Miss Teen Missouri Night Two Preliminary Award Winners

Preliminary competition in the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Pageant continued Thursday evening at Missouri Military Academy in Mexico.

This is the final night of preliminary competition for the teen delegates as tomorrow night, the new Miss Missouri’s Teen will be crowned to represent the state.

Miss Missouri’s Teen candidates were divided into two competition groups: the crown group and the sash group.

Members of the sash group competed in the on-stage conversation and the evening wear portion of the competition.

(Miss Audrain’s Teen Bridget Caldwell)

The judges selected Miss Audrain’s Teen Bridget Caldwell of Florissant as the overall evening gown winner.

She will receive a $250 scholarship. Bridget chose an off-the-shoulder ball gown in cream and gold with beaded accents around the sleeves and waist.

Bridget is the daughter of Scott and Tara Caldwell of Florissant. She is a student at Barat Academy.

(Miss Kirkwood’s Teen Lilly Stockard. Photo courtesy of JC Production/Evergreen Creative Company)

The judges selected Miss Kirkwood’s Teen Lilly Stockard as the rookie award winner. She will receive a $100 scholarship. Lilly chose a sky blue, long-sleeved, sheer ball gown with rhinestone accents.

Lilly is the daughter of Sephanie and Shawn Stockard of Jackson.

She is a student at Jackson High School.

Members of the crown group competed in the talent and the health and fitness portions of the competition. For the second night in a row, the judges selected the same winner as the rookie talent and overall talent winner.

(Miss Southern Missouri’s Teen Gracyn Rouse)

Miss Southern Missouri’s Teen Gracyn Rouse who had a vocal performance as her talent.

After being crowned tomorrow night, the new Miss Missouri’s Teen will immediately begin preparations to compete on the national stage.

The Miss Missouri Scholarship Organization is one of the largest providers of scholarships to young women in the state. This ear, the organization will award $85,000 in scholarships between the Miss and Outstanding Teen programs.

Tickets for the Miss Missouri and Miss Missouri’s Teen Competitions as well as tickets for the week’s special events are available through the Mexico Area Chamber of Commerce, located at 100 West Jackson Street or by calling 573-581-2765.

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