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Miss Outstanding Teen Contestant Resume' Instructions

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The following is a set of instructions for preparing state representatives’ Contestant Resumes for the National Finals of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition

Remember this is your opportunity to demonstrate to the judges why they should consider you for the position of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. You may list as many or as few items under each category as you desire. This one page, combined with your Platform Statement, your National Pageant Contestant Contract, and transcripts will comprise your entire application for the responsibility of becoming Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. The judges will receive your resume exactly as it is submitted. Do not put your age on the Resume!

    1. Set margins for 1” on all four sides. The font style may not be any smaller than “10” and no larger than “12” point type, using the Times Roman font style.
    2. With the justification set for left, type “Name:” in bold. Following the colon (:), press the tab key five times. Then, type your name as you wish the judges to know it. (If your name is Mary Deborah Smith and you want to be known as “Deborah Smith”, please type “Deborah Smith”).
    3. Double space down, type “Title:” in bold. Following the colon (:), press the tab key five times. Then, type your State title in the format of “Miss State’s Outstanding Teen."
    4. Double space down, type “Hometown:” in bold. Following the colon (:), press the tab key four times. Then type your hometown including the city and the state.
    5. Double space down. Type “Education:” in bold. Following the colon (:), press the tab key four times. Then type your most recent school first. List in order with the most recent, all schools attended (high school, middle school, elementary school, Pre-K, etc.).
    6. Double space down. Type “Platform Issue:” in bold. Following the colon (:), press the tab key three times. Type the title of your platform, making sure it lines up with the other information above it. Do not type anything other than the platform title.
    7. Double space down. Type “Scholastic/Career Ambition:” in bold. Following the colon (:), press the tab key one time. Then type the type of degree/education you would ultimately like to achieve, making sure it lines up with the other information above it. Beneath that, list your career ambition.
    8. Double space down. Type “Talent:” in bold. Following the colon (:), press the tab key four times. Type the type of talent you will perform and specific selection, making sure it lines up with the information above it. (e.g., Pop Vocal - “Gold”, Tap Dance - “Staying Alive”, etc.)
    9. Double space down. Type “Scholastic Honors:” in bold. Following the colon (:), press the space bar twice. Type your scholastic honors. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;).
    10. Double space down. Type “Leadership Roles:” in bold. Following the colon (:), press the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;).
    11. Double space down. Type “Accomplishments:” in bold. Following the colon (:), press the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;).
    12. Double space down. Type “Interesting Facts:” in bold. Following the colon (:), press the space bar twice. Each item should be separated by a semi-colon (;).

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