Orlando, Florida – August 2, 2014 – Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Olivia McMillan was crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2015 tonight at the Linda Chapin Theater in Orlando.
Olivia’s triumphant walk across the stage was just the beginning of a journey that will take her all of the country during her year of service as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2015. She will travel speaking to audiences about her platform “The Sibling Support Project” and acting as the official National Teen Goodwill Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children’s hospitals. CMNH is the national platform partner of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization.
Olivia is a 17-year-old student at Northside High School. She is the daughter of Greg and Tracy McMillan and resides in Centerville, Georgia.
Along with the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2015, Olivia won a $25,000 scholarship provided by the Harris Rosen Foundation and Neutraderm towards her college education. For the talent portion of the competition, Olivia sang “Nessun Dorma.”
The first runner-up was Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen, Lexie Perry who earned a $10,000 scholarship. Her talent performance was fiddle and her personal platform is “Hear Me Out.”
Second runner-up honors and a $7,500 scholarship were awarded to Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, Morgan Green. Her talent was a vocal and her personal platform is “Literacy: Pathway to Prosperity.”
Third runner-up and the winner of a $5,000 scholarship was Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen, Casey Shepard. Her talent was a Ballet en Pointe and her personal platform is “E.N.D.D. Embracing Not Defining Disabilities.”
The fourth runner-up and recipient of a $2,500 scholarship was Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen, Morgan Holen. Her talent was a lyrical dance and her platform is “Random Acts of Kindness.”
Miss North Dakota’s Outstanding Teen, Raghen Lucy, and Miss Virgin Island’s Outstanding Teen, Cereyna Bougouneau, were the winners of America’s Choice, an online competition where viewers were given the opportunity to vote for their favorite Miss America’s Outstanding Teen contestant. The announcement was made at the beginning of the show and they became the 1st and 2nd Semi-Finalists to compete in the finale.
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and made available more than $18 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance to our 2014 national contestants. 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.