Martin teen takes home title at Tennessee Teen pageant

Martin teen takes home title at Tennessee Teen pageant
On Saturday evening, Madyson Foster, a 16 year old from Cleveland, was chosen as the new Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen while 13-year-old Martin resident, Caitlin Campbell was crowned the 2008 Tennessee Teen Princess held at Harriet Fulton Theatre on the campus of the University of Tennessee at Martin.
The Miss Tennessee Out-standing Teen Competition featured 25 contestants from around the state. Moments after being selected, Foster shared her excitement about winning the Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen title.
“I am already looking forward to my duties this year – traveling, meeting new people and getting the word out about my platform, which is the Ronald McDonald House Charities,” said Foster.
Additionally, Foster won the Madeline Littrell Overall Award and the Leah Beth Bolton Talent Award while Campbell won the Sloane Bradberry Overall Award.
As Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen, Foster receives a $1,500 prize and scholarship package and the opportunity to compete for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in Orlando, Fla on Aug. 16.
Campbell received a $500 prize package.
Currently a student at Cleveland High School, Foster hopes to pursue an eventual career in Dance Performance while Campbell, who attends Martin Middle School would like to eventually pursue Forensic Science.
During their years as titleholders for the Miss Tennessee Program, Foster and Campbell will travel throughout the state advocating her platform issues. They will talk to various government representatives, business leaders, community groups and citizens-at-large, urging them to get involved in their platforms.
Tim Fickey, Executive Director of the Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen Program commented on the new winners. “Caitlin and Madyson embody the qualities that a role model for young women and girls should have,” said Fickey.
“They are talented, ambitious and accomplished. We are excited about working with them this year.”
A number of other contestants received awards during the competition. They were for Miss Tennessee Outstanding Teen: 1st Runner-up, Miss Volunteer’s Outstanding Teen-Amelia Hammon, 2nd Runner-up, Miss Metropolitan’s Outstanding Teen-Kaitlin Elizabeth White, 3rd Runner-up, Miss Henderson County’s Outstanding Teen-Jaclyn Lee Torrento and 4th Runner-up, Miss Knoxville’s Outstanding Teen-Brittney Danyelle Trent. The Devin Grissom Outstanding Interview Award was captured by Miss Memphis’ Outstanding Teen-Ivy Michelle DePew.
For Miss Tennessee Teen Princess, 1st Runner-up and winner of the Betsy Appleton Fitness Award, Miss Knoxville’s Teen Princess-Morgan Brianna Moore and 2nd Runner-up, Miss Volunteer’s Teen Princess-Ashton Elizabeth Doane.
All of the special awards were sponsored by former titleholder as a way to give back to the program.

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