CHS Junior Third Runner-Up in Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2016

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Photo shows Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Top Five. From left, Lindsay Fincher, fourth runner-up; Charity Bowden, second runner-up; Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen 2016, Tiara Pennington; Jessica Baeder, first runner-up; and Brooke Edwards, third runner-up.


SYLACAUGA – On Sunday, March 6, the Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen 2016 pageant was held at B.B. Comer Memorial High School. Cullman’s Brooke Edwards, a junior at Cullman High School, was named third runner-up.

Edwards was awarded a total of $66,700 in college scholarships, including a $500 cash scholarship, an $8,000 Auburn University scholarship, an $8,000 University of Alabama stipend, a $14,000 University of Montevallo scholarship, an Auburn University Achievement Scholarship ($2,000 for four years) and Troy University Chancellor’s Scholarship ($32,000 over four years).

Tiara Pennington, a 17-year-old junior at Helena High School, was crowned Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen 2016. She received a total of $186,780 in scholarships. First runner-up was Auburn High School’s Jessica Baeder, who received a total of $30,000 in scholarships.

Second runner-up Charity Bowden of Hooper Academy received a total of $30,000 in scholarships. Finally, fourth runner-up, Lindsay Fincher, a student at Handley High School received a total of $92,000 in scholarships.

Top ten semifinalists included Caitlyn McTier of Sylacauga, Annie Ozment of Childersburg, Katie Zeigler of Smiths Station, Kyra Callens of Birmingham and Katelyn Richard of Hoover.

The Miss Alabama's Outstanding Teen Pageant is the only affiliate of the Miss Alabama Pageant, Inc. For more information, visit