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Smith named Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen

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A Bolivar teen took home the title of Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Friday, June 14, at the Missouri Military Academy.  

According to a contest news release, after a week of preliminary competition in fitness, talent and interviews, the judges crowned Miss Branson’s Outstanding Teen Shae Smith.

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Bolivar’s Shae Smith beams after being crowned Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen.

The 15-year-old is the daughter of Mark and Angie Smith and is a student at Bolivar High School. 

For the talent portion of the contest, Smith performed a jazz dance to the song, “September,” the release said. 

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Shae Smith, center, poses for a photo with the other top-five finishers, Abbie Mueller, Mallory Sublette, Halie Hebron and Ashley Berry.

Her platform — “One Miracle at a Time, One Dollar at a Time” — encourages people from across Missouri to donate small amounts to The Children’s Miracle Network. 

As Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen, Smith will receive a $6,000 scholarship, as well as a prize package, the release said.  

This week, she will begin preparations for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition in Orlando later this summer.

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Nine previous Miss Missouri's Outstanding Teen crown the reigning Miss Missouri's Outstanding Teen Shae Smith.

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