The New York’s Outstanding Teen Organization recognizes young women around the state of New York for their talents, scholastic achievement and community service. Being an Outstanding Teen requires personal commitment, hard work and talent. We are looking to provide opportunities and scholarships in exchange for excellence and service. Phases of competition include Scholastic Achievement, Private Interview, Talent, Lifestyle and Fitness in Activewear, and Evening Wear with One-Stage Question.

The Miss Finger Lakes Organization is extremely proud of its Outstanding Teen program, which has been crowning the next generation of Finger Lakes representative for over a decade. For two consecutive years, the Miss Upstate New York's Outstanding Teen titleholder has won the state title and advanced to compete at Miss America's Outstanding Teen. It goes without saying that the Teens who wear the crown will go on to be leaders in their community.