Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Elizabeth Fechtel traveled to Wisconsin last week to help Miss America 2012, Laura Kaeppeler, celebrate her homecoming. Elizabeth, along with Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2010 Jeanette Morelan and Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen 2012 Annie Jorgensen, had the opportunity to participate in and enjoy the 4-day celebration with Laura and her court, including Miss Oklahoma Betty Thompson, Miss New York Kaitlin Monte, Miss Arizona Jennifer Sedler, and Miss California Noelle Freeman.
Elizabeth and the other titleholders performed their talents Thursday night during a show at the Sharon Lynne Wilson Center for the Arts in Brookfield, WI, where Laura crowned her Miss Wisconsin successor, Reanna Johnson. Elizabeth also participated in a fashion show sponsored by EXPRESS at the Mayfair Mall in Wauwatosa, WI, on Friday. Each of the titleholders modeled two outfits, which EXPRESS generously allowed them to keep following the show.
On Saturday, Elizabeth attended the “Welcome Home” Pep Rally for Laura at St. Joseph School in Kenosha. Elizabeth ended the weekend by celebrating Laura’s 24th birthday at a formal dinner with the other titleholders and 100 of Laura’s closest friends, family members and pageant VIPs and performed her dance routine to “I Am What I Am” at the finale celebration.
Miss America Chairman of the Board, Sam Haskell, and his wife also attended the festivities and were greeted at the airport by Elizabeth and Jeanette upon their arrival. Elizabeth will attend the Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen pageant this summer, marking the third year that Miss America’s Outstanding Teen has participated in the Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen pageant.
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.
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