Wednesday, February 6, 2008

Miss America's Outstanding Teen Updates


Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, Inc., a little sister to the Miss America Organization that promotes scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement for America's teens, has named TV fashion commentator and entrepreneur Kim Parrish as president. A former Miss West Virginia (1992), Kim is the creator of The Kim Parrish Collection clothing line on HSN and (see and

Kim Parrish has volunteered with the Miss America Organization for the past 15 years, including directing the Miss West Virginia’s Outstanding Teen competition and serving as a judge for the national finals in Orlando.

“I intend to help develop a strong financial foundation and expand national recognition for this outstanding organization and its participants,” says Kim. “In today’s fast-paced world, teens can’t afford to look to young Hollywood for role models. They need to find inspiration within themselves, their families, schools and community. Through its exceptional mentoring program, Miss America’s Outstanding Teen provides leadership and scholarship opportunities for teens, that will help them prepare for successful futures.”

Visit for the complete press release.

Shopping for Valentine’s Day?

Don’t forget- Miss America’s Outstanding Teen teamed up with to raise funds for scholarships. will donate a portion of your purchase at leading retailers like 1-800-Flowers, eluxury, and Godiva to Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. In fact, has 15 flower retailers, 54 Jewelry and Fragrance vendors, and 52 Gourmet websites participating in their fundraising efforts. Once you sign up, you’ll be supporting Miss America's Outstanding Teen, just by shopping at over 678 online stores.

If you happen to make a purchase through within 45 days of joining, will donate an EXTRA $5 to your favorite cause! With over 678 participating stores, it's easy to find the things you need AND support a good cause.


1. Join to support Miss America's Outstanding Teen It's free, safe, and easy to join.

2. Shop through Their online mall features trusted online retailers like Lillian Vernon, Staples, Macy’s, JCPenney, eBay,, PBTeen, HSN & Zappos to name just a few! Make sure you download the shopping window to keep track of all your purchases even when you visit a website without going through first!

3. Watch the $$ roll in for Miss America's Outstanding Teen!Up to 26% of EACH purchase is donated, plus a bonus $5 donation if you shop within 45 days. The more stores you visit, the more chances to win a $1,000 donation during the Surfathon! We hope to see you at soon. Thank you!

Happy Valentine’s Day!

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