Miss Outstanding Teen Pageant returns to Fall Festival


Miss Indiana 2011 Jackie Jerlecki (left), crowns Grace Ruddell as Miss Fall Festival's Outstanding Teen on September 10, 2011.

The Zionsville Lions’ Fall Festival will again in 2012 host a pageant affiliated with the Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen and Miss Indiana Organization. The pageant will be hosted by a Zionsville charity organization, “YETI.”

YETI, founded by Zionsville resident and Town Councilor Jeff Papa, built and supports an orphanage in Nepal and assists underprivileged children in Indiana.


Girls who live anywhere in Boone County will be eligible to compete for the title of “Fall Festival’s Outstanding Teen.” The winner will be crowned on Sunday, September 9 as part of the Fall Festival.

The winner of the pageant will compete in Zionsville for the state title of Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen during the summer of 2013.  The winner of that event then competes for the national title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen.

Areas of judging during the Fall Festival competition include: personal Interview, talent, evening wear, activewear and scholastic achievement.  Fall Festival’s Outstanding Teen will also receive scholarship funds as a result of winning the competition.

In order to apply, girls must be between the ages of 13 and 17 and live in Boone County.  Additional restrictions and information will be available soon. Applications will be due September 1.  More information about the Miss Outstanding Teen program can be found at www.missindianapageant.com/teen. Persons interested in more information about the pageant, or wishing to receive applications when available may contact Papa at jeffpapa@yahoo.com.