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Teens in Training at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen
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Are you a Teen looking to bump your pageant skills up to the elite level? Or are you a Teen who doesn’t compete in pageants, but wants to develop the poise and confidence of a pageant girl? Then the Teens in Training Camp just what you’ve been looking for! Join Valerie as she talks with Tawni Darby, Teens in Training Camp Founder, about all the fabulous activities and learning opportunities at this year’s inaugural camp. Then Valerie will talk with Lacey Russ, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, about what she’s been up to, plus she’ll chat with Jennifer McKenna, Princess Camp Coordinator, about what the exciting program they’ve got planned for this year. It’s going to be a whole hour dedicated to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen and you won’t want to miss it!
Episode Segments:
Pageant Talk Radio: Teens in Training Camp
Teens in Training Camp launches this year and Tawni Darby, founder of the camp gives us an all access pass to camp! She’ll tell you how to bump up your pageant skills and develop the poise and confidence of a pageant girl. Find out all the info on the exciting opportunities Teens in Training Camp has to offer.
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Pageant Talk Radio: Miss America's Outstanding Teen Lacey Russ
Lacey Russ, 2011 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen drops by to fill us in on her exciting year so far. Find out how her platform, Pure Excellence, is going and what she’s been up to!
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Pageant Talk Radio: Princess Camp
Girls’ ages 5-12 won’t want to miss out on the fun either! Princess Camp coordinator Jennifer McKenna fills us in on why Princess Camp is the fastest growing mentoring program in the nation!
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Teens In Training Camp
Teens in Training Camp is designed for girls, ages 13 to 17, who are interested in competing in the MAOTeen pageant system or who are looking to improve upon skills that promote self-confidence and poise.

Miss America's Outstanding Teen Princess Program
The fastest growing mentoring program in the nation Miss America's Outstanding Teen is now accepting applications for their mentoring program. Girls ages 5 to 12 are invited to join us in Orlando, Florida August 16-21, 2011 for the Miss America's Outstanding Teen's PRINCESS CAMP.

Miss America's Outstanding Teen
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Inc. has been organized to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, Healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth.

Guest(s) Appearing on this Episode
Lacey Russ
Lacey Russ, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2011, is a 17 year-old senior attending Cordell High School in Cordell, Oklahoma. Lacey is ranked First in her class with a 4.0 G.P.A., has received the President’s Academic Achievement Award, All-American Scholar, the Outstanding Academic Performance, and scored in the Top Five Percent of the ACT explorer program. Lacey was selected for the prestigious Leadership Oklahoma’s Youth Leadership Class and been named to the Superintendent’s Honor Roll. Lacey is an accomplished vocalist and pianist, as well as writes her own lyrics and music. Being a diversified performer, Lacey is Drum Major, First Chair Flute as well as being an All-Star and All-American Cheerleader. Sometimes performing even means joining the team! That’s right – Lacey is a member of the Cordell Girls Basketball team. During her reign as Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Lacey travels the country promoting her platform P.U.R.E. Excellence. During the past six years, she has worked with youth encouraging them to live a lifestyle of purity and strive for “pure excellence” in every endeavor of life. She has great hope for the youth of America to help them better their self-esteem, show them by leading by example and most of all – challenging them to not just better, but LIVE BEST.

Miss America’s Outstanding Teen on Facebook

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Jennifer McKenna
Jennifer began competing in pageants at age 7 as a means to demonstrate and improve her dancing skills. In 1995 she won the prestigious title of Teen Miss North Carolina and went on to win the title of Miss Virginia in 2002. She spoke to students at 50 different middle schools across Virginia on the Right Decisions, Right Now Program, an anti-alcohol, drug, tobacco, and peer pressure program now officially endorsed by the Miss America State Organizations. In October 2005 she won the title of Miss Virginia USA becoming the first person to ever hold the Virginia state title in both the Miss America and Miss USA pageant systems. Jennifer graduated from Campbell University in May 2000, cum laude, with a Bachelor of Arts degree and received her law degree from the George Mason University School of Law in 2004. She is currently the Princess Camp Coordinator for the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant and serves on the board of directors. Princess Camp is the fastest growing mentoring program in the nation and offers a one-of-a-kind opportunity for girls' ages 5-12.

Miss America's Outstanding Teen Princess Program

Tawny Darby

Tawni Darby, the Teens in Training Camp founder and former Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen, began her involvement in MAOTeen at the age of 14. She was crowned Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen in 2006 and went on to be awarded a non-finalist talent award at the national Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant. After competing in MAOTeen, Tawni was chosen as one of 30 dancers to attend the 2008 Pennsylvania Governor’s School for the Arts. In 2009, she graduated as Valedictorian of Lincoln Park Performing Arts High School. She is currently a sophomore at Westminster College where she is studying Public Relations and Accounting and plans to attend law school in the future. Tawni is enjoying her internship at MAOTeen and is thrilled to be launching Teens in Training Camp.

Teens in Training Camp on Facebook