Miss America’s Teen to be Honored with NC Homecoming Celebration

Miss America's Teen to be Honored with NC Homecoming Celebration

Former Miss North Carolina’s Teen, Raleigh native Hanley House to celebrate historic win as first state teen representative to earn national title

RALEIGH, NC (May 7, 2024) Hanley House – who was crowned Miss America’s Teen after representing the state of North Carolina at the national competition in January – will be honored with a North Carolina Homecoming Celebration on Saturday, May 18 at 2:00 p.m. in the Paul A. Johnston Auditorium at Johnston Community College. House is the first North Carolina representative to win the national title in the teen division of the Miss America Opportunity for young women ages 13-18 who compete in private interview, fitness, evening gown and talent.

“I’m looking forward to being honored during this special homecoming celebration with my family, friends, pageant sisters and members of the community,” said House. “I also look forward to continuing my reign as Miss America’s Teen and proudly representing my home state of North Carolina by empowering teens across the country to find their passion and take action.”

A tradition long-held by national pageant systems, the North Carolina Homecoming for House will be followed by a reception and autograph signing. In addition to House, special guests include Miss North Carolina 2023 Taylor Loyd, the newly crowned Miss North Carolina’s Teen 2023 Annika Schneider and others from the Miss America Organization. State and local government officials will also be attending to congratulate House on her win.

The homecoming event is open to the public and free to attend. Visit the Event Page on Facebook to RSVP and view additional details.

“It’s truly a historic moment for North Carolina, and we are looking forward to celebrating Hanley and her accomplishments,” said John Norris, State Teen Director of the Miss North Carolina Organization.

House, who is a high school junior who is concurrently enrolled at Cleveland High School and Johnston County Community College, she has thirteen years of competitive dance experience. At the age of twelve, she started her own vinyl design business, inspiring her to initiate “Passion to Profit,” a community service project dedicated to empowering young entrepreneurs and fostering real-world skills.

About Hanley House

Born in Raleigh, NC, Hanley House was the 18th Miss North Carolina’s Teen before being crowned Miss America’s Teen in January. A thirteen-year competitive dancer, Hanley has earned national awards and studied ballet programs throughout the country, including Alonzo King Lines Ballet in San Francisco as well as Joffrey Ballet School in New York City. Hanley started her own vinyl design business at age twelve, inspiring her to create her community service initiative “Passion to Profit” – empowering young entrepreneurs and building real-world skills. Through her business, she has been able to donate more than $1,000 to the American Heart Association. She is a student at Cleveland High School and plans to further her education by studying architecture and design while performing on the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill “Carolina Girls” dance team.

About Miss America’s Teen

As part of the Miss America Organization, participants in the Miss America’s Teen program can earn educational scholarships at every level of competition. Since its founding in 2005, Miss America’s Teen has paid over $1.3 million in cash scholarships to 200 colleges and universities across the nation plus our university partners who offer in-kind tuition waivers. To learn more about the scholarships awarded at the Miss America’s Teen Competition, please visit https://www.missamerica.org/teen-scholarships/


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About the Miss North Carolina Organization

As an official state preliminary associated with the Miss America Opportunity, the Miss North Carolina Organization (MNCO) is a part of the largest scholarship-providing organization for women worldwide. Promoting an emphasis on academics and communication skills, the MNCO is considered a launching pad for young women to further their academic and career goals. Taylor Loyd currently serves as Miss North Carolina 2023. Hanley House, crowned Miss North Carolina’s Teen 2023, became the first teen from North Carolina to win the national title as Miss America’s Teen 2024. Annika Schneider has been crowned by House and now serves as Miss North Carolina’s Teen 2023. For more information about volunteering or competing, please visit www.missnc.org.

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