VIDEO: Elizabeth Fechtel – Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2012

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On August 20, 2011, Miss Florida’s Outstanding Teen 2011, Elizabeth Fechtel, became the seventh Miss America’s Outstanding Teen. Beginning as Miss Orlando’s Outstanding Teen in January, Fechtel won more than $30,000 in college scholarships and the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2012.

Currently a 17-year-old senior at First Academy High School in her hometown of Leesburg, Florida, Elizabeth is an AP Honor student.  She is involved with many clubs, and proud to be the Treasurer of National Honors Society and President of the Student Body.

As well as being recognized with her competitive dance company for multiple top scoring national awards, she has also received numerous honors as a jazz soloist. She trained for 10 years with the Shooting Stars School of Performing Arts of Clermont, Florida.

Elizabeth loves spending time in the outdoors. One of her favorite activities is kayaking Florida’s many rivers and lakes with her sister.  She also is an avid scuba diver and enjoys spending time in the Florida Keys and Bahamas boating and fishing with her family.

She hopes to obtain a Bachelor’s Degree in Telecommunications with a minor in Spanish. Elizabeth’s career goals include becoming a broadcaster for a major network and establishing a performing arts school in an underprivileged country. (Bio courtesy of

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