Rory Pan, a student at Northview High School, is Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2018.
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Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2019: Meet the contestants

Thirty teenage girls are ready to compete for the title of Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2019. The “little sister” pageant is held annually alongside Miss Georgia, and the winner goes to the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant later this summer.

All contestants will compete in talent, on-stage question in evening gown, fitness and private interview. Preliminary competition starts Wednesday, June 12 at 7 p.m. All contestants will compete in all phases of competition during preliminaries on Wednesday, Thursday and Friday. Scores from preliminaries will determine who moves on to the final night of competition on Saturday, June 15.


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

Miss Albany's Outstanding Teen, Kaitlyn Tanner
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Miss Albany’s Outstanding Teen, Kaitlyn Tanner

Age: 13

Hometown: Douglas

Talent: Piano

Miss Atlanta's Outstanding Teen, Rebecca Zhang
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Miss Atlanta’s Outstanding Teen, Rebecca Zhang

Age: 14

Hometown: John’s Creek

Talent: Ballet en pointe

Miss Capital City's Outstanding Teen, Hope Fowler
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Miss Capital City’s Outstanding Teen, Hope Fowler

Age: 17

Hometown: Buford

Talent: Contemporary vocal

Miss Cherokee Rose's Outstanding Teen, Rylee Ruegger
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Miss Cherokee Rose’s Outstanding Teen, Rylee Ruegger

Age: 15

Hometown: Hiram

Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Emanuel County's Outstanding Teen, Savannah Lariscy
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Miss Emanuel County’s Outstanding Teen, Savannah Lariscy

Age: 16

Hometown: Sylvania

Talent: Baton twirling

Miss Fitzgerald's Outstanding Teen, Cara Cole Heerde
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Miss Fitzgerald’s Outstanding Teen, Cara Cole Heerde

Age: 14

Hometown: Jefferson

Talent: Acro jazz

Miss Flint River's Outstanding Teen, Isabella Miller
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Miss Flint River’s Outstanding Teen, Isabella Miller

Age: 16

Hometown: Cumming

Talent: Jazz vocal

Miss Golden Isles' Outstaning Teen, Lanier Brown
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Miss Golden Isles’ Outstanding Teen, Lanier Brown

Age: 16

Hometown: Alma

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Greater Atlanta's Outstanding Teen, Mary Wilhelmina Hodges
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Miss Greater Atlanta’s Outstanding Teen, Mary Wilhelmina Hodges

Age: 14

Hometown: Louisville

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Gwinnett County's Outstanding Teen, Sallie Stowers
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Miss Gwinnett County’s Outstanding Teen, Sallie Stowers

Age: 17

Hometown: Dawsonville

Talent: Contemporary clogging

Miss Harris County's Outstanding Teen, Kaleigh Griswell
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Miss Harris County’s Outstanding Teen, Kaleigh Griswell

Age: 17

Hometown: Ellerslie

Talent: Broadway vocal

Miss Historic Buford's Outstanding Teen, Destiny Kluck
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Miss Historic Buford’s Outstanding Teen, Destiny Kluck

Age: 16

Hometown: Kennesaw

Talent: Broadway dance en pointe

Miss Hummingbird Festival's Outstanding Teen, Maddie Haines
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Miss Hummingbird Festival’s Outstanding Teen, Maddie Haines

Age: 16

Hometown: Columbus

Talent: Jazz dance

Miss International City's Outstanding Teen, Skylar Stephens
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Miss International City’s Outstanding Teen, Skylar Stephens

Age: 16

Hometown: Swainsboro

Talent: Ballet en pointe

Miss LaGrange's Outstanding Teen, Charlie Key
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Miss LaGrange’s Outstanding Teen, Charlie Key

Age: 13

Hometown: LaGrange

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss Lake Lanier's Outstanding Teen, Shali King
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Miss Lake Lanier’s Outstanding Teen, Shali King

Age: 17

Hometown: Jasper

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Macon's Outstanding Teen, Anna Kate Robinson
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Miss Macon’s Outstanding Teen, Anna Kate Robinson

Age: 14

Hometown: Wrightsville

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Magnolia's Outstanding Teen, Jillian Higgins
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Miss Magnolia’s Outstanding Teen, Jillian Higgins

Age: 16

Hometown: Columbus

Talent: Lyrical dance

Miss Middle West Georgia's Outstanding Teen, Elizabeth Sanders
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Miss Middle West Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Elizabeth Sanders

Age: 14

Hometown: Milan, Georgia

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss North Georgia's Outstanding Teen, Anna Mitchell Ralston
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Miss North Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Anna Mitchell Ralston

Age: 15

Hometown: Gainesville

Talent: Dance twirl

Miss Northwest Georgia's Outstanding Teen, Grace Gebara
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Miss Northwest Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Grace Gebara

Age: 17

Hometown: Roswell

Talent: Classical Broadway vocal

Miss Rome's Outstanding Teen, Megan Wright
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Miss Rome’s Outstanding Teen, Megan Wright

Age: 16

Hometown: Calhoun

Talent: Broadway vocal

Miss Southeast Georgia's Outstanding Teen, Caroline Mason
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Miss Southeast Georgia’s Outstanding Teen, Caroline Mason

Age: 15

Hometown: Swainsboro

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Southern Rivers' Outstanding Teen, Brianna Drake
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Miss Southern Rivers’ Outstanding Teen, Brianna Drake

Age: 15

Hometown: LaGrange

Talent: Broadway jazz dance

Miss Starr's Mill''s Outstanding Teen, Sydney Turnier
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Miss Starr’s Mill’s Outstanding Teen, Sydney Turnier

Age: 17

Hometown: Peachtree City

Talent: Pop vocal

Miss Stone Mountain's Outstanding Teen, Addie Freeman
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Miss Stone Mountain’s Outstanding Teen, Addie Freeman

Age: 14

Hometown: Lawrenceville

Talent: Contemporary vocal

Miss Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy's Outstanding Teen, Kate Klucsartis
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Miss Stone Mountain Yellow Daisy’s Outstanding Teen, Kate Klucsartis 

Age: 13

Hometown: Woodstock

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Troup County's Outstanding Teen, Jessica Roberts
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Miss Troup County’s Outstanding Teen, Jessica Roberts

Age: 16

Hometown: Midland

Talent: Ballet en pointe

Miss Warner Robins' Outstanding Teen, Kandice Lumpkin
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Miss Warner Robins’ Outstanting Teen, Kandice Lumpkin

Age: 15

Hometown: Haynesville

Talent: Tap dance

Miss Wildcat's Outstanding Teen, Valerie Amerson
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Miss Wildcat’s Outstanding Teen, Valerie Amerson

Age: 17

Hometown: Camden County

Talent: Monologue


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