Competing at the Miss Idaho’s Outstanding Teen pageant is a memory I will cherish for the rest of my life! From the time I started preparing for the pageant to the time it was completed, I grew so much and in SO many ways. The skill that I think has helped me the most is learning how to interview well and speak confidently and fluidly with people. It has helped me in college and in the work force. I could not be where I am now without that important skill I learned through the MIOT program. I also was able to make so many friends. I still keep in touch with so many of them today and love each of them dearly. I would definitely encourage every girl to compete!! Being in a pageant really isn’t all about winning a crown. It is about becoming a better person and developing life skills. I LOVE this program!
Melanie Ross Miss Idaho's Outstanding Teen 2011