Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2012 and Miss America 2011 Tackle the Adventurous Journey Portion of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2012 Elizabeth Fechtel, along with Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan, Miss Florida 2011 Kristina Janolo, Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen 2011 Rachel Strever and Miss Florida’s Outstanding 2010 MaryKatherine Fechtel, spent two days enduring the outdoors at the Inverness and Crystal Rivers in Florida. The young women learned about the local wildlife, prepared and cooked meals by camp fire, canoed, and even snorkeled as they strive to complete the Adventurous Journey portion of The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
The Duke of Edinburgh Award is an award that was created in 1956 in the UK by Her Majesty the Queen’s husband, HRH The Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh. Its mission is to positively influence the lives of America’s youth by inspiring youth to grow and achieve. This past year the organization formed a strategic partnership with the Miss America Organization. For more information about the award please go to The Duke of Edinburgh’s Award.
The award is broken into four sections Community Service, Special Skills, Physical Recreation, and Adventurous Journey. Each section has a different set of requirements. All in all it takes about a year to complete. To view all of the requirements please click on the The Duke of Endinburgh’s Award Requirements. We wish all the young women the best of luck in their endeavor.
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen is a scholarship-based program offering accomplished teens the opportunity to be awarded funds for college. The program promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America’s teens. In the past five years, the organization has made available more than $4 million in college scholarships.
For more information, please visit Miss America’s Outstanding Teen