Meet Evelyn


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Evelyn Smith
Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen 2017
Top 8 Semi-Finalist
Evening Gown and OSG Preliminary Award

The first Friday in June, 2017, 16 year old Evelyn Smith became our state’s fifteenth Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen.  No sooner had Evelyn 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 platform, “Ready Kids.” In addition to her role as Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen, Evelyn is a FEMA Regional Youth Council Member and will also serve as the State Teen Ambassador for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, the national partner of Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization.

An Honor Student since 2012, Evelyn is currently a junior attending the nationally-ranked Odyssey Leadership Academy.  Following High School, Evelyn plans to pursue a Bachelor of Science Degree in Engineering with a focus on Social Service Engineering. During her high school career she has been involved in many organizations and activities including:  Mentoring with the Boys and Girls Club of Greater Oklahoma City, Student Leader at Frontline Church, Student Leader at City Rescue Mission, Member of the OKC Beautiful Teen Board, Conscious Club and Running Club.

In addition to her extra curricular activities, Evelyn’s success has been recognized on many levels, like her accomplishment of being a self-published author, performing at the Justice Conference, Co-authoring a song entitled Saving Me, being a District Finalist at the National History Day Competition, being accepted into OU’s Summerwind Ballet Intensive and Modern Dance Programs, being selected to represent CSAS in Oklahoma City Public School All-City Dance Troupe, a self-taught Level Four gymnast and many dance awards.

Encouraging administrators and city leaders to educate our Oklahoma youth on how to take action in an emergency is the main focus of Evelyn’s platform. “Ready Kids,”  a program developed by the Federal Emergency Management Academy (FEMA), serves as the perfect vehicle to accomplish her empowerment mission. It provides real world scenarios to teach young people what to do before, during, and after an emergency. According to FEMA, “disaster planning, response, and recovery efforts must take into account their unique needs.” In addition to teaching emergency preparedness, the program helps children develop real world life skills, such as problem solving, teamwork, creativity, leadership, and communication.

Evelyn is the daughter of Dana Carter and she has three older sisters, Helen, Paula and Jordan.


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