To obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Elementary Education with a Master’s Degree in Counseling
P.U.R.E Excellence & Children’s Miracle Network
As Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2011, Lacey Russ completed her senior year at Cordell High School and was ranked number one in her class. A busy young lady, she was a cheerleader, served on the student council, played basketball, and was a member of the honor band.
Founded in 2005, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc., a 501(c) (3) not-for-profit organization, was 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. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, the little sister to Miss America, is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and one of the world’s largest providers of scholarship assistance for young women. Through our partnership with our local and state teen organizations in every state, DC, Puerto Rico, and the USVI, over $4,000,000 in cash and scholarship assistance has been made available.
Each year, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization hosts a national competition that encourages and rewards the talent, communication skills, community service, and academic achievements of girls between 13 and 17 years of age.
The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has also established community-based initiatives and mentoring programs aimed at helping our nation’s youth build character and gain the skills necessary for success in the real world. In partnership with committed adult volunteers, community and business leaders, as well as participants from the national competition, the Organization has been implementing programs aimed at helping young people develop strong values, leadership skills, social conscience, self worth and conviction about their own potential.
Funds raised by the Organization are being used to fund scholarships for deserving young women according to guidelines established by the Organization’s Board of Directors in accordance with Internal Revenue Service rules and regulations. Funds are also being used to establish and develop the Organization’s mentoring program and community-based initiatives.
Contact the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization