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MISS AMERICA’S OUTSTANDING TEEN 2005 DELEGATES
ARIZONA
Adrienne Renee Nurss
Talent:  Lyrical Dance
Platform: "Living" with Alzheimers
ALABAMA
Jenna Carroll Bryant
Talent:  Jazz Dance
Platform: Lung Cancer Awareness
CALIFORNIA
Arianna Ayesha Afsar
Talent:  Broadway Vocal
Platform: "Adopt a Grandfriend" Program
ARKANSAS
Hannah Kay Joiner
Talent:  Tap Dance
Platform:  The Magic of Mentoring
DELAWARE
Carly Rae Economos
Talent: Classical Vocal
Platform: Cancer Relief and Support
CONNECTICUT
Sarah Elizabeth Lord
Talent:  Musical Theater Dance
Platform:  Volunteerism
COLORADO
Jocelyn Ann Story
Talent:  Lyrical Dance
Platform: Wearing a BELT Will Never Go Out of Style!
FLORIDA
Sierra Grace Minott
Talent:  Jazz Dance
Platform: TrueLies: Teaching Teens to Love, Honor and Remain Pure
DIST. OF COLUMBIA
Virginia Blake Ryan
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: Advocating for Foster Children to Find Permanent Homes
GEORGIA
Kristen Danielle Springer
Talent:  Ballet en Pointe
Platform: Promoting the Creative Arts in Education
ILLINOIS
Kathryn Anna Strause
Talent:  Classical Piano
Platform: M.A.G.I.C.: Music to Achieve Goals In the Classroom
INDIANA
Sarah Ann Gorecki
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: Internet Safety
KENTUCKY
Erin Marie Clark
Talent: Musical Theatre Dance
Platform: GRACE - Giving Real Arts to Children through Education
KANSAS
Lauren Elise Susong
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: The Awareness of and Coping with Alzheimer's Disease and Dementia
IOWA
Amanda Cole Sabin
Talent:Tap Dance
Platform: Promoting Sexual Abstinence Among Teens
MAINE
Katelyn Elizabeth Smith
Talent:  Tap Dance
Platform: "BARN" Basic Animal Right Now - Providing a Home for Animals
LOUISIANA
Bethany Anne Moore
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: Mission Work
MICHIGAN
Ashley Noelle Loader
Talent:  Ballet en Pointe
Platform: Volunteering: Everyone Wins!
MASSACHUSETTS
Tanya Lee Bonefant
Talent:  Lyrical Dance
Platform: The Safety and Protection of Children
MARYLAND
Lindsay Morris
Talent:  Piano
Platform: Youth and Adult Volunteer Leadership: Strengthening Youth Development
MISSISSIPPI
Natalie June Wood
Talent:  Theatrical Jazz Dance
Platform: Identification and Prevention of Girl Bullying
MINNESOTA
Giselle Maria Ugarte
Talent:  Jazz Dance
Platform: Sun Smart Youth
NEBRASKA
Jessica Jurhee States
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: Empowering Youth Through Volunteerism
MONTANA
Jacqueline Francoise Irigoin
Talent:   Tap Dance
Platform: Abstinence 'Till Marriage Program
MISSOURI
Airen Louise Ferguson
Talent:  Clogging
Platform: Animal Welfare
NORTH DAKOTA
Laura Peinovich
Talent:  Jazz Dance
Platform: Education in Motion - Kids are the World
NEW YORK
Amanda Lee Alicea
Talent:   Vocal
Platform: Preventing Teenage Smoking
NEW MEXICO
Sara Elizabeth Ryan
Talent: Tap Dance
Platform: Students Against Destructive Decisions
NEW JERSEY
Kathryn Elizabeth Berry
Talent:  Ballet en Pointe
Platform: Pediatric AIDS Prevention and Awareness
NEW HAMPSHIRE
Meghan Ryan Lamontagne
Talent:  Dance/Twirl
Platform: Mentoring Today’s Youth for Tomorrow’s Leaders
NORTH CAROLINA
Kayla Brooke Moran
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: Choose MIRACLE: Mentoring, Inspiring, Remembering And Conquering Leukemia Everywhere
OREGON
Katie Diane Ericson
Talent:  Classical Piano
Platform: Supporting Local Food Banks
OKLAHOMA
Mary Rebecca Hester
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: Teen Power! - Mentoring as Positive Peer Pressure
OHIO
Alison Rose Nance
Talent: Musical Theater Dance
Platform: Cancer Awareness Through Relay for Life
RHODE ISLAND
Kacie Noelle Ferraro
Talent:  Tap Dance
Platform: Literacy: The Gateway to the Future
PENNSYLVANIA
Jaime Ann Rosellini
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Platform: Making a Difference One Person at a Time
TENNESSEE
Madeline Annette Littrell
Talent:   Vocal
Platform: Generation X-ample: Encouraging Confidence and Character
SOUTH DAKOTA
Hailey Soyland
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: Setting and Reaching Goals for Youth
SOUTH CAROLINA
Lindley Michele Mayer
Talent:  Tap Dance
Platform: LADY Bugs Across America
UTAH
Jennifer Gulbrandsen
Talent:  Classical Piano
Platform: Mind Over Media: Promoting the Positive
TEXAS
Meghan Elizabeth Miller
Talent:  Ventriloquism
Platform: Hop of the Bus with R.E.S.P.E.C.T.
WASHINGTON
Shalane Nicole Larango
Talent:  Tap/Jazz Dance
Platform: Teens Against Tobacco Youth Advocacy
VIRGINIA
Elle Elizabeth Bunn
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: Healthy Bodies for the Teens of Tomorrow
VERMONT
Brittany Gail Rhoads
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: i-Safe and the Prevention of Online Bullying
WISCONSIN
Tonya Marie Popowski
Talent:  Baton/Twirl
Platform: Have a Purpose - Volunteer
WEST VIRGINIA
Veronika Aleiss Ohlinger
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: PROUD - People Reaching Out to Understand Drugs
WYOMING
Courtney Candyce Gifford
Talent:  Art
Platform: Awareness of ADHD and ADD
ALASKA
Kimberley Rose Carr
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: Adolescent Obesity: A "Growing" Epidemic
HAWAII
Jalee Kate Fuselier
Talent:  Vocal
Platform: Volunteering is Rewarding
IDAHO
Amanda RyLee Workman
Talent: Ballet/Hip Hop Dance
Platform: Children with Disabilities Awareness
NEVADA
Raechel Prosser
Talent:  Tap Dance
Platform: Teen Volunteering
VIRGIN ISLANDS
Shakyma Roshundia Mercado
Talent: Sign Language/Dance
Platform: Bridging the Communication Gap for the Hearing Impaired
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