Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2021 crowned in Roanoke Friday night

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Ella Strickland was crowned Miss Virignia’s Outstanding Teen Friday night at Berglund Center. (Image courtesy of the Miss Virginia Scholarship Organization).

ROANOKE, Va. (WFXR) — The new Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2021 was crowned Friday night at the Berglund Center in Roanoke.

Ella Strickland, Miss Commonwealth’s Outstanding Teen was crowned on Friday, June 18 by Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2019-2020 Morgan Rhudy.

Strickland is from Warrenton and is a graduate of Kettle Run High School and will attend Hollins University. She also won the talent award during Friday night’s ceremony with her musical theater vocal performance.

Her Social Impact Initiative is Type 1 Diabetes Research and Support.

The finalists for this year’s Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen are:

AwardNameTitleScholarship
1st Runner UpAyana JohnsonPiedmont Region$1,000
2nd Runner UpHaley DayLynchburg$750
3rd Runner UpJordan WelkerRoanoke Valley$500
4th Runner UpAdrianna MylesMountain Laurel$250

Additional cash scholarships awarded to candidates during Friday night’s event were:

AwardNameTitleAmount
TalentElla StricklandCommonwealth$500
People’s ChoiceAdrianna MylesMount Laurel$500
Overall Evening WearElla StricklandCommonwealth$500
Top SpotFund FundraiserHaley DayLynchburg$500

Strickland will advance to the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition next month in Orlando, Florida.

On Saturday, June 19, the Berglund Center will host the finale of Miss Virginia 2021. Tickets are available at www.Roanokelive.com.

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