Leah Sykes of Florida Crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014

Leah Sykes of Florida was crowned Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014 at the conclusion of the pageant held on August 17th, 2013 at the Linda Chapin Theater at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida.

Her court includes:
– The first runner-up: Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen, Ashten Vincent
– The second runner-up: Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, Jessica Procter
– The third runner-up: Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen, Tess Mandoli
– The fourth runner-up: Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen, Cassie Donegan

Leah Sykes Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2014. At the time of her crowning, Leah Sykes is the reigning Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen

Leah Sykes Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014. At the time of her crowning, Leah Sykes is the reigning Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen

Leah with Former Miss Florida's Outstanding Teen and Miss America's Outstanding Teen Elizabeth

Leah with Former Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen and Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Elizabeth

Leah with her Wonderful Mother and Father

Leah with her Wonderful Mother and Father

Leah Sykes was crowned the title of Miss Florida Outstanding Teen 2013 at the conclusion of Miss Florida Scholarship pageant held on Saturday night of July 13th, 2013 at the Mahaffey Theater. With the title, she represented Floria in the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014 pageant.

Leah’s pageant talent: vocal.

Her platform is “Seeing Beyond Disabilities”.

With the title, Sykes walks away with a a $25,000 scholarship, subsidized by the Rosen Centre Hotel to continue her education. She will also travel across the country to promote scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, community involvement and healthy living. She will also act as the teen ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, which is the is the national platform of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization.

Top 8 moving on to Evening Gown/On-Stage Question:

Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen, Jessica Procter

Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen, Leah Sykes

Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen, Ashten Vincent

Miss North Dakota’s Outstanding Teen, Abby Wolfe

Miss New Jersey’s Outstanding Teen, Alyssa Sullivan

Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen, Tess Mandoli

Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen, Cassie Donegan

Miss North Carolina’s Outstanding Teen, Emili McPhail

Top 10 move on to perform in talent competition: NJ, AL, ND, FL, MO, WI, RI, OK, NC, and VA!

Top 12 announced: NC, CO, ND, AL, RI, VA, WI, TX, OK, NJ, FL, & MO

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