The Miss Teen of America Pageant was founded in 1983 by the late Mr. Warren Alexander, a former educator and pageant director. Designed to help America’s youth reach their full potential, this scholastically based pageant recognizes young women ages 13-18 for their outstanding personal achievements, leadership abilities, and artistic, creative or athletic talents.
-Miss Teen of America 2013-2014
-Deidre Pool, Athens, Texas, Parent
-Marsha Lyle, Clewiston, Florida, Past Candidate
Serena Zamarripa of Palacios, Texas was crowned Miss Teen of America 2017 on November 20, 2016 in Minneapolis, MN. She is currently a freshman at University of Texas at Austin where she is majoring in computer science. Serena is a recent graduate of Palacios High School, where she was ranked first in her class and graduated with a 4.0 GPA. She was the recipient of the TENARIS Student of the Year Award and $60,000 Scholarship. Her future ambitions include becoming a corporate attorney. Serena will receive a prize package valued at over $20,000 and will also serve as an inclusion ambassador for Special Olympics, which is the Miss Teen of America Organization’s charitable alliance.