Three Edmond teens plus Miss Edmond LibertyFest’s Outstanding Teen finished in the top five at Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen competition in Tulsa.
Nicole Jia, Miss Bethany’s Outstanding Teen, was crowned Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen 2016; Miss Tulsa’s Outstanding Teen Addison Price, Edmond North High School, finished 1st runner-up; Miss Frontier Country’s Outstanding Teen Megan Gold, Oklahoma Christian School, finished 2nd runner-up; and Miss Edmond LibertyFest’s Oustanding Teen Jordan Flippo finished 4th runner-up in the field of 39 statewide contestants.
Jia is the daughter of Gregory and Mary Jia and attends Casady High School. Her talent was playing “Variations on Ronda Alla Turca” on the piano and was a Kiwanis Community Service Award finalist. She was also a Preliminary Talent and Fitness and Lifestyle Award winner and her platform is “This Little Light of Mine.”
Price is the daughter of Chris and Shannon Price and her talent was a Jazz Dance where she performed to “Blue Suede Shoes” and was 1st runner-up for the Kiwanis Community Service Award. Her platform is “OK Teen Care: Teen Volunteerism” which focuses on encouraging teens to volunteer in their local communities.
Gold is the daughter of Mike and Kathy Gold and played “Dueling Banjos” on her flute for talent and was a Preliminary Fitness and Lifestyle Award winner. Her platform is “Ending Senior Hunger” and she’s active in Edmond Mobile Meals, Edmond’s local mobile meals organization that delivers 200 meals daily to senior citizens.
Flippo is the daughter of John and Sandy Flippo of Claremore and played “Smooth Criminal” on the violin for her talent. She won the Kiwanis Community Service Award as well as the Overall Interview Award.
Edmond LibertyFest’s Outstanding Teen Pageant is comprised of three teen pageants; Miss Edmond LibertyFest, Miss Frontier Country and Miss Bethany. Edmond’s local pageant provides an opportunity for young women to compete in a formal interview with judges, helping them develop positive communication skills for life.
The young women also focus on their personal fitness training in preparation for the Lifestyle and Fitness competition. This portion of the competition demonstrates each contestant’s sense of style, healthy lifestyle, and self-confidence as she competes on stage. Evening gown and on stage questions wrap up the competition to demonstrate contestants’ grace and poise.
The LibertyFest Teen 2016 team of contestants represented three of the top five finalists at this year’s pageant as well. Jordan Flippo, Tulsa Cascia Hall School, Miss LibertyFest’s Outstanding Teen was 4th runner-up, Megan Gold was 2nd runner-up to the title winner Nicole Jia. The Edmond LibertyFest Pageant is conducted annually and is hosted by local directors Diane Emmons and Gary Plunkett.
The Edmond LibertyFest’s Outstanding Teen 2017 pageant begins at 3 p.m. Saturday at Santa Fe High School.