Palmer, Jenny Pritchett, Kathryn Dunn, Adrienne De Rose, Kelly O’Bannon Burns, Keyla Childs, Mikki Wiley, Rachel Fikes, Kimberly Reichard, Lisa Anderson Sonnenberg, Lucia Arseni, Missy Bourque, Kimberly Hoff, Mikell Reed Carrol, Saryna Ritter, Skylar Witte, Teresa Mudrow, Tina Hayes, Terra Lindberg, Wendy Lindberg,  and Taylor Fitch.

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PageantCast Gazette: Halloween 2016