Miss Portsmouth’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 1
A 15 year old from Franklin Furnace
Platform: Give Me F.I.V.E: Forever Involved in Volunteering with Energy
I like to use energy in giving a “High Five” to encourage my friends and others to volunteer so we can make a difference.
Miss Cuyahoga Valley’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 2
A 16 year old from Shaker Heights
Platform: Marina’s Mermaids
Miss Northern Ohio’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 3
A 15 year old from Cincinnati
Platform: Be Healthy, Be You
Advocating for healthy lifestyles, through fitness, food and fun!
Miss Spirit of Ohio’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 4
A 17 year old from New Albany
Talent: Irish Dance
Platform: Step up 4 Friends: Special Needs Advocacy
Step up 4 Friends advocates for individuals with Special Needs, focusing on inclusion and fundraising
By getting communities involved in special event and campaigns.
Miss Stark County’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 5
A 13 year old from Louisville
Platform: The Upsides of Down Syndrome
To live in a world where children with Downs Syndrome, like my little sister, have all of the same opportunities that are available to me.
Miss Lake Festival’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 6
A 14 year old from Celina
Platform: Open A Book, Open Your World: Chapter One
Focuses on children 0-5 years of age to start growing a love for reading and education so that they can have a successful future.
Miss Akron Canton’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 7
A 17 year old from Copley
Platform: JOA Derailing Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy
A nonprofit organization that helps raise money for children with Duchenne’s Muscular Dystrophy and kids with juvenile diabetes. They also organize fundraisers, activities, and go on get-togethers for kids and teens with these diseases.
Miss Fort Defiance’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 8
A 14 year old from Barnesville
Talent: Musical Theater Dance
Platform: Kindness U- Lillian’s Leaders of Tomorrow
A Community minded Non-profit organization that Utilizes kids of all ages to participate in volunteering, fundraising for those in need and being kind by being “Upstanders” for those in need while building leadership skills.
Miss Greater Cleveland Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 9
A 17 year old from Perrysburg
Platform: Thread by Thread: Making a Difference for Ohio’s Homeless
Miss Northwestern Ohio’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 10
A 16 year old from Austinburg
Platform: Operation Life Unobstructed
Raising awareness for individuals with Disabilities and giving a voice to the voiceless.
Miss Maple City
Contestant # 11
A 16 year old from Shelby
Talent: Singing and playing Piano
Platform: Changing the Game Through Community Involvement
The Goal of her platform is to inspire people of all ages to make a positive impact in their community
Miss Oxford’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant: # 12
A 17 year old from Georgetown
Talent: Contemporary Dance
Platform: unPlug Social Responsibility in the Digital Age
Based on four points for maintaining social responsibility to “unPlug” means to commit to practice kindness, limit screen time, use good judgment and guard personal information.
Miss North Coast Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 13
A 16 year old from Broadview Heights
Talent: High Energy Fitness and Tumbling Routine
Platform: F.I.T. to Be Confident- Empowering confidence in youth and teens through fitness, nutrition and self respect.
Using the principles of F.I.T as a guideline to increase confidence in youth & teens. F. Finding an activity that will increase your heart rate 30-60 min 5X a week. I. Incorporating good nutrition practices. T. To love yourself, self respect, and having a positive attitude.
Miss Shawnee’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 14
An 18 year old from New Albany
Platform: Alzheimer’s Awareness-Save the Memories
5.7 million Americans suffer from Alzheimer’s, including my grandmother, who now live in a care facility. This has encouraged her to raise awareness about the disease.
Miss Heart of Ohio Outstanding Teen
A 16 year old from Oak Harbor
Talent: Baton Solo
Platform: G.A.S Giving and Serving: Fuel to Communities
G.A.S encourages individuals of all ages to serve their communities, emphasizing the importance of Community involvement.
Miss Buckeye Valley’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 16
A 15 year old from Lexington
Platform: Capture the Moment
Focusing on experiencing memories and cherishing the moment you are in- not capturing it on your phone and social media.
Ava Marguerite Moore
Miss Miami Valley’s Outstanding Teen
Contestant # 17
A 17 year old from Zanesville
Talent: Musical Theatre Dance
Platform: Rescue a Friend for Life
Rescue a Friend for Life is Dedicated to the promotion of animal rescue through adoption and donation, as well as the promotion of spaying and neutering all animals.