We are so excited to announce that Jeanette Morelan, the 2010 titleholder for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, is coming to the PageantCast.
Oddly, Wisconsin’s only current national titleholder caught up with us from Orlando, FL to record our interview. (We hope to air on August 10, 2010 just before the national pageant.)
Jeanette is a very engaging conversationalist and I think all our listeners will enjoy listening to this great interview.
Jeanette’s platform is “The Power of ONE”, which aims to motivate and inspire people to realize that they have the power to dream, the power to believe in that dream, and the power to act on that dream. (from the MAOT website)
I met Jeanette at the Miss Racine (MAO) local pageant where I took the picture accompanying this posting. (You can find more of my photos of Jeanette at the photo gallery link I have below.) In person, she is every bit the lady you will meet on our interview.
Set aside August 10 for a great interview with Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2010, Jeanette Morelan, on the PageantCast.
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen may be a long pageant title, but what it misses in brevity of name, it makes up for in promotion. MAOT 2010 Jeanette Morelan now sings beautifully at the Thrashers game. I love hearing the National Anthem and this is a very good rendition.
Join Jeanette Morelan, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen at the fourpoints magazine booth during the Miss America Trade Show on Wednesday, January 27th at Noon. She will sign copies of the highly sought after fourpoints cover from the Fall issue featuring her and the photography of Deb Knoske.
Join MAOTeen President Kim Parrish and Maine’s Director Deb Landry, authors of the children’s book The Snapdragon Princess on Thursday, January 28th from 2-4 pm for a book signing, at the fourpoints booth, Miss America Trade Show. The book will be available for a special price of $10. Get your free copy of the fourpoints special issue with Lee Meriwether, author of the foreword from The Snapdragon Princess.
Join the MAOT state titleholders on Friday at 3:30-4:30 at the Wilshire Room A and B for an official autograph event. Each contestant will have their headshots available for signing.
Jeanette wowed a packed arena when she performed the national Anthem at the NHL’s Atlanta Thrashers Game!! Jeanette also shot with Matt and Meredith Boyd for Supermodels Unlimited magazine! Make sure you get your subscription so you don’t miss the issue.
MAOTeen supported First Descents, a non-profit that is committed to curing young adults of the emotional effects of cancer empowering them to regain control of their lives by experiencing challenging adventure sports in a fun and supportive environment. Jeanette was invited to be a guest speaker at the event hosted by Livemercial CEO Johnny Mathis, Jr. and his wife Lisa. The holiday event was focused on charity and helping to raise money and spread the word about the organization.
Jeanette and the MAOTeen executive team joined First Descents founders, many local business people, U.S. Congressman Pete Visclosky, Indiana State Senator Ed Charbonneau and Valparaiso Ivy Tech Chancellor J. Guadalupe Valtierra. Other guest speakers included Beth Silverman a cancer survivor and First Descent participant, Beth shared her experience and of how she went from running a 25 million dollar business to battling a rare and aggressive form of breast cancer, in the end beating it, but going through more gruesome and unnerving trials than most people endure their entire lives. She owes her emotional recovery and triumphs to First Descents and the people she met along the way.
Jeanette shared her thoughts in an emotional speech tying in her personal platform, “The Power of One”, encouraging participants to learn more about First Descents and help the organization in anyway each one of us can. Other young adults and teenagers that were also there to assist with the event were inspired by Jeanette and thanked her for her support and dedication to helping others
Jeanette performed at the Philadelphia’s Thanksgiving Day Parade along with Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen, Brenna Weick and hometown favorite Miss Pennsylvania’s Outstanding Teen, Jill Wiley. Several of the MAOT Princesses also attended the event and were treated like royalty by the parade staff and onlookers. The Parade was broadcast on ABC.
In Langhorne, PA, Woods Services, a non-profit organization serving more than 1,400 children and adults with developmental, emotional or brain-injury related disabilities, invited Jeanette to speak on “The Power of One. ” Jeanette aims to motivate and inspire people to realize that they have the power to dream, the power to believe in that dream, and the power to act on that dream, is a trained singer who will perform for Woods’ clients and answer their questions.
In 1913, Mollie Woods founded The Woods Schools for children with developmental disabilities. Known as Woods Services today, the non-profit organization provides educational, residential, and vocational services children and adults with special needs. Woods is located in Langhorne, Pa. with additional locations throughout Bucks, Montgomery, Chester, and Delaware Counties.
Two weeks ago, Jeanette visited the Miss America offices in New Jersey. She greeted the staff and even had a chance to try on the coveted crown.
Jeanette was recently interviewed in Tampa, Florida for the syndicated talk show, NBC’s ” Daytime” which aired in 20 regions across the nation.
Recently, Jeanette visited with our friends at Regalia in Orlando, Florida and collected more than $5000 in clothing for her year of service.
Okay all you folks telling me Wisconsin isn’t a pageant state…
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen is MAOT Wisconsin! I was busy driving back from Myrtle Beach and missed the Enterteenment.com webcast (figures–but it looks like they will rebroadcast on October 10?) but got a nice message from a good friend of the show, former Miss Wisconsin USA Caitlin Morrall and found these results I now bring you:
Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen, Jeanette Morelan,
Wins Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition
Orlando, FL – August 15, 2009 – Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen, Jeanette Morelan walked the runway as the fifth Miss America’s Outstanding Teen on Saturday night in the Linda Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. This historic crowning moment marked her first steps on a journey that will take her across the country promoting scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, community involvement and healthy living for our nation’s youth.
She will support the National Platform of the Miss America Organization, the Children’s Miracle Network. In addition, she will also continue to work on her own personal platform “The Power of One.”
The Five Finalists are as follows:
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2009
Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen
First Runner Up
Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen
Second Runner Up
Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen
Third Runner Up
Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen
Fourth Runner Up
Miss California’s Outstanding Teen
The Top Ten Contestants were:
Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen- Lydia Daley
Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen – Brenna Weick *
Miss Utah’s Outstanding Teen- Meredith Gaufin
Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen- Kelly Bernard
Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen- Ali Rogers
Miss Wisconsin’s Outstanding Teen- Jeanette Morelan *
Miss California’s Outstanding Teen- Monica Stainer *
Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen- Myrrhanda Jones *
Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen- Courtney Garrett
Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen- Katherine Puryear *
B Don Magnus Spirit of America Award: Janelle Orsborn-Colorado($1,000)
JoAnna Adkisson Community Service Award: Acacia Courtney-Connecticut($1000)
Ad Sales: $2,000 scholarship and $500 cash-Avery Cooper (Alabama); $1,500 scholarship and $250 cash- Taylor Lowery (Texas); $1,000 scholarships- Madison McCowan (Kentucky), Acacia Courtney (Connecticut), Georgia Frazier (Oklahoma)
Caitlin Brunell Community Service Award for CMN:
Avery Cooper- Alabama ($250)
Jackie Riggleman- West Virginia ($500)
Acacia Courtney- Connecticut ($1000)
Troy University full four-year scholarship:
Brianna Godshalk – Georgia
Lauren McCreight – Missouri
Andrea Novak- Illinois
Auburn – full four-year scholarship
Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2010
A sister company to the Miss America Organization, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America’s teens. The competition was held at the Linda Chapin Theater, Orange County Convention Center. For more information, please go to www.MAOTeen.org.
Additional information about Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, as well as updated competition news and images, can be found at http://www.MAOTeen.org.