Miss Nevada’s Outstanding Teen 2012, Ellie Smith and her sister, Teens in Training Camp participant Amy Smith, performed alongside apl.de.ap from famous music group the Black Eyed Peas at a benefit for vision impaired groups at the World Market in Las Vegas on October 13th. “Our dance performing group at Step-Up Academy was invited to perform at their Gala. Apl.de.ap is visually impaired, so he was a very special guest of honor at the event,” Ellie said.
Apl.de.ap of the Black Eyed Peas is a dynamic performer, and has overcame his own vision limitations to become a major recording music star. Ellie added, “What an honor and delight to have been in his show!”
Last month Ellie performed the National Anthem at the Party Rock Open Women’s Pro Tennis Tournament in Las Vegas, sponsored by the one-and-only Redfoo of music group LMFAO. She also recently filmed a segment for the national television show The Young Icons.
Photo credit: Photo by Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization
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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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