Miss South Carolina's Outstanding Teen 2012 Rachel Yuki Wyatt was crowned Miss America's Outstanding Teen (MAOTeen) 2013. Wyatt walked the runway as the eighth MAOTeen on Saturday night in the Linda Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. This historic crowning moment marked her first steps on a journey that will take her across the country promoting scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, community involvement and healthy living for our nation's youth. She won the hearts of the audience and judges when she performed a lyrical dance to The Climb.
Wyatt will be starting her senior year at Wren High School and serves as the President of her class, yearbook editor and member of the National Honor Society. She will support MAOTeen's national platform, Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. In addition, she will continue to work on her own personal platform, "Dance Therapy - Miracles through Movement".
The Five Finalists are as follows:
Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2013
Miss South Carolina's Outstanding Teen
Rachel Yuki Wyatt
First Runner Up
Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen
Jaine` Coann LeFebvre
Second Runner Up
Miss Arkansas' Outstanding Teen
Laura Leigh Turner
Third Runner Up
Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen
Fourth Runner Up
Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen
The Top Twelve Contestants were:
Miss New Mexico's Outstanding Teen - Natalie Benson
Miss Connecticut's Outstanding Teen - Jaine` Coann LeFebvre *
Miss Mississippi's Outstanding Teen - Molly May *
Miss Georgia's Outstanding Teen - Jameson Kenerly *
Miss Virginia's Outstanding Teen - Andolyn T. Medina
Miss Texas' Outstanding Teen - Margana Wood
Miss Maryland's Outstanding Teen - Kennedy Taylor
Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen - Julianne Thomison
Miss California's Outstanding Teen - Grace Lee Grant
Miss Arkansas' Outstanding Teen - Laura Lee Turner *
Miss South Carolina's Outstanding Teen - Rachel Yuki Wyatt *
Miss Washington's Outstanding Teen- Janae' Calaway
*Denotes Top 5 Finish
A sister company to the Miss America Organization, Miss America's Outstanding Teen promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America's teens. The competition was held at the Linda Chapin Theater, Orange County Convention Center.
Additional information about Miss America's Outstanding Teen, as well as updated competition news and images, can be found at http://www.MAOTeen.org.