In August of this year, 17 year old Addison Price became our state’s fourteenth Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen. No sooner had Addison received her crown did she begin her year-long journey across our great state speaking to students and community leaders about the importance of her volunteerism platform, “OK Teens Care”. In addition to her role as Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen, Addison will also serve as the State Teen Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the national partner of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization.
Addison is currently a senior at Edmond North High School and following graduation, plans to attend Oklahoma State University to pursue her undergraduate degree. During her high school career, she has been involved in many organizations and activities including: OK Teens Care founder, Official Teen Advocate for Hope for Soap, Edmond Fine Arts Institute Board Special Events Coordinator & Teen Board Vice President, Varsity Pom PACT Pal Leader, “Bringing A Light To Others” (B.A.L.T.O.) Boy Band Coach, Camp Celebration Staff Leader, Art Escape and Create Escape Camp Leader, Student Council Treasurer and Pom Captain.
In addition to her extra curricula activities, Addison’s success has been recognized on many levels such as receiving the YMCA National Grant Award recipient for OK Teens Care, Kohl’s Kids Who Care Community Service Scholarship, Kiwanis Community Service Award, Rotary Club Teen Volunteer Award, National Dance All-American Award, Hollywood Connection’s “EPIC Award” for leadership, dance & attitude and most recently being voted as Homecoming Queen by her peers at Edmond North High School.
At the age of 3, Addison began taking dance lessons and quickly realized that dance is her passion. For the past fourteen years she has competed in countless dance competitions resulting in winning multiple awards. She competed for the first time in the Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in 2015 where she placed as Fourth Runner Up and won a Rookie Talent Award for her dance.
Encouraging teenagers to volunteer is Addison’s desire and mission as Miss Oklahoma. OK Teens Care has served as a catalyst for volunteer opportunities among teens statewide. Results have definitely been larger than she ever expected. In the past two years, OK Teens Care has recruited over 300 volunteers who have donated more than 2,500 hours of service and more than 17,000 items valued at over $18,000. OK Teens, powered by the OK Teens Care Facebook page, was designed to encourage Oklahoma teenagers to volunteer and make an impact in their community. Addison’s goal was to plant a seed that would begin their lifetime of volunteering.
The demands to be smart enough, talented enough, pretty enough or just good enough can be too much stress for teenagers to deal with in this fast pace world we live today. Volunteering gives teens an outlet to understand what it truly means to serve and as Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen, Addison plans to spread the positive impact that volunteerism can have on our families, communities, state and nation. She is excited to empower students throughout the schools of Oklahoma.
Addison is the daughter of Cris and Shannon Price of Edmond, Oklahoma and has one older brother, Andrew.