In the spirit of the Holiday Season and “MAOTeen Gives Back”, local titleholders around the country are giving their time and talents to spread holiday cheer.
Miss Southern West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen, Krystian Leonard, spent a day during her Thanksgiving holiday break to visit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital in Morgantown, WV.
She spent time there with some very brave children and took time to read a children’s book she wrote, Shining Scars, giving them a shining light and a smile in their hearts as they heal.
This month she gave back by ringing the Salvation Army bell at a local shopping mall on Wednesday, December 5th. In addition, she worked a special booth, Presents for Pets, for the local Humane Society who will be helping homeless pets this holiday season.
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Brooke Bullock, Miss Leaf River Valley’s Outstanding Teen 2013, was recently the featured speaker at The Petal Rotary Club in Petal, MS where she spoke about her platform, Clothe the Country.
At the monthly gathering, Bullock collected over 20 coats to help perpetuate her project designed to give clothes to the needy.
In addition to the coats collected from Rotary Club, Brooke received over 70 from Forrest General Spirit Girls, a community service organization she is involved with.
Brooke will compete in the Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen pageant in June 2013.
Vickie Holtsman, Miss River City’s Outstanding Teen, is working with the Promise to Kate Foundation, an organization whose mission is to find a cure for Myotonic Muscular Dystrophy.
Recently she made a visit to Wolfson Children’s Hospital in Jacksonville, FL where Promise to Kate made a $10,000 donation to pay for the 3 Tesla MRI machine that helps diagnose young patients quickly. During her visit Vickie delivered over 300 coloring books to the children.
For more information about the Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen Organization, please click here.
Photo credit: Photo by Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization
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About Miss America’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.
For more information, please visit www.maoteen.org
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