Miss NYOT 2016

Miss New York’s
Outstanding Teen

Class of 2016

 Get to know the terrific teenagers who make up Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen Class of 2016, and follow them on their journey to represent the Empire State and beyond!


Buffalo: Ciara Jaclyn (CJ) McDermott

Age:
Platform
: The Fight Against MS
Talent: Baton Twirling
Social Media:
Former Titles:


Bluebird: Deayza-Marie Peebles

Age:
Platform
: Memories Matter: Documenting Life Memories of the Elderly in America
Talent: Baton Twirling
Social Media: Website |
Former Titles:


Colonial: Katerina Palomino

Age:
Platform
:
Talent:
Social Media:
Former Titles:


Empire Rose: Haley Curtiss

Age:
Platform
: Haley’s Hope for Healing
Talent: Vocal
Social MediaWebsite |
Former Titles:

  • Miss Empire Rose’s OT 2015, 2014


Empire Spirit: Dominique Bianco

Age: 15
Platform
YES: Youth Empowerment through Service
Talent: Vocal
Social MediaWebsiteFacebook
Former Titles:

  • Miss New York City OT 2014
  • Miss Staten Island OT 2015


Empire Star: Katie Manuel

Age: 13
Platform
: Prevent the Pen
Talent: Dance
Social MediaWebsite | Blog
Former Titles:


Erie CountyShelina Slaughter

Age:
Platform
: Kinship Awareness
Talent: Dance
Social Media:
Former Titles:


Erie CanalVictoria West

Age: 16
Platform
: Every Child Deserves a Fairytale- Enchanted Visits
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Former Titles:


ExcelsiorAmanda St. Amour

Age: 15
Platform
: Honoring The Memories: Advocating for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Awareness
Talent: Ballet
Social MediaWebsite | Facebook
Former Titles:

  • Miss Syracuse OT ’14
  • Miss Syracuse OT ’15


Finger Lakes: Colleen Denmon

Age: 14
Platform
: Different Doesn’t Mean Inferior: Embrace, Empower, Energize
Talent: Dance
Social Media: Website |
Former Titles:

  • Miss Central New York’s Outstanding Teen 2015, 4th RU


Flower City: Liza Cotter

Age: 13
Platform
: Encouraging Girls to Blossom From Their STEM
Talent: Vocal with ukulele
Social Media: Website |
Former Titles:

  • National American Miss New York Junior Preteen 2012
  • National American Miss New York Preteen 2014
  • Junior Miss Finger Lakes 2014
  • USA National Miss New England Junior Teen 2015


Fulton County: Alexis Houser

Age:
Platform
: Volunteerism: GIFT (Giving Is For Today)
Talent: Dance
Social Media: Website |
Former Titles:


Greater New York:

Age:
Platform
: Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: |
Former Titles: Miss Richmond County’s OT 2015


Mohawk Valley: Lexy Conti

Age: 14
Platform
: Bullying Awareness
Talent: Dance
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Former Titles:


New York City: Jianna Grace

Age:
Platform
: A Single Home is Not a Broken Home
Talent: Dance
Social Media:
Former Titles:


New York State Fair: Michelle Post

Age: 16
Platform
: Helping Homeless Animals
Talent: Dance
Social Media:
Former Titles:


Niagara FrontierClara Rose Tyrel

Age:
Platform
: Be a Hometown Hero: Supporting Emergency Services in Our Community
Talent: Musical Theater Vocal
Social Media: |
Former Titles:


Northern New York: Joelle Leek

Age:
Platform
: Concussion Awareness-Understanding the Invisible Injury
Talent: Vocal
Social Media:
Former Titles:

  • Miss Calumet Castle OT 2015
  • Miss Thousand Islands OT 2014, 2013


Richmond County: Catherine Costagliola

Age: 16
Platform
: A Healthy Body is a Healthy Soul
Talent: Vocal / Ukulele
Social Media: Facebook
Former Titles:


Salt City: Katelyn Chrysler

Age:
Platform
: Strong & Sassy: Keeping Kids Confident Through Illness
Talent: Violin
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Former Titles: Miss Salt City OT

Miss America for Kids: Here


Southern Tier: Alexandria Bryant

Age:
Platform
: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
Talent: Dance
Social Media:
Former Titles: Miss Cortland County’s OT 2015


Staten Island: Charista Mroczek

Age:
Platform
: Increasing Awareness for Bone Marrow Donor Registry for Minorities
Talent: Piano
Social Media:
Former Titles:

  • Miss Heart of New York’s OT 2015


Syracuse: Payton Shepardson

Age: 13
Platform
: Early Literacy
Talent: Dance
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Former Titles:


Thousand Islands: Brianna Lockwood

Age:
Platform
: BElieve in YOUrself
Talent: Dance
Social Media: Website | Facebook | Blog
Former Titles:

  • Miss Northern NY OT 2015, 1st runner up


Times Square: Megan Haag

Age:
Platform
: Brain Cancer Awareness
Talent: Comedic Monologue
Social Media:
Former Titles:

 


Upstate New York: Lauryn Whitfield

Age:
Platform
G.E.M.S (Girls Empowered Motivated and Shining): A Pathway to Confidence
Talent: Dance
Social MediaWebsite | Facebook
Former Titles:

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