Miss Gwinnett County’s Outstanding Teen 2022 Rebecca Zhang, 18, of Johns Creek, Georgia, United States has earned the job of serving as Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2022. The job comes with a $5,000 scholarship.
Zhang is a student at Chattahoochee High School in Johns Creek. During the scholarship competition, she showcased her skill of Ballet en Pointe.
The Chattahoochee High School student’s social impact initiative is #StepOutStepUp. She also earned a $100 scholarship for Evening Wear/On-Stage on the first night of preliminary competition as well as a number of additional awards and scholarships.
Runner-up to Zhang was Capital City’s Outstanding Teen 2022 Charlie Key of LaGrange, Georgia, who won a $2,000 scholarship. As the second runner-up, Miss Rome’s Outstanding Teen 2022 Anna Kate Robinson of Wrightsville, Georgia won a $1,000 scholarship.
Miss Cobb’s Outstanding Teen 2022 Morgan Kennedy of Dallas, Georgia, the third runner-up, won a $750 scholarship. Miss Presidential Pathways’ Outstanding Teen 2022 Charlye Allen of Blakely, Georgia, the fourth runner-up, won a $500 scholarship.
Both Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen 2022 and Miss Georgia 2022 culminated at the RiverCenter for the Performing Arts in Columbus, Georgia on June 18, 2022. More than $70,000 in scholarship funds were awarded to 90 candidates from across Georgia.
The Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition is a non-profit organization that awards scholarships to outstanding young women to help advance them academically and professionally. The Miss Georgia Scholarship Organization is headquartered in LaGrange.
“Tomorrow, we will begin to prepare our new Miss Georgia and Miss Georgia’s Outstanding Teen to compete at their individual national competitions and support them in every way,” Miss Georgia Scholarship Organization chief executive officer and executive director Trina Pruitt said. “In record-setting fashion, we’ve already signed the contract to return to the RiverCenter in 2023 for the 78th Miss Georgia Scholarship Competition.”
“With teamwork we managed to execute a great event,” Pruitt continued. “We thank each and every person that contributed to this year’s success and look forward to seeing everyone next year in Columbus.”