Local Teen to Compete for the Title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen
WHAT: Western New York native, Cady Ruth Stoever, age 15, will take the stage in Florida later this month for a chance to become the next Miss America’s Outstanding Teen and earn thousands of dollars in scholarships.
A 10th grade student at Rush-Henrietta High School, Cady won the coveted title of Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen 2014 over the Memorial Day weekend in New York City. Starting her year of service to New York State, Cady has promoted her platform, “Growth Through Literacy” by donating books to local charities, reading to children, and supporting her local and state organization in parades and festivals across New York State. She is also raising funds for the national partner of the Miss America Organization: Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Cady will join 52 other young women ages 13-17 from across the US, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands at the prestigious Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition in Florida. Contestants will compete in five categories: interview, talent, lifestyle & fitness, eveningwear and on-stage question. Judges will select the best all-around contestant to represent America’s teens.
Founded in 2005, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc. is one of the top scholarship providers to teen girls in the United States. To date more than $5 million in cash and in-kind scholarships have been awarded by this pageant, which is the official teen competition of the Miss America Organization.
Cady’s local start was with the Miss Flower City Organization, which awarded her the title of Miss Flower City’s Outstanding Teen. The Miss Flower City Organization is the successor to the Miss Greater Rochester organization and also operates the Miss Flower City Pageant, which is open to young women from ages 17 to 24 and is an official preliminary for the Miss New York competition. The current Miss Flower City is Anneleise Trust.
The current Miss New York is Kira Kazantzev. Kira won her title on the same evening Cady was crowed as Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen. Kira is now preparing to compete for the title of Miss America, which will be awarded September 14 in Atlantic City, N.J.
Through their participation in the Miss America Organization, Cady, Anneleise and Kira have all developed strong leadership skills and have become positive examples for young people by illustrating the importance of civic engagement, academic excellence, artistic involvement and healthy lifestyles.
WHO: Cady Ruth Stoever will compete against 52 other teens ages 13-17 from across the US, Puerto Rico, and the US Virgin Islands, at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition. Official Photo(s) attached with releases.
WHEN: July 29-August 2, 2014
WHERE: Rosen Centre Theatre, Orlando, FL
Media are invited to attend this event.
Photo opportunities will be available.
For more information see http://maoteen.org/ or Miss Flower City at www.missflowercity.org/
About the Miss New York Scholarship Organization
The Miss New York Scholarship Organization is the official state preliminary of the Miss America Organization. As the world's largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women and one of the nation's leading achievement programs, the Miss America Organization and its state and local organizations make available more than $45 million in cash and scholarship assistance annually. The organization provides young women with a vehicle to further their personal and professional goals and instills a spirit of community service through a variety of nationwide community-based programs. To learn more, visit MissNY.org. For the latest updates, follow Miss New York on Twitter, Facebook, and Instagram.