Miss North Carolina's Outstanding Teen

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Miss North Carolina's Outstanding Teen
TypeScholarship pageant
Miss America's Outstanding Teen
Official language
Key people
John Norris
WebsiteOfficial website

The Miss North Carolina's Teen competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the U.S. state of North Carolina in the Miss America's Teen pageant.

Hanley House of Cleveland was crowned Miss North Carolina's Teen on June 24, 2023 at the High Point Theater in High Point, North Carolina. She will compete for the title of Miss America's Teen 2024 in January 2024.

Results summary[edit]

The following is a visual summary of the past results of Miss North Carolina's Outstanding Teen titleholders presented in the table below. The year in parentheses indicates year of the Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition in which the placement and/or award was garnered.


  • 1st runners-up: Catherine White (2017)
  • 3rd runners-up: Katherine Puryear (2010)
  • Top 8: Emili McPhail (2014)
  • Top 15: McKenzie Faggart (2012)


Preliminary awards[edit]

  • Preliminary Evening Wear/On-Stage Question: Catherine White (2017)

Other awards[edit]

  • America's Choice: McKenzie Faggart (2012)
  • Outstanding Achievement in Academic Life Award: Emili McPhail (2014)
  • Outstanding Instrumental Talent Award: Emili McPhail (2014)
  • Scholastic Excellence Award: Karson Fair (2015)


  •   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
2023 Hanley House Cleveland Miss Cleveland's Teen Dance TBA TBA
2022 Kerrigan Brown Spivey's Corner 17 Miss Zebulon's Outstanding Teen Dance
2021 Harley Tilque Charlotte 17 Miss Metrolina's Outstanding Teen Lyrical Dance, "Rescue"
2019-20 Karlee Sanderford[1] Wendell 16 Miss Garner's Outstanding Teen Jazz Dance, "Proud Mary" by Tina Turner
2018 Caroline Credle[2] Clayton 17 Miss Clayton's Outstanding Teen Ballet en Pointe, La Esmeralda Top 10 at Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2020[3]

Later Miss North Carolina Collegiate 2020

2017 Marissa Garrison[4] Mount Holly 15 Miss Queen City's Outstanding Teen Contemporary Dance
2016 Catherine White[5] Clayton 17 Miss Clayton's Outstanding Teen Tap Dance, “Feet Don’t Fail Me Now” 1st runner-up[6] Preliminary Evening Wear/OSQ Award[6]
2015 McKenzie Hansley[7] Hampstead 16 Miss Spivey Corner's Outstanding Teen Acro-Jazz Dance Later Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2017[8]

Later Miss North Carolina Collegiate America 2019

Later Miss District of Columbia Collegiate America 2020

2014 Karson Fair[9] Benson 17 Miss Greater Cape Fear's Outstanding Teen Tap Dance, “Smooth Criminal” Scholastic Excellence Award[10] 3rd runner-up at Miss Alabama 2017 pageant[11]

2nd runner-up at Miss Alabama 2018 pageant[12]
2013 Emili McPhail[13] Roseboro 17 Miss Fayetteville’s Outstanding Teen Piano, “All Of Me” Top 8[14] Outstanding Achievement in Academic Life Award[15]

Outstanding Instrumental Talent Award[15]
Later Miss Virginia 2018[16]
2012 Alexandra Badgett[17][18] Reidsville 15 Miss Lake Norman's Outstanding Teen Tap Dance Later Miss North Carolina 2019[19]
2011 McKenzie Faggart[20] Concord 16 Miss Cabarrus County's Outstanding Teen Dance Top 15 America's Choice[21] Later Miss North Carolina 2016[5]
2010 Kayla Hollingsworth[22] Randleman 17 Miss Thomasville's Outstanding Teen Dance
2009 Katherine Puryear[23] Thomasville 16 Miss Thomasville's Outstanding Teen Acrobatic Dance 3rd runner-up[24] Later Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2012[25]
Top 16 at Miss Teen USA 2012 pageant

Current NFL cheerleader for the Dallas Cowboys[26]
2008 Mya Hipps[27] Gastonia 17 Miss Gastonia's Outstanding Teen Vocal, "Half a Moment" from By Jeeves 4th runner-up at Miss North Carolina Teen USA 2010 pageant[28]
2007 BrieAnna Hester[29] Henderson 16 Miss Central Carolina's Outstanding Teen Lyrical Dance 4th runner-up at Miss North Carolina 2013 pageant[30]
2006 Ciara Newman[31] Hendersonville Miss Hendersonville’s Outstanding Teen Lyrical Dance
2005 Kayla Moran[32] Mount Holly 15 Miss Mount Holly's Outstanding Teen Vocal


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