Missouri has a new Miss Missouri’s Teen.
16-year-old Gracyn Rouse of Thayer was crowned tonight (Friday) in the Missouri Military Academy Gymnasium in Mexico, Mo.
Rouse, who performed a vocal for her talent, also received preliminary overall talent award as well as the rookie talent award.
As titleholder, Rouse says she will advocate for kindness with her Community Service Initiative “Kindness is Key”.
Next week, Rouse will begin preparations for the Miss America’s Teen competition.
Gracyn, the daughter of Adam and Leah Rouse of Thayer, is a high school student at Thayer High School. Her original title was Miss Southern Missouri’s Teen.
As Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen, Rouse will receive a $7,000 scholarship as well as a prize package that includes the official crown, sash, wardrobe allowance, travel allowance, talent consultations and several wardrobe sponsors: The Royal WE, Serendipity, and Natalie M.
The top five were:
– First runner-up, Miss Audrain’s Teen Bridget Caldwell of Florissant, Mo
– Second runner-up, Miss Kansas City’s Teen Camryn Crist of Moberly
– Third runner-up, Miss Gateway’s Teen Greta Clark of Eureka
– Fourth runner-up, Miss Mid-Missouri’s Teen Josephine Kespohl of Columbia
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. Tonight’s Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Class of 2019 received $29,000 in scholarships.
The Miss Missouri pageant continues tomorrow (Saturday) night with the finals for Miss Missouri.