Miss South Carolina’s Outstanding Teen 2012 Rachel Yuki Wyatt was crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen (MAOTeen) 2013. Wyatt walked the runway as the eighth MAOTeen on Saturday night in the Linda Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, FL. The 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 won the hearts of the audience and judges when she performed a lyrical dance to The Climb.
Wyatt is a senior at Wren High School and serves as the President of her class, yearbook editor, and member of the National Honor Society. She will support MAOTeen’s national platform, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
In addition, she will continue to work on her own personal platform, “Dance Therapy – Miracles through Movement”.She is the daughter of George and Karen Wyatt of Piedmont.
Other Finalists are as follows:First Runner Up_Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Jaine‘ Coann LeFebvreSecond Runner Up Miss Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen Laura Leigh TurnerThird Runner Up Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen Jameson KenerlyFourth Runner Up Miss Mississippi’s Outstanding Teen Molly MayMiss America’s Outstanding Teen is a scholarship-based program offering accomplished teens the opportunity to be awarded funds for college. In the past seven years, the organization has made available more than $4 million in college scholarships.