Local Teen to Compete In Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen Contest

Taylor Quella

Eight young women from the South Bend area will compete for the titles of Miss Indiana and Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen in Zionsville.  Teen finals are June 24th and Miss Indiana Finals are Saturday, June 25th.

Celebrating 71 years of service to Hoosier Young Women, the Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant is a preliminary to the Miss America Pageant, the largest source of scholarship money to young women in the world.

Taylor Quella, of Knox, is Miss Kankakee Valley’s Outstanding Teen.  She is 17 years old and she attends Knox Community High School.  Taylor is expected to compete 5th in the Miss Indiana’s Outstanding Teen Competition on Friday, June 24th at 7:00 p.m. ET at the Zionsville Performing Arts Center.  She joins 21 others in the competition.

Ted Hayes talked with Taylor recently and asked her what she has been working on to prepare for the competition.

“I have to do talent, interview, evening wear and active wear,” said Quella.  “I have been working on them but I need to work more though.”

Last year, Quella traveled with Dr. Thomas Browne of Knox to Haiti after the earthquake there.

“It was very shocking, like a culture shock, when you get there and I learned a lot of things from Dr. Browne.  I learned how to do physical examinations of the patients and all of the diseases they have in Haiti and how to help them.”