Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2017 is Jessica Baeder

Jessica Baeder of Auburn, Miss Smiths Station’s Outstanding Teen, bested 44 other contestants to be crowned Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2017 at the conclusion of the 15th edition of the pageant held on Sunday, March 5, 2017 at the city of Sylacauga.

Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen 2017 - Jessica Baeder

Jessica Baeder was crowned Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2017 and will represent her state at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2018 pageant later this year. All photos courtesy of Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen facebook.

Third time’s a charm for Jessica. She first competed in the Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2015 and then Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2016 pageant where she was named first runner-up to Tiara Pennington, Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2016.

Baeder will now represent the state of Alabama at the Miss America’s Outstanding’s Teen 2018 pageant.

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Newly crowned Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Jessica Baeder (center) and her runners-up: Lauren Bradford, Lindsay Fincher, Reagan Handley, Lydia Martin.

Winning the title, Baeder walks away with a $5000 cash scholarship and four-year renewable full tuition scholarships to Auburn University, the University of Montevallo, Troy University, The University of Alabama, and Jacksonville State University. She will also receive scholarships from the University of North Alabama and Wallace State Community College. In addition, Baeder will receive wardrobe assistance, a fitness package from One to One Personal Fitness, and a personal website from MeSky Designs.

Baeder’s court includes the first runner-up Lauren Bradford (Coastal Alabama’s Outstanding Teen), the second runner-up Lindsay Fincher (Center Point’s Outstanding Teen), the third runner-up Reagan Handley (Hoover’s Outstanding Teen), and the fourth runner-up Lydia Martin (Phenix City’s Outstanding Teen).

Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2018 Contestant - Jessica Baeder - Alabama

Newly crowned Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Jessica Baeder (center) and the top ten of the pageant.

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Newly crowned Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Jessica Baeder (center) and the judges.

The penal of judges of the pageant includes Anthony LoRusso, Katie Smart, George Yanoshik, Valley native Jacinda Carlisle and Tuscaloosa native Tresa Hardin. They scored the contestants in talent, private interview, evening wear/onstage question, lifestyle and fitness, and scholastic achievement.

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