Along with the Miss Iowa Pageant this weekend, Miss Iowa's Outstanding Teen also will be crowned at Davenport's Adler Theatre.
This will be the 14th year for the Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen pageant, which began in 2004 with Ashlie Burroughs of Muscatine taking the first crown.
The winner of Miss Iowa’s Outstanding Teen will compete in the national Miss America’s Outstanding Teen pageant in Orlando, Florida, in August.
There are 13 competing for the title of Miss Iowa's Outstanding Teen:
• Odalis Ascencio-Solis, 15, of Fairfield. She is the daughter of Patricia Solis and Juan Ascencio and attends Fairfield High School. Her ambitions include becoming an immigration lawyer and cosmetologist. Her platform is Fight Child Hunger. Her talent is vocal.
• Gabrielle Aguirre, 16, of North Liberty. She is the daughter of Jill Smith-Aguirre and Roberto Aguirre and attends North Liberty High School. Her goal is to be a political analyst for a major news network. Her platform is Stand Against Bullying: Niceness is Priceless. Her talent is contemporary dance.
• Alexis Ashton, 17, of Solon. She is the daughter of Ned and Melissa Ashton and attends Solon High School. Her goal is to obtain a degree in chemical engineering and become a cosmetic engineer. Her platform is Handing Out Happiness with Each Basket of Hope. Her talent is baton twirling.
• Aubrey Firnhaber, 17, of Nevada. She is the daughter of Mary Harris and John Firnhaber and attends Nevada High School. Her goal is to be a dance teacher and owner of her own studio. Her platform is DBSA Awareness. Her talent is dance.
• Lydia Fisher, 14, of Wapello. She is the daughter of Kim and Eddie Fisher and attends Wapello High School. Her goal is to be a cardiothoracic surgeon. Her platform is Educating the Voters of Tomorrow. Her talent is tap dance.
• Bria Gearhart, 15, of Cedar Rapids. She is the daughter of Karen and Brian Gearhart and attends Prairie High School. Her goal is to be an art teacher. Her platform is Giving Joy with Gems of Hope. Her talent is baton twirling.
• Jordan George, 17, of Des Moines. She is the daughter of Marketa George Oliver and Ernest George and attends Theodore Roosevelt High School. Her goal is to fashion designer. Her platform is Making a Muscle for MDA. Her talent is vocal.
• Alyssa Goethe, 17, of Bettendorf. She is the daughter of Carla and Mark Goethe and attends Bettendorf High School. Her goal is to become a vocal performer and work in the music industry. Her platform is Turning Type 1 into Type None. Her talent is guitar and vocal performance.
• Carissa Johnson, 15, of Muscatine. She is the daughter of Renee and Chad Johnson and attends Muscatine High School. Her goal is to be an orthodontist. Her platform is Helping Win The Gold With Special Olympics. Her talent is tap dance.
• Allison Markey, 17, of Urbandale. She is the daughter of Jennifer and Jeffrey Markey and attends Waukee High School. Her goal is to be a police officer handling a K-9. Her platform is Best Buddies. Her talent is jazz dance.
• Madison Phipps, 13, of Eldridge. She is the daughter of Paula and Gary Phipps and attends North Scott High School. Her future ambitions include being a lawyer, the president and a therapist. Her platform is See a Need, Fill a Need. Her talent is musical theater vocal.
• McKenna Tackes, 17, of Keokuk. She is the daughter of Shannon and Daniel Tackes and attends Keokuk High School. Her plans include the study of communications and disabilities studies. Her platform is The Language of Life: Overcoming Communication Barriers. Her talent is contemporary dance.
• Cali Wilson, 16, of Norwalk. She is the daughter of Christine Wilson and attends Norwalk High School. Her goal is to become a professional dancer, dance teacher and choreographer. Her platform is A Chance to Dance. Her talent is contemporary dance-acro.