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PHOTO BY JENN CADY She’s So Money Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Allie Nault wants to solve the nation’s debt problem, and she’ll start by teaching kids how to save C elebrating its first decade of delivering scholar- ships and educational opportunities to young women across the United States, the Miss Amer- ica’s Outstanding Teen Organization continues to redefine what “pageant” means to participants and to the rest of the world. For the 10th straight year, the nation’s top teens gathered in Orlando at the Linda Chapin Theater to crown the 2016 MAOTeen Titleholder. The or- ganization has grown to become one of the leading achievement programs, providing girls ages 13 to 17 a plat- form to share and express their viewpoints, demonstrate their commitment to community service and healthy living, pursue their educational dreams, and serve as positive role models throughout the country. The 2016 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is the culmination of an entire week filled with parties, excur- sions, photo shoots, princess camp, rehearsals, a trade show, and preliminary competitions. The delegates and their fam- ilies were able to enjoy some of the top tourist destinations in the Orlando area including Sea World, Medieval Times Dinner and Tournament, Dave & Buster’s, and more. But the pageant’s final night was on everyone’s mind and after a whirlwind week of festivities and frivolities, the main event was upon them before they knew it. The program began with a presentation of the surpris- ingly rich 10-year history of the scholarship pageant. Next, the silhouettes of the 52 contestants poised on the stage slowly came into focus through the sheer curtain, and once that curtain dropped, so did the beat, with a high-octane dance number and accompanying laser-light show. A video played on the backdrop of the stage behind the girls as each delegate introduced themselves, what state they represent- ed, and what their favorite emoji was. After an introduction of the distinguished judges, it was time to announce the Top 10. Every MAOTeen national ti- tleholder in the past 10 years, except for Jeanette Morelan, who could not join her sister queens in attendance, partici- pated in announcing each of the finalists: MAOTeen South Carolina Sarah Hamrick; MAOTeen New Hampshire Allie Nault; MAOTeen Indiana Audrey Ferguson; MAO- 68 PAGEANTRY