"We all leave a footprint ... It is our legacy. It is a reminder that someone has gone before us, leading the way," Bozarth said. "The MAOTeen Footprint Award is our way of honoring those who leave an indelible print on our organization by their outstanding leadership and accomplishments."
This year, the Miss West Virginia's Outstanding Teen organization was awarded a Footprint Award for raising $12,395 for CMNH, which was more than any other state. As a result of their efforts, the organization was able to award $2,631 in additional scholarships at its state pageant and received free entry into the national competition for its titleholder. The award was accepted by the organization's field director, Twila Barker.
Jennifer McKenna also received the Footprint Award for her dedication to and work with the National Princess Camp. Jennifer, who joined the organization in 2008 as the director of development and then later joined the board, has worked to increase the Princess program to include exciting workshops, a chance to meet Miss America and perform with Miss America's Outstanding Teen, and fun events that help young girls create memories that will last a lifetime. Jennifer is a former Miss Virginia and is the co-owner of McKenna Walsh Coaching and Professional Management.
Tawni Darby, director of the Teens in Training Camp program, was also awarded a Footprint Award for her work with the teen camp. Since it launched in 2011, Teens in Training Camp has doubled in size and has become an integral part of the fundraising efforts for the MAOTeen scholarship fund. The camp provides teens with the opportunity to receive top notch training from pageantry pros and gives them a behind-the-scenes look at what it takes to compete at MAOTeen.