CLEARWATER, Fla. — Hope Harvard, the current Miss South Carolina Teen, is set to compete for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2015 from July 29 through Aug. 2 at the Linda Chapin Theater in the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Fla.
Selected in June, the 16-year-old Harvard is a student at Powdersville High School.
Throughout her year of service, she will travel the state advocating her platform, “Giving HOPE – Helping Others with Positive Encouragement.” Harvard is the daughter of Clay and Melanie Elrod and lives in Easley.
Tickets are available at www.ticketmaster.com. Fans can also help Harvard secure a spot as a Top 12 semi-finalist on Aug. 2 by logging on to https://fourpointsmagazine.com/maoteen-americas-choice to vote for her to become an America’s Choice Semi-Finalist.
The Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and educational ambitions. Contestants also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen educational and life goals.
A not-for-profit affiliate of the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization, the Miss South Carolina Scholarship Organization continues to make tens of thousands of dollars in scholarships and in-kind funds available to thousands of young women throughout the state of South Carolina.
The little sister to Miss America, the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and will make available more than $18 million in cash and tuition scholarship assistance to the 2014 national contestants.
Based in Clearwater, Fla., the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization is a 501(c)(3) not-for-profit organization organized to encourage positive achievement by helping to nurture and build the scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, healthy living and community involvement of our nation’s youth.