MEXICO — Teens from across the state of Missouri, their pageant directors and families will travel to the heart of Missouri June 9 to kick off a week filled with rehearsals, talent performances, interviews and evening gowns at Missouri Military Academy. This year also marks an important milestone for the Miss Missouri Scholarship organization: the 50th anniversary of the event being held in the city of Mexico.

The Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen class of 2019 includes Miss Ozarks Outstanding Teen Anna Hamlin. She is the daughter of Julie Tumy of Strafford and Jeff Hamlin of Springfield. She is a student at Glendale High School, and she will perform an acro dance to “Blame It on the Boogie” for the talent portion of the competition.  

The preliminary competition begins Tuesday, June 11 and will continue through Thursday, June 13. The organization will crown the new Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen on Friday night. After being crowned, the new Miss Missouri’ s Outstanding Teen will immediately begin preparations to compete on the national stage in Orlando later this summer. The Miss Missouri Scholarship Organization is one of the largest providers of scholarships to young women in the state. This year, the organization will award $85,000 in scholarships between the Miss and Outstanding Teen programs.

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