Fifty young women from all over the state competed for the title of Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen this past Saturday and Sunday at Thompson High School.
Zoe' Champion of Leeds was crowned as the winner. Champion won the preliminary talent award on Saturday with a jazz dance to "To the Rescue." Her platform is Champions M.A.D.E. (Make A Difference Everyday). She attends the Alabama Connections Academy. She was representing Jefferson County as their Outstanding Teen.
“Dreams do come true for Zoe’,” said Sandra McGuire, Executive Director of the Leeds Area Chamber of Commerce. “She has worked very hard for this accomplishment and not only will Zoe’ represent the state of Alabama for the next year, but she will also compete for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in July.”
Emma Terry, also from Leeds, finished as 1st Runner-Up. Terry won the preliminary Evening Gown and On-Stage Question award. Terry is a sophomore at Leeds High School and she performed her Ballet en Pointe to a "Gigi Medley." Terry's platform is Stomping Out ALS One Step at a Time. Her local title was Miss Covered Bridge's Outstanding Teen.
“This weekend truly was the best weekend of my life,” Emma Terry posted on her Facebook page. “Not only did I place as first runner up to Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, but I also walked away with scholarships and lifelong friendships. A huge congratulations to Zoé Blythe Champion! I’m so proud of you and can’t wait to see what the future holds!”
Rounding out the top five were 2nd Runner-Up, Marissa Luna, Miss Tennessee Valley's Outstanding Teen; 3rd Runner-Up, Jayla Duncan, Miss Childersburg's Outstanding Teen and 4th Runner-Up, MaKenzie Ward, Miss Trussville's Outstanding Teen. Miss Leeds Area, Coco Green, finished in the Top 20.