Miss America's Outstanding Teen announces Valerie Hayes, The Pageant Coach as the 2013 Non-Finalist Interview Scholarship provider and the 2013 Community Service Award for Children's Miracle Network scholarship provider. The $500 interview scholarship will be awarded to the contestant (not placing in the semifinals) who receives the highest interview score during the 2013 competition, which will be held August 13-17, 2013, in Orlando, Florida. The $1,000 community service scholarship will be provided to the contestant who raises the most funds for Children's Miracle Network.
Valerie Hayes, The Pageant Coach is the host of the radio talk show Pageant Talk Radio and has coached several local, state, and national titleholders in various pageant systems. On Pageant Talk Radio, Valerie covers topics such as having a winning interview, planning a great year of service, and taking what you learn in pageantry and applying it to everyday life.
"I'm thrilled to be supporting the leadership development and academic achievement efforts of Miss America's Outstanding Teen," Valerie said. “Everyone involved in the program, from the contestants and titleholders to the directors and volunteers, are focused on one thing: providing the premier personal development program for today's young women. My coaching practice is built around mentoring women to develop life skills that lead to success, which is consistent with the goals and values of the Miss America's Outstanding Teen program.”
In addition to her sponsorship of this year's Non-Finalist Interview and Community Service scholarships, Valerie will also sponsor the Medieval Times event for the 2013 MAOTeen contestants.
To learn more about Valerie, please visit her website.
If you would like to become a sponsor for the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Organization, please e-mail Jessica@MAOTeen.org.