Meet the candidates competing for the title of Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen 2019 in our Road to Miss Connecticut’s Outstanding Teen Series!

Name: Autumn Schless

Title: Miss Naugatuck Valley’s Outstanding Teen 2019

Hometown: Simsbury School – Henry James Memorial School

Talent: Lyrical Acrobatic Dance


What was your first thought when you were crowned Miss Naugatuck Valley’s Outstanding Teen? 

My first thought was Oh My Gosh, I did it!!  It was really exciting to be crowned with this title because my mentor Brooke Cyr’s held this title also.


What do you hope to accomplish as Miss Naugatuck Valley’s Outstanding Teen 2019?   

I want to bring Food Allergy Awareness to the Naugatuck Valley and be a title holder that the organization is proud to have representing them.


To you, why is Miss America still relevant?   

Miss America is relevant because it shows young girls that they can be anything they want.  It shows our society that women are knowledgeable and strong leaders.


What has been your favorite appearance thus far as Miss Naugatuck Valley’s Outstanding Teen 2019?   

Girl Scouts of America Mall Madness, I love talking with all the girl scouts, seeing their projects and cheering them on during the fashion show.


What is your favorite quote?     

And Though She May Be Little She Is Fierce 


Fun Fact: 

I can currently do 7 Back Handsprings in a row but I continue to work on doing more!


Who would you like to thank for helping you get to this point? 

I would have to thank my family and friends for helping me get to this point because they are so supportive, they keep it real with me and they are the best cheerleaders a girl could ask for. 

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