Miss Nebraska's Outstanding Teen

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Miss Nebraska's Outstanding Teen
TypeScholarship pageant
Miss America's Outstanding Teen
Official language
Key people
Director: Courtney Long
WebsiteOfficial website

The Miss Nebraska's Outstanding Teen competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the U.S. state of Nebraska in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen pageant. The pageant is held each April in Omaha, Nebraska.

Alexandra Thompson of North Platte was crowned Miss Nebraska's Outstanding Teen on June 10, 2022 at the North Platte HS Performing Arts Center in North Platte, Nebraska. She competed in the Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2023 pageant at the Hyatt Regency Dallas in Dallas, Texas on August 12, 2022.

Results summary[edit]

The results of Miss Nebraska's Outstanding Teen as they participated in the national Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition. The year in parentheses indicates the year of the Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition the award/placement was garnered.


  • 4th runners-up: Morgan Holen (2015), Rose Chen (2022)
  • Top 10: Steffany Lien (2016)
  • Top 15: Phoenix Stanford (2020)


Preliminary awards[edit]

  • Preliminary Evening Wear/On Stage Question: Brooke Ludemann (2012), Hannah Miller (2017)

Non-finalist awards[edit]

  • Non-finalist Evening Wear/On Stage Question: Hannah Miller (2017)
  • Non-finalist Interview: Hannah Miller (2017)

Other awards[edit]

  • Outstanding Dance Talent Award: Morgan Holen (2015)
  • Top 5 Interview Award: Hannah Miller (2017), Phoenix Stanford (2020)


  •   Declared as winner
  •   Ended as a runner-up
  •   Ended as a finalist or semi-finalist
Year Name Hometown Age Local title Talent Placement at MAO Teen Special scholarships at MAO Teen Notes
2022 Alexandra Thompson North Platte 14 Miss Alliance's Outstanding Teen Vocal
2021 Rose Chen[1] Scottsbluff 17 Miss Scotts Bluff County's Outstanding Teen Piano, "Tarantella in A Minor" 4th runner-up[2]
2019-20 Phoenix Stanford[3] Papillion 15 Miss Douglas County's Outstanding Teen Vocal, "Dream On" Top 15 First Asian-American to win Miss Nebraska's Outstanding Teen[citation needed]
2018 Kelsie Therkildsen[4] Bennington 15 Miss Metro's Outstanding Teen Jazz Dance, "Swing with Me"
2017 Carsyn Long[5] Gering 17 Miss Kearney's Outstanding Teen Vocal 3rd runner-up at Miss Nebraska 2019 competition[6]
2016 Hannah Miller[7] Elkhorn Miss Omaha's Outstanding Teen Dance Non-finalist Evening Wear/OSQ Award[8]

Non-finalist Interview Award[8]

Preliminary Evening Wear/OSQ Award[8]

Top 5 Interview Award
2015 Steffany Lien[9] Omaha 17 Miss Douglas County's Outstanding Teen Baton Twirl, "Hollywood" by Michael Bublé Top 10[10] Six-time world champion baton twirler[9]

Later University of Louisville's Cardinal Girl Feature Twirler[10]

Later Miss Nebraska 2022[11]
2014 Morgan Holen[12] Omaha Dance 4th runner-up[13] Outstanding Dance Talent Award[13] Daughter of Miss Nebraska 1988, Jodi Miller Holen[12]

Later Distinguished Young Woman of Nebraska 2016[14]
Top 10 at Distinguished Young Woman 2016 national finals[14]

Later Miss Nebraska 2021[15]
2013 Samantha Washington[16] Lincoln 15 Miss Omaha's Outstanding Teen Vocal First African American woman to hold title of Miss Nebraska's Outstanding Teen

Later Miss Nebraska Teen USA 2017[16]

First woman in Nebraska to hold teen titles in both the Miss America and Miss USA organizations[16]

2nd runner-up at Miss Nebraska USA 2019 and 2020 pageants
2012 Lianna Prill[17] Holdrege 17 Miss Sandhills' Outstanding Teen Vocal 2nd runner-up at Miss Nebraska 2016 pageant[18]

3rd runner-up at Miss Nebraska 2017 pageant[19]
2011 Brooke Ludemann[20] North Platte 17 Miss Northwest's Outstanding Teen Vocal Preliminary Evening Wear/OSQ Award[21] 2nd runner-up at Miss Nebraska 2015 pageant[22]
2010 Staci Craighead[23] Omaha 17 Vocal Daughter of former Nebraska state senator, Joni Craighead[24]
2009 JaCee Pilkington[25] Minatare 17 Vocal Later Miss Nebraska 2013[25]
2008 Rachel Foehlinger[26] Ralston Miss Omaha's Outstanding Teen Baton Twirl Sister of Christina Foehlinger, Miss Nebraska 2001[27]

1st runner-up at Miss Nebraska 2013 pageant[25]

2nd runner-up at Miss Nebraska 2012 and 2014 pageants[28][29]

Contestant at National Sweetheart 2014 pageant
2007 Kayla Batt[30] Alliance Vocal Spirit Award Top 10 at National Sweetheart 2010 pageant

Later Miss Nebraska 2011[31]
2006 Sharla Schreiber[32] Columbus 16 Jazz/Flag Dance
2005 Jessica States[33] North Platte 17 Vocal, "I Am What I Am" from La Cage aux Folles


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