Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen 2018


Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen 2018 is Shannon Adams of Warren. Shannon is a junior at Harwood Union High School, and will be promoting her platform, Creative Minds-The Importance of School Arts Programs, as Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen.

A talented celtic harpist, she performed “The Mad River Set,” a self-composed piece inspired by her community during the talent competition in the show. Shannon’s platform is Creative Minds-The Importance of School Arts Programs. 

“I’m thrilled to be able to reach such broad audiences in Vermont as Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen and I’m excited to speak with civic organizations across the state about the importance of arts education programs. The arts are the greatest and most powerful form of expression we will ever have. Art is a way of spreading new ideas and sharing culture and is the kind of tool that inspires change in the world. My experience advocating for arts programs is so fulfilling and I can’t wait to hit the ground running in this new role.”

Shannon will compete for the title of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2019 in July in Orlando, Florida.

You can follow her journey on Facebook and Instagram @MAOTeenVT.