Owned and operated out of Nashville, Tennessee, the system celebrates its 38th anniversary this year. Founded in 1970, the program has become the premier pageant scholarship program for teenagers in America. Awarding more than $100 million scholarships since its creation, America’s National Teenager continues to set high standards for excellence by awarding nearly $100,000 in scholarships at every state competition each year. An accredited pageant system, ANTSO remains one of the top three pageant systems for teen girls today.
The National Director, Jenny Telwar, has extensive pageant experience as a director and contestant. She holds a M.A. in Mass Communications from Middle Tennessee State University and a B.A. in English from Virginia Tech. She has vast national experience in PR/Marketing and was selected as one of the pageant/modeling industry’s “Most Beautiful People” in 2006. She is a member of the Nashville Junior League Volunteer Organization, PRSA, the Nashville City Club, and Nashville Chamber of Commerce. She also serves as a Girl Scout Leader and soccer coach for her daughter’s school and attends the People’s Church. She and her husband reside in Nashville with their two young daughters.
America’s National Teenager promotes strong scholastic ideals, solid leadership principles and high character growth to young women. All National and State winners are awarded scholarships and the opportunity to serve as positive role models to teens across America. ANTSO holds to the highest standards of quality and integrity and conducts all competitions in a fair and unbiased manner. America’s National Teenager is recognized as one of the longest running, most prestigious female teen scholarship pageant competition awarding nearly $5 million in scholarships annually.
America’s National Teenager (young women ages 16-18)
America’s Junior National Teenager (young women ages 13-15)
America’s Preteen National Teenager (young women ages 9 – 12)
ANTSO National Sweetheart Pageant
ANTSO National Miss Pageant
America’s National Teenager Scholarship Organization
Areas of Competition:
My School (Academic Achievement) 15%
My Activities (School/Community Involvement) 15%
Poise and Personality in Evening Wear 15%
Personal Expression 15%
Public Speaking 10%
Optional Talent and Speech competitions offered at a nominal fee at state and national level pageants.