CLASS OF 2018

Meet the teens creating change in your area.

 

 

They are among the brightest young women in our state and doing admirable work every day.  In addition to focusing on excelling academically, each Outstanding Teen is volunteering her time in the community around her fighting for a cause of her choice.  They are winning scholarships towards their own self improvement through higher education while further developing their skills of advocacy .  They are the movers and shakers of their community. They are the leaders of tomorrow.


 
  LAURYN WHITFIELD    Upstate New York's Outstanding Teen   Talent:   Dance   Platform:     G.E.M.S (Girls Empowered Motivated and Shining): A Pathway to Confidence

Miss New York's Outstanding Teen 2017

ASIA HICKMAN

 

New York's Outstanding Teen
Class of 2018

 

 
  ANNIE RYAN AUSTIN    Erie Canal's Outstanding Teen   Talent:  Vocal    Platform:  You Are Enough: Bullying and Suicide Prevention

ANNIE RYAN AUSTIN

Erie Canal's Outstanding Teen

Talent: Vocal

Platform: You Are Enough: Bullying and Suicide Prevention

  KIANNA-RAE CUMMINGS    At Large Outstanding Teen   Talent:    Tap Dance   Platform:    T.E.A.C.H.

KIANNA-RAE CUMMINGS

At Large Outstanding Teen

Talent: Tap Dance

Platform: T.E.A.C.H.

  CAYLA KUMAR    Bronx's Outstanding Teen   Talent:   Bollywood Dance   Platform:    The Gold Ribbon Project: Curing Pediatric Cancer

CAYLA KUMAR

Bronx's Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Bollywood Dance

Platform: The Gold Ribbon Project: Curing Pediatric Cancer

  DEAYZA-MARIE PEEBLES    Finger Lakes' Outstanding Teen   Talent:   Baton   Platform:  Everlasting Memories

DEAYZA-MARIE PEEBLES

Finger Lakes' Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Baton

Platform: Everlasting Memories

  LILLIAN LIGHTHALL    Fonda Fair's Outstanding Teen   Talent:   Tap Dance   Platform:  #LGL: Learn, Grow, Live

LILLIAN LIGHTHALL

Fonda Fair's Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Tap Dance

Platform: #LGL: Learn, Grow, Live

  ISABELLA SAPIO    At Large Outstanding Teen   Talent:   Vocal   Platform:     Who Will Tell Your Story? Bringing Awareness and Education to Teen Suicide and Prevention

ISABELLA SAPIO

At Large Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Vocal

Platform:  Who Will Tell Your Story? Bringing Awareness and Education to Teen Suicide and Prevention

  CLARA ROSE TYREL    Heart of New York's Outstanding Teen   Talent:     Bagpipes   Platform:  Save A Life: Volunteer for Your Local Emergency Services

CLARA ROSE TYREL

Heart of New York's Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Bagpipes

Platform: Save A Life: Volunteer for Your Local Emergency Services

  TATIANA SANTOS-MROCZEK    Richmond County's Outstanding Teen   Talent:   Vocal   Platform:  Increasing Bone Marrow Transplant Donor Registry Especially for Minorities and Children

TATIANA SANTOS-MROCZEK

Richmond County's Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Vocal

Platform: Increasing Bone Marrow Transplant Donor Registry Especially for Minorities and Children

  ALEXYS "LEXY" CONTI    Pride of New York's Outstanding Teen   Talent:   Contemporary Dance   Platform:    Say Something-Supporting America's Youth Through Health and Fitness

ALEXYS "LEXY" CONTI

Pride of New York's Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Contemporary Dance

Platform: Say Something-Supporting America's Youth Through Health and Fitness

  ARLENA OCCHIPINTI    Central New York's Outstanding Teen   Talent:  Irish Dance   Platform:    Love Your Selfie #No Filter Necessary

ARLENA OCCHIPINTI

Central New York's Outstanding Teen

Talent: Irish Dance

Platform: Love Your Selfie #No Filter Necessary

  COLLEEN DENMON    Thousand Islands' Outstanding Teen   Talent:   Contemporary Dance   Platform:     Different Doesn't Mean Inferior: Embrace, Empower, Energize

COLLEEN DENMON

Thousand Islands' Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Contemporary Dance

Platform: Different Doesn't Mean Inferior: Embrace, Empower, Energize

  LIZA COTTER    At Large Outstanding Teen   Talent:  Comedic Monologue   Platform:     STEM Your Way to Success

LIZA COTTER

At Large Outstanding Teen

Talent: Comedic Monologue

Platform: STEM Your Way to Success

  GRACE SEYBERT    Adirondack's Outstanding Teen   Talent:   Tahitian Dance   Platform:    Love Your Veteran

GRACE SEYBERT

Adirondack's Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Tahitian Dance

Platform: Love Your Veteran

  ASHLEY LAWRENCE    At Large Outstanding Teen   Talent:   Contemporary Dance   Platform:  Recognizing The Unseen: Understanding the Signs of Anxiety and Mental Illness

ASHLEY LAWRENCE

At Large Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Contemporary Dance

Platform: Recognizing The Unseen: Understanding the Signs of Anxiety and Mental Illness

  KATHRYN "KATIE" MANUEL    Upstate New York's Outstanding Teen   Talent:   Vocal   Platform:  Prevent The Pen

KATHRYN "KATIE" MANUEL

Upstate New York's Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Vocal

Platform: Prevent The Pen

  ALEXIS HOUSER    Montgomery County's Outstanding Teen   Talent:  Dance   Platform:  When Life Throws You A Curve: Living with Scoliosis

ALEXIS HOUSER

Montgomery County's Outstanding Teen

Talent: Dance

Platform: When Life Throws You A Curve: Living with Scoliosis

  GABRIELLA MARINELLI    At Large Outstanding Teen   Talent:     Jazz Dance   Platform:    No Restrictions on Your Ambitions

GABRIELLA MARINELLI

At Large Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Jazz Dance

Platform: No Restrictions on Your Ambitions

  HAILEE WADDEL    Fulton County's Outstanding Teen   Talent:  Dance    Platform:    Suicide Prevention

HAILEE WADDEL

Fulton County's Outstanding Teen

Talent: Dance

Platform: Suicide Prevention

  JULIANNA MEYER    Staten Island's Outstanding Teen   Talent:     Jazz Dance   Platform:    Fastern Your Pink Ribbon: Breat Cancer Education and Prevention

JULIANNA MEYER

Staten Island's Outstanding Teen

Talent:  Jazz Dance

Platform: Fastern Your Pink Ribbon: Breat Cancer Education and Prevention