San Juan, Puerto Rico - JULY 20, 2014 – The current Miss Puerto Rico’s Outstanding Teen, Victoria Violeta, is set to compete for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2015 from July 29, 2014 through August 2, 2014 at the Linda Chapin Theater located in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.
Selected in June, Miss Puerto Rico’s Outstanding Teen is a 17-year-old student at José Julián Acosta School. Throughout her year of service, she will travel the state advocating her platform, “Let’s Help Through Art – Helping Kids with Down Syndrome.” Victoria is the daughter of Jose Ramon Colon and Jhoanna Violeta Trelles and resides in Dorado.
There are two ways you can support Victoria. First, watch her compete live and see fame crowned as the field of 53 national contestants is narrowed to just one. Tickets to the event are available at www.ticketmaster.com. Second, you can help Victoria secure a spot as a Top 12 Semi-Finalist on Saturday, August 2, 2014. Log on to https://fourpointsmagazine.com/maoteen-americas-choice to vote for Victoria to become an America’s Choice Semi-Finalist.
The Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship Organization provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and educational ambitions. Contestants also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen educational and life goals. A not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, the Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship Organization continues to make tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships and in-kind funds available to thousands of young women throughout Puerto Rico.
The little sister to Miss America, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and will make available more than $18 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance to the 2014 national contestants. Based in Clearwater, Florida, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization 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. Funds raised by the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization are used to provide educational scholarships for deserving young people and are also being used to establish and develop the organization’s mentoring program and community-based initiatives. The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization has a long standing relationship with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. Through this partnership, the Miss America and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization have collectively raised nearly $10 million to help improve the lives of children across the country. For more information about the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, please visit www.maoteen.org. For more information about the Miss Puerto Rico’s Outstanding Teen Organization, please visit www.MissPR.org.
Source: Miss Puerto Rico’s Outstanding Teen Organization