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Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition

A local teen is preparing for a second night of preliminary competition for a national title this week.  Lawton's own Jamie Butemeyer is competing for Miss America's Outstanding Teen, the little sister title to Miss America.

This summer, Jamie has been in pageant mode instead of relaxing.  She's been preparing herself for pageant interviews and preparing for her stage question.  Back in June, she captured the title of Miss Oklahoma's outstanding teen and she now takes her talents to the national stage.  This time, she could win a $30,000 scholarship.

The pageant is relatively new, encouraging teen girls to become involved in their communities and develop their talents.  Jamie's is singing.  Not only that, her platform is "All Aboard the Train for Healthy Children and Teens".  "TRAIN stands for an acronym of five different habits i try to teach kids.  And I picked it because when I was eleven I was diagnosed with a rare form of diabetes," said Jamie.

She has a huge support network in her family and friends and her proud parents have always known she would conquer the pageant world.  Jamie has her sights set high.  She's already thinking about the possibility of becoming Miss America, her ultimate goal.

The finals for the pageant will take place Saturday, August 11 where the winner will be crowned in Orlando, Florida.  As Miss Oklahoma's outstanding teen, Jamie is carrying on the tradition of another of Lawton's girls, Lauren Nelson, the reigning Miss America.  She wore the crown back in 2004.  maybe this year Lawton will be home to both Miss America and Miss America Outstanding Teen.

7News wishes Jamie luck and we'll keep you updated.

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