Meet Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen 2018-06-28T08:57:39+00:00

Introducing Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen 2018: Kelsie Therkildsen!

Kelsie, a 16-year old student at Bennington High School, was crowned in Omaha on April 28, 2018, winning $2,300 in cash scholarships and a nearly $10,000 in additional gifts and services. Kelsie, winner of the Evening Gown & On Stage Question Award at the state level, will now represent Nebraska at the 2019 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition in Orlando, Florida.

Kelsie is an active dancer, trains with Core Dance Company and is a member of the Bennington High competitive dance team. She performed an energetic routine to Lady Gaga’s Telephone to win the state title. She will spend the next year advocating for Children’s Miracle Network, the official partner of the Miss America Organization and the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, as well as her personal platform entitled ‘Come Out From Behind The Screen’, encouraging her peers to focus more on in-person social interaction.

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