Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc. has a new addition– Jessica Schueler, Director of Communications. In her new role, Jessica will be responsible for the company’s communications, publicity and sponsorships and will also launch a quest to increase the amount of in-kind scholarships offered by colleges and universities on the national and state levels.
She comes to the organization with a rich history and knowledge of MAOTeen. Jessica was selected as the first Miss West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen in 2004. During her year of service she promoted her platform SADD (Students Against Destructive Decisions) throughout West Virginia and traveled to Missouri, North Carolina, and Florida representing the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen and Miss America Organization. Jessica also developed the Mentor Princess Program in West Virginia and raised more than $5,000 in scholarship money for the Miss West Virginia Scholarship Organization.
Jessica is a 2009 graduate of Concord University with a Bachelor of Arts in Communications and Public Relations. Upon graduation, Jessica interned with MAOTeen and shortly after accepted a position at her alma mater as an admissions counselor. During her time at Concord she traveled to Maryland, Washington, D.C., Delaware, Ohio, Florida, New Jersey, Virginia, and West Virginia recruiting for the university and promoting their scholarship programs.
Jessica has attended more than 150 college fairs and reached more than 10,000 students, as well as presented to her colleagues at the WV Association of Collegiate Registrars and Admissions Officers (WVACRAO) Conference in Snowshoe, West Virginia. She coordinated the university’s top scholarship program, “Scholars of Distinction,” and co-coordinated the Concord University Student Ambassador Program. As a recruiter for Concord, Jessica attended the National Small College Enrollment Conference annually and participated in other professional development opportunities each year.
The 2012 Miss America Outstanding Teen Princess Camp pre-sale registration ends today, February 15, 2012. Click here to register now, and use promo code PRINCESS12 to save $300!
Applications for the MAOT mentoring program are being accepted for girls ages five-twelve-years-old. The Princess Camp will be held in Orlando, Florida on August 14-19.
Princess Camp gives young contestants the opportunity to team up with MAOTeens and learn the tricks of the trade. Girls will get on-stage experience in a production number in the national pageant, and other on-stage events. Courses designed for the girls will give them insight from experts and authors. Expect nothing but fun during the camp's fashion show, photo-shoot and make over session. Campers will also spend time with Miss America's Outstanding Teen, and walk the Pink Carpet as MAOTeen celebrities.
Spaces are limited. Register your princess today!
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Welcome to our new MAOTeen Elizabeth Fechtel! And welcome home to me! Now that I'm back in the office and have my desk cleaned off (that's no small task, trust me) , let's talk about MAOTeen. What a great week! I hope that you guys stayed in touch with the pageant happenings through our Twitter, Facebook, and all the articles/videos on the web. In case you couldn't tell, fourpoints had a total blast during pageant week! Every year, it's so inspiring to see our relationship with MAOTeen grow. And each class of contestants is just as wonderful as the last.
Another of of the best things about MAOTeen is that I get a "sneak peek" at the 2012 Miss America contestants. I had the pleasure of chatting with our Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan while she signed autographs at our booth during pageant week. She was as lovely as ever. It's so impressive to me to see a Miss America about halfway through her year of service, and she is as fresh and cheerful as the day she was crowned. Every reigning Miss America I have ever met has been that way, and - well, let's just say that I don't think I would be so pleasant! It was nice to have a moment to talk with Teresa.
I also got to do one of my favorite things, which is have my makeup done by an Aristrty professional. I am seriously in love with their products - and I'm not just saying that! He even managed to make me look believably tan - a true artist!
Of course, the most exciting part of the week is seeing our new MAOTeen crowned. Elizabeth is going to do a great job and I can't wait for you guys to see her on the cover of the October/November issue.
As a final note, though, I want to extend my congratulations and affection to the entire MAOTeen class. Time and time again, I find myself thinking that every contestant who competes really wins. As Donna Bozarth mentioned during pageant week, MAOTeen has already written half a million dollars in scholarship checks. And those didn't go to just the winners of the national pageant. So many young women are stepping into their future with scholarship money, a great skill set, and an unforgettable experience.
During pageant week, I had the chance to speak to some of the contestants. They all had wonderful things to say, but one thing has stuck with me. Miss New Hampshire's Outstanding Teen Lauren Percy gave MAOTeen the highest accolades it could ever receive. She said, "This organization has give me the confidence to take my make-up off and just be who I am."
I hope that every young lady had the same experience that Lauren did.
We are pleased to announce that fourpoints was the first recipient of the newly minted Footprints Award at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant this month.
Kim Parrish, President of MAOTeen, presented the award to Jennifer Reeves and Julie Anne Long at the Evening of Stars event during pageant week.
“We have enjoyed watching our relationship with fourpoints grow over the years,” said Kim. “Whenever we go to fourpoints with an idea, they are ready and willing to help us make it happen.”
In addition to sponsoring the tradeshow at the pageant, fourpoints presented at the Teens in Training Camp seminar. Serendipity Publishing also designed the 2012 program book for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.
“We are extremely honored to have received this award,” said Kasie Smith, president and publisher of Serendipity Publishing. “Our relationship with MAOTeen has only improved over the last seven years, and we look forward to working with them in the future.”
Whew! I cannot believe that the three nights of preliminary competition are over! The three nights were incredible, for so many different reasons. And now, of course, I am anxiously awaiting the final night to meet our new Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2012. We did not have a double preliminary award winner this year, so the Top 10 is wide open. And, we will find out the People's Choice winners tomorrow, which is SO EXCITING.
Tomorrow morning, Jennifer and I will be talking with the Teens in Training about the four points of the crown (they are dear to our hearts, after all) and I am so looking forward to that. What advice would YOU guys give the Teens in Training?
One person we like very much is Kasey Staniszewki, Miss Maryland's Outstanding TEen 2007 and stylist for La Casa Hermosa. Kasey was kind enough to give us a style tip!