Miss Teen of America 2018

   Alana Castle

Alana Castle was crowned Miss Teen of Pennsylvania in State College on July 8, 2017. She was blessed to have the opportunity to compete at the National Pageant in Orlando, Florida where she was crowned Miss Teen of America 2018.

Alana is a member of the National Honor Society, Spanish Club, Scholarship Challenge team, and is the secretary of her senior class. Alana is honored to serve as the President of the Giving Tree Club, which provides holiday gifts to underprivileged children within her community. Along with being an academic lettermen, Alana is a four-year athletic lettermen in both Cross Country and Track & Field.

Outside of school, Alana is employed as a hostess at a local restaurant and teaches yoga at her local fitness center. In her free time, Alana enjoys reading, especially Ayn Rand novels, and spending time with her family and friends. She plans to attend the University of Pittsburgh Honors College to double-major in Neuroscience and Psychology. Following her undergraduate studies, Alana aspires to enroll in medical school to pursue a career as a neurologist. With a career in this field, she hopes to help those who suffer from neurological disorders like Parkinson’s and Alzheimer’s, which have personally impacted her family.

Alana is beyond thrilled to spend her year as Miss Teen of America representing American Pageants. Through this organization, Alana has had countless incredible opportunities to serve her community. From volunteering with Tim Tebow Foundation’s Night to Shine, to speaking engagements, to meeting residents of local nursing homes, Alana strives to give back! As American Pageants is partnered with Special Olympics, Alana is looking forward to hosting an inclusion event at her school this spring!

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