North student named Miss Teenager for America | News
Rachel-Victoria Baxter, a senior at North High School, was recently selected as Miss Teenager of America 2012 through a national online search process in October. Baxter competed among dozens of teens for the opportunity to become the very first Miss Teenager of America.
As Miss Teenager of America 2012, Baxter will spend the next year of her reign making appearances and will support many local, regional and national charities within her community, including Foundation for Peace, a non-profit organization dedicated to education in the United States. The organization also provides educational support, healthcare access, economic opportunity and hope to impoverished areas of the Dominican Republic, Haiti, and Kenya. As the national title holder, Baxter also will have the opportunity to participate in a mission trip to one of these countries and will participate in fundraisers to support the organization. Baxter also will be blogging about her experiences and community involvement at www.missteenagerofamerica.com.
“From the moment the committee read her profile and application, we knew we were looking at our winner,” said Christi Woolard, executive director and CEO of Miss Teenager of America. “We searched for about eight months to find someone who embodied everything we were looking for in Miss Teenager of America 2012 and Rachel-Victoria was exactly it – she is definitely the total package.”
Baxter dedicates much of her time to volunteer and charitable events. She volunteers with Cure 4 Lupus, the American Cancer Society, and Prevent Child Abuse and Neglect Indiana and America chapters. In addition, she is the founder of Stand up to Hate and Bullying, an organization created to raise awareness to and help put an end to hate and bullying. Baxter also has directed a number of fundraisers and helped raise money for numerous individuals and families since she was four years old.
In August, Baxter will represent America in the Miss International Teenager, an international teen pageant in Panama. Baxter will be the first American teen to compete in the pageant. Contributions are now being accepted to help with travel and airfare costs for Baxter to compete at the international pageant. Advertisement space also is available on the organization’s website - www.missteenagerofamerica.com – with contributions going to Baxter’s travel expenses. Baxter will be available for promotional events, autograph signings, etc. for those businesses who purchase advertising space.
Since this is the first year for a Miss Teenager of America to be crowned, pageant officials decided to do an online search where applicants submitted photos and a profile of themselves in order to crown the inaugural winner. Going forward, the organization will host a pageant at a specific location each year, with the 2013 National Miss Teenager of America pageant taking place in Evansville.
For more information on how you can help, contact Christi Woolard, executive director and CEO of Miss Teenager of America, at 216.264.6608 or by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.
To learn more about Baxter, visit www.missteenagerofamerica.com and select the tab at the top called Miss Teenager of America 12.