This historic crowning moment marked her first steps on a journey that will take her across the country promoting scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, community involvement and healthy living for our nation's youth.
The first runner-up was Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen, Ashten Vincent who earned a $12,000 scholarship subsidized by Ronald Brouillette. Her talent performance was a Vocal and her personal platform is "S.E.R.V.E. - Students Encouraging and Recognizing Volunteer Efforts".
Second runner-up honors and a $8,000 scholarship subsidized by Princess Camp were awarded to Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen, Jessica Procter. Her talent was a Vocal performance, and her personal platform is "Each One, Reach One".
Third runner-up and winner of a $5,000 scholarship provided by Lynn Weidner, Mary Bocchicchio, US Dream Academy and Donna Bozarth was Miss Missouri's Outstanding Teen, Tess Mandoli. Her talent was Piano and her personal platform is "National Diversity Alliance".
Miss America's Outstanding Teen (MAOTeen) is the "little sister" organization of the Miss America Scholarship Organization. This not-for-profit program has made available more than $4 million in college scholarships nationally to young women from 13 to 17 years of age.