Miss NYOT 2015

Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen

Class of 2015 

Collage by Miss A Unlimited

Collage by Miss A Unlimited

 Get to know the terrific teenagers who make up Miss New York’s Outstanding Teen Class of 2015, and follow them on their journey!

Buffalo: Christina LaRussa

Platform:  To Thine Own Self Be True: I Love Who I Am
Talent: Mediterranean Baladi Dance
Social Media: Facebook | Blog



Calumet Castle: Joelle Leek

Platform:  J.O.Y.- Jesus, Others, Yourself: Showing Youth How to Serve Others Through Their Faith
Talent: Vocal
Social Media:
Former Titles: Miss Thousand Islands OT


Central New York: Colleen Denmon

Platform: Different Doesn’t Mean Inferior: Embrace, Empower, Energize
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Social Media: Website



Cortland County: Alexandria Bryant 

Platform: Crohn’s and Colitis Foundation
Talent: Contemporary Dance
Social Media:



Empire RoseHaley Curtiss

Platform: Haley’s Hope for Healing
Talent: Vocal
Social Media:
Former Titles: Empire Rose OT


Erie Canal: Libby Kleinschmidt

Platform: The Crown Scholar Program: Four Points to Success
Talent: American Sign Language
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Former Titles: Miss Finger Lakes OT, Miss Central NY OT


Finger Lakes: Jillian Larson

Platform: Be Smart and Keep Art
Talent: Vocal
Social Media:



Five Boroughs: Samantha Rosenberg

Platform: Food Allergies Awareness
Talent: Broadway Vocal
Social Media: Facebook



4e589267bf297d163b43f5ebce81d1b9 (1)Flower City: Alia Bajorek

Platform: Families Impacted by Breast Cancer
Talent: Ballet en Pointe
Social Media:
Former Titles: Miss Rochester’s OT



Fulton County: Morgan Romano

Platform: The Gift of Life
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Social Media:



downloadHeart of New York: Charista Mroczek

Platform:  Increasing Awareness for Bone Marrow Donor Registry for Minorities
Talent: Piano
Social Media:
Former Titles: Miss Rochmond County’s OT



Liberty: Ashley Iraci

Platform: Bullying Prevention and Awareness
Talent: Dance
Social Media:



Mohawk Valley: Savannah Koval

Talent: Dance
Social Media:


Niagara Frontier: Leah Xiao

Platform: Brains and Beauty: Promoting STEM in Girls
Talent: Viola
Social Media:



Northern New York: Brianna Lockwood

Platform: BElieve in YOUrself
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Social Media: Facebook | Blog



Onondaga County: Sarah Wilson

Platform: Healing and Music: Music Therapy for Children and Adolescents
Talent: Pop Vocal
Social Media: WebsiteFacebook 



Richmond County: Tatiana Swindell

Platform: Raising Awareness for Domestic Violence
Talent: Dance
Social Media:



Saratoga Springs: Alexandra Shannon

Platform: Alexandra’s All-Stars: Promoting Athletic Activities for Children of All Abilities
Talent: Unicycling
Social Media:


Staten Island: Dominique Bianco

Platform: YES: Youth Empowerment through Service
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Facebook
Former Titles: Miss New York City’s OT


Salt City: Katelyn Chrysler

Platform: Strong & Sassy: Keeping Kids Confident Through Illness
Talent: Violin
Social Media: Website | Facebook



Syracuse: Amanda St. Amour

PlatformHonoring The Memories: Advocating for Alzheimer’s Disease and Dementia Awareness
Talent: Ballet
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Former Titles: Miss Syracuse OT



Times Square: Jennifer Reiley

Platform: Reduce, Reuse, Recycle: Save the Planet
Talent: Vocal
Social Media:



Upstate NY: Alisa Vasquez

Platform: Fearfully and Wonderfully Made
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Website | Instagram




Verrazano: Meghan Haag

Platform: Brain Cancer Awareness
Talent: Comedic Dialogue
Social Media:



Watertown: Cedar Chambers

Platform: “You Are Beautiful” Campaign: Promoting Self Confidence in Young Girls and Teens
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: