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Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2018: Meet the Contestants

Nearly 50 young women are ready to compete for the title of Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2018. 

The pageant is the teen version of Miss Georgia, with teens from 13 to 17 competing for the state title. The winner will compete at Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, the teen version of Miss America.


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Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen begins its preliminary competition at 7 p.m. on Tuesday, June 12. All 46 contestants will take part in fitness, evening gown, talent and on-stage question preliminaries, as well as a private interview with a panel of judges, in order to determine who will go on to compete on the final night, Friday, June 15.

The contestants who will take the River Center stage in Columbus are:

Miss Albany's Outstanding Teen, Lydia Anne Love (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Albany’s Outstanding Teen, Lydia Anne Love

Age: 14

Hometown: Americus

School: Southland Academy

Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Altamaha's Outstanding Teen, Melanie Purcell (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Altamaha’s Outstanding Teen, Melanie Purcell

Age: 14

Hometown: Swainsboro

School: Swainsboro Middle School

Talent: Jazznastics

Miss Atlanta's Outstanding Teen, Kassie Todd (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Atlanta’s Outstanding Teen, Kassie Todd

Age: 17

Hometown: Claxton

School: Claxton High School

Talent: Acrobatic jazz dance

Miss Capital City's Outstanding Teen, Grace Thomas (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Capital City’s Outstanding Teen, Grace Thomas

Age: 16

Hometown: Warner Robins

School: Houston County High School

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss Cherokee Rose's Outstanding Teen, Sophie Edwards (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Cherokee Rose’s Outstanding Teen, Sophie Edwards

Age: 15

Hometown: Marietta

School: Marietta High School International Baccalaureate Magnet

Talent: Ballet en pointe

Miss Coastal Empire's Outstanding Teen, Jordan Simmons (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Coastal Empire’s Outstanding Teen, Jordan Simmons

Age: 15

Hometown: Claxton

School: Claxton High School

Talent: Jazz dance

Miss Cobb County's Outstanding Teen, Carley Vogel (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Cobb County’s Outstanding Teen, Carley Vogel

Age: 17

Hometown: Acworth

School: Pebblebrook High School

Talent: Classical vocal

Miss Columbus' Outstanding Teen, Maddie Haines (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Columbus’ Outstanding Teen, Maddie Haines

Age: 15

Hometown: Columbus

School: Columbus High School Magnet Academy

Talent: Jazz dance

Miss Conyers Cherry Blossom's Outstanding Teen, Ansley Harter (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Conyers Cherry Blossom’s Outstanding Teen, Ansley Harter

Age: 15

Hometown: Jesup

School: Wayne County High School

Talent: Baton twirling

Miss Coweta County's Outstanding Teen, Katy Berry (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Coweta County’s Outstanding Teen, Katy Berry

Age: 17

Hometown: Suwanee

School: Lambert High School

Talent: Musical theater vocal

Miss Cumming Fair's Outstanding Teen, Annaliese Mayo (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Cumming Fair’s Outstanding Teen, Annaliese Mayo

Age: 16

Hometown: Lawrenceville

School: Parkview High School

Talent: Fiddle

Miss Emanuel County's Outstanding Teen, Alaylla Watkins (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Emanuel County’s Outstanding Teen, Alaylla Watkins

Age: 17

Hometown: Wadley

School: Thomas Jefferson Academy

Talent: Jazz dance

Miss Fayette County's Outstanding Teen (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Fayette County’s Outstanding Teen, Shelby Gray

Age: 15

Hometown: Peachtree City

School: Starr’s Mil High School

Talent: Piano

Miss Fitzgerald's Outstanding Teen, Elizabeth Sanders (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Fitzgerald’s Outstanding Teen, Elizabeth Sanders

Age: 13

Hometown: Milan

School: Dodge County Middle School

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss Flint River's Outstanding Teen, Anna Kate Robinson (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Flint River’s Outstanding Teen, Anna Kate Robinson

Age: 13

Hometown: Wrightsville

School: Brentwood High School

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Fulton County's Outstanding Teen, Anna Mitchell Ralston (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Fulton County’s Outstanding Teen, Anna Mitchell Ralston

Age: 14

Hometown: Gainesville

School: Gainesville High School

Talent: Dance twirl

Miss Georgia Coast's Outstanding Teen, Bridget Dixon (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Georgia Coast’s Outstanding Teen, Bridget Dixon

Age: 16

Hometown: Kite

School: Swainsboro High School

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Golden Isles' Outstanding Teen, Campbell Bass (Miss Georgia Pageant/PHOTO BY ART JOHNSON PHOTOGRAPHE)

Miss Golden Isles’ Outstanding Teen, Campbell Bass

Age: 14

Hometown: Leesburg

School: Lee County Middle School East Campus

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss Greater Columbus' Outstanding Teen, Olivia Burger (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Greater Columbus’ Outstanding Teen, Olivia Burger

Age: 17

Hometown: Cataula

School: Harris County High School

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Gwinnett County's Outstanding Teen, Julia Rutland (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Gwinnett County’s Outstanding Teen, Julia Rutland

Age: 16

Hometown: Rome

School: Model High School

Talent: Jazz dance

Miss Harris County's Outstanding Teen, Meredith Crego (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Harris County’s Outstanding Teen, Meridith Crego

Age: 16

Hometown: Rome

School: Model High School

Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Heart of Atlanta's Outstanding Teen, Rory Pan (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Heart of Atlanta’s Outstanding Teen, Rory Pan

Age: 16

Hometown: Johns Creek

School: Northview High School

Talent: Ballet en pointe

Miss Historic Buford's Outstanding Teen, Kristin Hsu (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Historic Buford’s Outstanding Teen, Kristin Hsu

Age: 15

Hometown: Johns Creek

School: Northview High School

Talent: Violin

Miss Historic Southern Plains' Outstanding Teen, Camy Bland (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Historic Southern Plains’ Outstanding Teen, Camy Bland

Age: 15

Hometown: Glennville

School: Tattnall County High School

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Hummingbird Festival's Outstanding Teen, Jessica Roberts (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Hummingbird Festival’s Outstanding Teen, Jessica Roberts

Age: 15

Hometown: Columbus

School: Rainey-McCullers Shool of the Arts

Talent: Ballet en pointe

Miss International City's Outstanding Teen, Caroline Mason (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss International City’s Outstanding Teen, Caroline Mason

Age: 14

Hometown: Swainsboro

School: Swainsboro High School

Talent: Jazz dance

Miss Johns Creek's Outstanding Teen, Hallie Dixon (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Johns Creek’s Outstanding Teen, Hallie Dixon

Age: 17

Hometown: Jesup

School: Wayne County High School

Talent: Vocal

Miss Kennesaw's Outstanding Teen, Megan Wright (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Kennesaw’s Outstanding Teen, Megan Wright

Age: 15

Hometown: Calhoun

School: Calhoun High School

Talent: Vocal

Miss Lake Lanier's Outstanding Teen, Tressie Polk (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Lake Lanier’s Outstanding Teen, Tressie Polk

Age: 13

Hometown: Woodstock

School: Mill Creek Middle School

Talent: Vocal

Miss Macon's Outstanding Teen, Mary Wilhemina Hodges (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Macon’s Outstanding Teen, Mary Wilhemina Hodges

Age: 14

Hometown: Louisville

School: Louisville Middle School

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Magnolia's Outstanding Teen, Anna Wiggins (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Magnolia’s Outstanding Teen, Anna Wiggins

Age: 17

Hometown: Twin City

School: Emanuel County Institute

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Middle West Georgia's Outstanding Teen, Kandice Lumpkin (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Middle West Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Kandice Lumpkin

Age: 14

Hometown: Haynesville

School: Perry Middle Scchool

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Northeast Georgia's Outstanding Teen, Jessica Acord (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Northeast Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Jessica Acord

Age: 14

Hometown: Woodstock

School: Mill Creek Middle School

Talent: Clogging

Miss Paulding County's Outstanding Teen, Fallon Robinson (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Paulding County’s Outstanding Teen, Fallon Robinson

Age: 17

Hometown: Dallas

School: Chattahoochee Technical College/Georgia Cyber Academy

Talent: Lyrical gymnastics

Miss Pickens County's Outstanding Teen, Rylee Ruegger (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Pickens County’s Outstanding Teen, Rylee Ruegger

Age: 14

Hometown: Hiram

School: East Paulding High School

Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Rockdale County's Outstanding Teen, Grace Rowe (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Rockdale County’s Outstanding Teen, Grace Rowe

Age: 17

Hometown: Roswell

School: Pope High School

Talent: Cello

Miss Rome's Outstanding Teen, Shali King (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Rome’s Outstanding Teen, Shali King

Age: 16

Hometown: Jasper

School: Pickens High School

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Southeast Georgia's Outstanding Teen, Karagan Royer (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Southeast Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Karagan Royer

Age: 16

Hometown: Brunswick

School: Glynn Academy

Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Starr's Mill's Outstanding Teen, Sarah Dorr (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Starr’s Mill’s Outstanding Teen, Sarah Dorr

Age: 17

Hometown: Peachtree City

School: Starr’s Mill High Shool

Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy's Outstanding Teen (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy’s Outstanding Teen, Skylar Stephens

Age: 15

Hometown: Swainsboro

School: Swainsboro High School

Talent: Ballet en pointe

Miss Stone Mountain's Outstanding Teen, Jillian Higgins (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Stone Mountain’s Outstanding Teen, Jillian Higgins

Age: 15

Hometown: Columbus

School: Columbus High School

Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Troup County's Outstanding Teen, Rebecca Zhang (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Troup County’s Outstanding Teen, Rebecca Zhang

Age: 13

Hometown: Johns Creek/Farmington Hills, Michigan

School: River Trail Middle School

Talent: Ballet en pointe

Miss University of Georgia's Outstanding Teen, Elaine Metcalf (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss University of Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Elaine Metcalf

Age: 16

Hometown: Watkinsville

School: North Oconee High School

Talent: Baton twirling

Miss Warner Robins' Outstanding Teen, Ceniah Arline (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Warner Robins’ Outstanding Teen, Ceniah Arline

Age: 16

Hometown: Warner Robins

School: Northside High School

Talent: Gymnastics

Miss Wayne County's Outstanding Teen, Emily Teston (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Wayne County’s Outstanding Teen, Emily Teston

Age: 17

Hometown: Jesup

School: Wayne County High School

Talent: Dance twirl

Miss Wildcat's Outstanding Teen, Isabella Kicklighter (Miss Georgia Pageant)

Miss Wildcat’s Outstanding Teen, Isabella Kicklighter

Age: 17

Hometown: St. Marys

School: Camden County High School

Talent: Dance


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