Miss Pinellas County's Outstanding Teen - Olivia Foster
Miss Pinellas County - TBA
Alexis has been a regional and national dance champion since the age of five. She is a member of the National Junior Honor Society, Duke Tip, and People to People International. She is also a Junior Civitan and a Team Tony Mentor. Her platform is “Supporting One Another While a Parent is Battling Breast Cancer”. She volunteers her time with The Florida Cancer Specialist. She visits patients while they are being administered treatment and attends fundraisers to help raise money for Florida Cancer patients. She is a flutist in her school Wind Ensemble band and is currently a model for Oh La La Dancewear. Her goal in life is to obtain a Jurist Doctorate Degree in Law and practice family law.
Miss Largo - Kelsey Kathryn Harrison
Miss St. Petersburg - Julianna Chappell
Olivia Foster is a seventh generation native Floridian from Sanford, Florida where she is a Sophomore at the Academy of Health Careers at Seminole High School. Her hobby’s include horseback riding, knitting, singing, archery and surfing. She is active in her community assisting in horse therapy for children with disabilities, knitting hats for premature babies through her charity called Bonnets for Babies; volunteer at the Ronald McDonald House; Packing meals for Feeding Children Everywhere; She is on her church Praise Team, Volunteer at the church nursery and Spends time on her platform with the March of Dimes. After high school, she plans to attend college to obtain a degree in nursing to pursue a career in Neonatology.
Kelsey Harrison is a 22 year old senior at the University of Florida. Kelsey is obtaining a degree in Agricultural Education & Communications and minoring in Non Profit Organizations and Family Relations. She plans to enter the Master’s program at the University of Florida in the area of Food Science and Human Nutrition. She is a member of ACLC. (Agricultural Communicators and Leaders of Tomorrow) and Golden Key International Honour Society of the University of Florida. Her platform is Celebration of Abilities-Changing Social Standards. Kelsey created and coordinates this program that started nine years ago. From this program, Kelsey has implemented the first ever special education day in her hometown, created the first ever Celebration of Abilities Annual Baseball game, developed The Hero Next Door Award for Exceptional Needs Children and is desires to create a curriculum for the buddies program in Florida schools. Working with special needs students is what Kelsey loves. Her brother Carson is her inspiration. Carson was diagnosed with Autism and OHI at an early age and has inspired Kelsey to make the lives of special needs kids her top priority. Kelsey is honored to be part of such a great organization. Last year Kelsey was awarded the Quality of Life Scholarship Award, Community Service Award Scholarship and the Miss America Scholastic Achievement Scholarship.This is a lifetime opportunity that few girls are granted. I am blessed and humbled to be part of the Miss America Organization.
Miss Largo's Outstanding Teen - Alexis Palacios
Julianna is a senior at Calvary Christian High School where she is enrolled in all AP and Honors classes. She is the Vice President of the Science National Honor Society, Secretary of Mu Alpha Theta Math Honor Society. Additionally, she is a member of the National Honor Society and Rho Kappa Social Studies Honor Society. She has been a member of the Calvary Choir, the Praise and Worship Team, and is a classically trained pianist. She has lettered in three Varsity sports, Cross Country, Girls Basketball, and Track & Field. She holds two school records for Track and Field. In 2015, Julianna created her platform called Female Athletics Investment & Resources (FAIR) where she mentors young female athletes and provides an annual scholarship funded with earnings from her job at Publix. Additionally, she volunteers as an assistant coach for a middle school girls’ basketball team. Julianna has dedicated over 200 hours to coaching and mentoring younger female athletes. Julianna choose FAIR as her platform because of the important role athletics has played in developing her character and leadership skills. Upon graduation, she plans to attend either the University of South Florida, University of Central Florida, North Carolina State University, or Georgia Institute of Technology. She plans to major in Civil Engineering. She is the daughter of Jess and Katie Chappell, long time Clearwater residents, and has a younger brother Thomas. Julianna is incredibly grateful to be Miss St. Petersburg 2018 and so happy that her Sunshine Princess, Alina, will be joining her during the year. She hopes to make St. Petersburg proud at Miss Florida this summer!
Kayley is 15 years old and lives in Oviedo, Florida where she is a 10th grade honor roll student at Oviedo High School. She is currently in all honor and AP classes and a member of Beta Club.
She received the Disney Dreamer & Doers award along with the Presidential Points of Light-Gold Award and is a mentor for the Girl Scouts of America, where she started seeking sponsorships for underprivileged girls so that can participate in this wonderful organization.
The Girl Scouts of America is now encouraging early participation in STEM (Science, Technology, Engineering & Math). Since education is the key to everything, I feel this is the only step in the right direction in early success for young girls.
Kayley loves spending quality time with her family and friends whenever possible and enjoys singing. Kayley was an extra in the movie Tooth Fairy II, the lead guitarist of Matchbox 20 was the original owner of her house and she has duel citizenship with Canada.
Miss St. Petersburg's Outstanding Teen - Kayley Klatt