Walker wins Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen 2012Published 4:02pm Monday, April 23, 2012
By PHOEBE DONALD ROBINSON / Community Columnist
John Tower is 100 years old and has attended many pageants over the years, cheering his beautiful, talented “girls” as they won title after title. Granddaughter Angela Tower Walker was Miss Alabama 1985 and Miss America Top four and swimsuit winner; great-granddaughter Scarlett Walker, a senior at Oak Mountain High School, was Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen 2010 and is the current Distinguished Young Woman of Alabama 2012 (formerly Alabama’s Junior Miss); and great-granddaughter Callie Walker recently won Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen 2012.
Tower will travel to Orlando in August to watch Callie perform in the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant, part of the Miss America Organization. He will travel with Callie’s huge family fan club: parents Angela and Mike Walker, sister Scarlett, twin brother Michael (North Shelby County); grandparents Bettye and Howard Plott (Remlap); Karen and CH Walker (Riverchase); and aunts, uncles, and cousins from as far away as Australia and Korea.
Callie is 14 years old and one of the youngest Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen winners who compete from age 13 to 17. She attended Inverness Elementary, Oak Mountain Middle and is a freshman at Oak Mountain High School. An A-B student, Callie is a member of the show choir with twin Michael and sister Scarlett.
Callie won the Fitness Award at Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen 2012.
The Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen contestants compete in four areas: Talent, fitness, interview and evening gown. With the title, Callie won $103,000 in scholarships, including a four-year renewable full-tuition scholarship to her choice of the University of Alabama, Auburn University and Troy University, as well as a one-year scholarship to Jacksonville State University. More than $300,000 was awarded in this year’s pageant. Grace Kurosaka of Columbiana was the overall academic winner and received $66,500 in scholarships.
Congratulations to Shelby County’s Callie Walker, Miss Alabama Outstanding Teen 2012! Good luck in Orlando, Fla., Aug. 14-18, as you compete in the Miss America Outstanding Teen Pageant.
Phoebe Donald Robinson can be reached by email at firstname.lastname@example.org.