HAGERSTOWN - The 24 contestants in the Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen competition filled The Maryland Theatre stage Friday with talent, grace and critical thinking during the final phases of the 2010 pageant.
The top 10 contestants for Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen will be announced tonight, the last night of the Miss Maryland competition, according to pageant auditors.
Once named, the top 10 will compete for the crown and title of Miss Maryland Outstanding Teen.
The teen competition is a training ground for the Miss America and Miss USA programs, said Katrina Owens, Miss Maryland 1986, who served as mistress of ceremonies Friday.
"This really does help them in improving and developing," she said. "These are really hard skills to learn at this age."
The state's outstanding teens modeled evening wear, performed their talents and answered questions posed by one another as the final phases of the competition.