Russ Ties for Evening Gown Award at Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant
Things are starting out right for Miss Oklahoma Outstanding Teen Lacey Russ who tied for the preliminary evening gown award in the first night of competition at the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando (FL).
Russ, who is representing the state of Oklahoma as Miss Southwestern Oklahoma State University Outstanding Teen, won a $500 scholarship as she tied for the evening gown award with Miss Kentucky Laura Jones.
The Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant continues through Saturday night (August 28) at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando. Russ, a senior at Cordell High School and the daughter of Todd and Khristy Russ, won the Oklahoma title this past June at the Miss Oklahoma Outstanding Teen Pageant.
Russ won the title of Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen at the 2009 pageant. It was only the second time for SWOSU to host a teen pageant in conjunction with the Miss SWOSU Scholarship Pageant.