Miss America's Outstanding Teen, Taylor Fitch, Miss SC Teen, Courtney Cisson, Miss Easley Teen, Amanda Parker and Little Miss Easley, Haley Prince were special guests at the "Festival of Trees & Taste of Easley" on Dec. 4th, 2008. Pictured above is Taylor with host, Mr. Garrison.
Taylor participated with the South Carolina Chapter of Queen for a Day/Heroes, a national nonprofit organization dedicated to raising the self-esteem of pediatric cancer patients at its Annual Holiday Inpatient Visits at Greenville Children's Hospital on December 12, 2008.
Taylor visited over 65 rooms including the Pediatric Intensive Care and cancer units, to spread holiday cheer to children and their families. The pediatric cancer patients were also deemed "Queens" and "Heroes" complete with crowns, fireman hats, and other special gifts.
If you would like Taylor to be a part of your events, please contact MAOT Business Manager, Jennifer McKenna at Jennifer@MAOTeen.org
Check out the winners from the Inspire Wellness Challenge issued by Miss America, Amway Global and the YMCA! Miss America commends all of the Teen Wellness Leaders out there for their efforts in spreading positive messages and fighting unhealthy lifestyles. Teens from across the country were eligible for this opportunity and are leading amazing programs and projects. Many nominations were received and Amway Global and the YMCA announced the 51 finalists December 15, 2008. Each Teen Wellness Leader will receive a $1,000 scholarship and $1,000 donation toward his or her local YMCA.
41 of our beautiful state titleholders will be a part of a special performance group at Miss America 2009!
Throughout the preliminaries and finals, several of our titleholders were asked to do solo performances as well.
Our featured girls are:
North Carolina Mya Hipps
Pennsylvania – Julia Rae Schlucter
Texas Sydney Capello
MAOT Taylor Fitch
Maryland Joanna Guy
All of our teens!
Alabama Haley Ates
Our titleholder's will also be able to attend the National Dolphin and MAOT Workshop! Please make sure you register for the mini-workshop taking place on Friday, January 23rd. If you are a current titleholder, your registration is FREE! Click here!
Check out the new discounted rates for the Las Vegas Mini-Workshops!
Las Vegas National Workshop Tour - Attendee Attendee Rate includes 1 parent/guardian
Additional Child- parent/guardian has more than one child participating-limited to 3
children per parent/guardian
Additional Parent- Child has more than one parent/guardian attending
Director's Rate PRICE: $30.00 Reigning State Titleholder PRICE: FREE!
Do you want to go into the entertainment industry? Are you looking for the right information to get started?
Wouldn't it be great to learn more about how to prepare for an interview, on-stage competition or simply how to develop your own sense of style?
You can! Learn from the experts!
We're presenting this information in a one-day workshop, jam-packed with tips, facts and advice!
The day will consist of four different break-out sessions for participants.
Sessions will include:
Working with the Camera: Participants will study improvisation as a tool to integrate the different styles and skills for acting in front of the camera for media, television, film, and reporting.
Preparing for the Entertainment Industry: From the importance of first impressions and presentation to the truth about finding an agent and auditioning, participants will learn how to navigate a path through the confusing world of the entertainment industry.
Establishing your Ideal Presentation: Participants will learn how to select and apply the right modeling, make-up, talent, etiquette techniques and overall style to best highlight their personal strengths. Whether on or off the stage, these presentation skills will last a lifetime.
Navigate the Interview Room from all sides of the Table: This session
will teach participants everything they need to know to take the mystery
out of the interview process. Overall interview technique, paperwork
completion, platform development and the Children's Miracle Network will
all be discussed. Participants will also see an actual judges' ballot in
order to learn the process from all sides of the interview table!
Thank you so much to Regalia Magnificent Apparel for Supporting MAOT in December!
During the month of December, Regalia will donate a percentage of sales to MAOT! Regalia has been in business, "dressing winners since 1989". They have been a loyal MAO Sponsor for the past 19 years, and, most importantly, they are the official wardrobe provider for MAOT!
Please visit their website, http://www.regalia.org/ or stop by the store, located at 813 EAST WASHINGTON STREET, ORLANDO, FL 32801.
Who will it be? Winners will be announced on January 8, 2009
Check out our 64 beautiful contestants!
The new judging disks are available on our resource portal! Please make sure you visit the website to obtain the new information! Please click here: http://maoteen.org/resources/
La Casa Hermosa Dress Auction benefiting MAOT and Caitlin's Closet
At the farewell luncheon sponsored by La Casa Hermosa for Caitlin Brunell, Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2008, Ami Manning presented over 50 dresses on behalf of Paris, Nicky and Kathy Hilton to Brunell for Caitlin's Closet. Brunell started Caitlin's Closet to be able to provide girls with dresses for special occasions that could not otherwise afford them thus raising their self esteem.
The dresses were divided and many of the remaining dresses will be auctioned off by Robin Fleming and La Casa Hermosa to raise money for Caitlin's Closet and MAOT. Funds raised for Caitlin's Closet will go to purchase specific sizes that are in popular demand. New auctions begin every week!
Please ask your friends and family to sign up for our weekly email blasts! They are filled with tons of information and opportunities for you to take advantage of! Please go to http://www.maoteen.org/subscribe.htm to sign up!