Texarkana teen, Allie Graves, wins Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen 2019

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Allie Graves, a rising senior at Texas High School, is the new Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen. The 17-year-old competed as Miss Lone Star’s Outstanding Teen to capture the crown and title of Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen 2019 against 38 other contestants to win the title on June 28, 2019, at the Eisemann Center for the Performing Arts in Richardson. Along with the title of Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen 2019 and a $5000 scholarship, Graves was also awarded the Preliminary and Overall Talent Award, Community Service Award, and Miss Congeniality by a panel of 7 judges and her peers. During the next three weeks, Graves is busy preparing for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition, which will be held in Orlando, Florida on July 23 – 27, 2019. During her year of service, Graves will promote and speak about her platform, “What Love Can Do: Raising awareness to help put an end to child abuse.” Graves has previously completed over 2,000 volunteer hours, working with organizations like CASA, Child Protective Services, and For the Sake of One to help other children who have experienced abuse. Additionally, Graves organizes an annual blanket and teddy bear drive, and she donates the items to children who are entering the foster care system to be a source of comfort and security. On top of her social impact initiative, Graves is an ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals – the national platform for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization.

During the state competition, 39 young women from all across the state of Texas competed for scholarship and the opportunity to be Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen 2019. Rounding out the top five were first runner-up Sadie Schiermeyer, Miss Plano’s Outstanding Teen, second runner- up Caitlin Noel, Miss Dallas’ Outstanding Teen, third runner-up Laurel Jones, Miss Park Cities’ Outstanding Teen, and fourth runner-up Mia Donato, Miss Coppell’s Outstanding Teen. Collectively the Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen Organization awarded over $64,000 in scholarships assistance to dedicated teenagers of the state of Texas.

For more information on the Miss Texas Scholarship Organization or to book Miss Texas’ Outstanding Teen – Allie Graves for an future event, please contact Hunter Daniel: Executive Director – hunterd@misstexas.org or Cindy Fennell: Business Office Manager – cindyf@misstexas.org.

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