The Miss Teen of America Pageant was founded in 1983 by the late Mr. Warren Alexander, a former educator and pageant director. Rebranded in 2017 to include additional age divisions, the program is designed to help America’s youth reach their full potential.
This scholastically based pageant recognizes young women ages 7-26 for their outstanding personal achievements, leadership abilities, and artistic, creative or athletic talents. The American Pageants organization searches for complete well-rounded girls, which is accomplished through a well balanced and fair judging criteria.
For the Junior Miss of America and Miss Teen of America age divisions there are 6 distinct categories of judging: scholastic achievement, service to school and community, personal development, personality projection and poise in formal wear, a general awareness test and interview.
Miss is very similar to these 6 with a professional component included in the Scholastic Resume. For the Little Miss of America and Young Miss of America age divisions, there are 4 categories of judging: scholastic achievement, school activities and community service, personality projection and poise in formal wear, and interview.
As established leaders within their schools, current titleholders and participants will join us in the advancement of our developing partnership with Special Olympics.
Together, we will focus on ensuring that social inclusion is the norm across the country. Titleholders within the American Pageants organization receive funding to hold an inclusion event in partnership with her area Special Olympics or Special Education department at her school.