Miss South Dakota’s Outstanding Teen, Raghen Lucy was named Thursday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her piano performance “Pirates of the Caribbean” during the third night of the 2014 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition at the Linda Chapin Theater in Orlando. Raghen will receive a $500 scholarship.
Also in the spotlight was Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen, Joei Whisenant was the preliminary Evening Wear/On-Stage Question winner in a beaded overlay gown with a tiered skirt. Joie will receive a $500 scholarship. — Orlando, Florida – July 31, 2014
Also in the spotlight were Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen, Karson Brooke Fair and Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen, Samantha Rizzuto. Karson was the recipient of the $1,000 scholarship for Scholastic Excellence (highest GPA) and Samantha was the recipient of the $1,000 scholarship for Outstanding Achievement in Academic Life (GPA and resume).
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and will make available more than $18 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance in 2014. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization encourages positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth. MAOTeen provides educational scholarships for deserving young people and has developed mentoring programs and community-based initiatives. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has a long standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through this partnership, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has raised nearly $100,000 this year to help improve the lives of children across the country.
Additional information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization can be found at www.maoteen.org.