A pair of Chattanooga students will be among the 28 competitors at Saturday’s Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Jackson.
Girls’ Preparatory School sophomore Hannah Faith Greene and Carmen Fillers, a junior at Grace Academy, are the Chattanooga and Hamilton County entrants respectively. The winner will succeed Chandler Booth of Memphis and represent the state at July’s Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in Orlando plus serve as a goodwill ambassador for Tennessee’s five Children’s Miracle Network affiliates including Children’s at Erlanger.
The contestants will compete in five categories – interview, talent, fitness wear, on-stage question and evening dress.
Miss Greene is the founder of BuildingBlocksTN.com which encourages youths to increase self-esteem and confidence while embracing diversity. She is a volunteer instructor with the Chattanooga Boys and Girls Club and will be a voluTeen intern at Children’s this summer. She has also volunteered with the United Way of Greater Chattanooga, The Chambliss Home, The Salvation Army, The American Heart Association and the Chattanooga Food Bank.
A 4.0 student at GPS who hopes to attend Vanderbilt University and eventually become a doctor, Miss Greene is a cheerleader, track team member, a GPS Ambassador and is on the Distinguished and Headmaster’s Honors Academic List. A pianist, she will play the Third Movement of Moonlight Sonata in the talent competition.
Miss Fillers is a varsity cheerleader at Grace and she and her teammates cheered at the 2014 Capital One Bowl in Orlando. She was also a member of the school’s 2012 TSSAA champion softball squad. An aspiring physical therapist, Miss Fillers’ platform is Awareness for Children with Disabilities. She is a therapeutic riding volunteer at the Spirit Horse Eagle’s Rest Ranch in Flintstone.
A vocalist since childhood, she will sing the Kelly Clarkson hit “Because of You” for her talent.