Outstanding Teen has Chilton County ties

Published 9:23 pm Monday, April 4, 2011

Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen for 2011 was crowned on Sunday, March 6 at Sylacauga High School.  Mi’a Callens, a junior at Oak Mountain High School, entertained the audience with a piano/vocal performance of “Hiding Under Water.”

She was awarded $103,800 in scholarships.  Forty-one contestants competed in a personal interview with the judges, talent, fitness, and evening gown.  With the title, Callens was awarded four-year renewable full-tuition scholarships to her choice of Auburn University, the University of Alabama, Troy University, as well as a 1-year scholarship to Jacksonville State University.  She also received other cash scholarships, savings bonds and prizes.

Prior to competing for the Miss Alabama’s Outstanding Teen Title, Callens was Miss Jefferson County’s outstanding Teen 2010-2011.

She is the daughter of Michael W. Callens  and Cassandra Wilson-Callens (mother, former residents of Chilton County). She is the granddaughter of James T. Wilson and the late Mary Sue (Looney) Wilson of the New Convert community in Maplesville; and Mr. and Mrs. Tommy (Jerrie Dean) Callens of Plantersville.