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Kataen Shockley crowned Miss Volunteer's Outstanding Teen
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Photo provided Warren County native Kataen Shockley is crowned 2019 Miss Volunteers Outstanding Teen by retiring queen Hannah McKay at the close of the pageant held in Knoxville.

Fifteen-year-old Kataen Shockley was crowned Miss Volunteer’s Outstanding Teen in the scholarship pageant held at Hardin Valley Academy in Knoxville. The event is a preliminary for the 2019 Miss Tennessee’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, and she will compete in March at the state event in Jackson.

The pageant consists of multiple phases of competition, beginning with an eight-minute private interview with a panel of six judges. Kataen’s pageant platform is “Feeding Friends,” a program designed to help provide food to students who might do without on weekends.

Evening competition included an on-stage introduction, fitness, talent, evening gown and on-stage question. Her talent was a lyrical dance to an acapella version of “Hallelujah” by Pentatonix. Kataen was also awarded the overall teen talent award.

Also crowned in the pageant were 2019 Miss Volunteer Kelsi Walters, and 2019 Miss Volunteer Iris Teen Kylee Maupin.

“I’m excited, and cannot wait to get out and work in multiple communities to spread the word about my platform and many other issues facing our generation today,” said Kataen. “It’s an honor and privilege to have the opportunity to be part of the Miss Volunteer Scholarship Organization and the MAOT organization for another year.

Kataen is the daughter of Penny and Grady Shockley, and is a sophomore at Warren County High School. She is a member of the Pioneerettes, FCCLA, Student Council, Beta Club and Student Advisory Board.