Miss Louisiana's Outstanding Teen 2017 crowned

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MONROE, La. (KNOE) - Congratulations to the newly crowned Miss Louisiana's Outstanding Teen 2017, Alana Lewis.

Alana Lewis represented the Louisiana Watermelon Festival at the 2017 Miss Louisiana's Outstanding Teen pageant Sunday, April 9 at the University of Louisiana at Monroe and will continue her journey by competing for the national title in Orlando in July. She is a Junior at Haughton High School and a member of the National Honor Society.

Her platform, L.O.V.E., encourages us to Love Our Veterans Everywhere. Her scholastic ambition is to obtain a Doctorate of Forensic Anthropology. Alana is a leader at her high school as well as her community. She is also a professional princess, entertaining at parties and events throughout north Louisiana. She won the talent portion of the competition with her vocal performance of "The Girl in 14G."