VIDEO: Rachel Wyatt – Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2013

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On August 18, 2012, Miss South Carolina's Outstanding Teen 2012, Rachel Wyatt, became the eighth Miss America's Outstanding Teen.

Wyatt won more than $25,000 in college scholarships and the title of Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2013.

This historic crowning moment marked her first steps on a journey that will take her across the country promoting scholastic achievement, creative accomplishment, community involvement and healthy living for our nation's youth. She won the hearts of the audience and judges when she performed a lyrical dance to The Climb.

Rachel will be starting her senior year at Wren High School and serves as the President of her class, yearbook editor and member of the National Honor Society. In addition, she will be traveling the country speaking to audiences about her platform Dance Therapy – Miracles through Movement and acting as the teen ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals. Children's Miracle Network Hospitals, a non-profit organization dedicated to saving and improving the lives of children by raising funds for children's hospitals, is the national platform of the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Organization.

Rachel is one quarter Japanese and comes from a diverse family background. She enjoys sewing and fashion design. She has trained under famous dance choreographers such as Mandy Moore, Mia Michaels and Sonya Tayeh. Rachel assists in teaching a special needs dance class and has danced as part of a Bible teaching ministry at a maximum security women's prison.

She hopes to obtain a Bachelor's degree in English and pursue a career in speech therapy. Rachel would also like to continue dancing in local theater productions and be a dance instructor. (Bio taken from

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