Teen Rises for the Stars as national finalist
Kirilee Scholten, 16, is a National Finalist for Miss Teen Galaxy Australia 2016.
The national finals are taking place in 3 weeks at the Gold Coast Arts Centre, and this teen believes she has what it takes to take home the crown.
The winner of Miss Teen Galaxy Australia has a once in a Lifetime experience to travel to Orlando, Florida and compete on the International Stage to represent Australia.
This is Kirilee's 3rd year competing in the Australian Galaxy Pageants, each year 2014 and 2015, she has placed 1st Runner Up in Australia.
Through her Galaxy journey, JSC Building and Carpentry and MB Imagery and Photography proudly sponsored her.
"My passion for philanthropy work has grown with my involvement in the Australia Galaxy Pageants."
As part of her Galaxy journey Kirilee has raised over $3000 in the past 3 years for Make-A-Wish Australia and Australia Zoo Wildlife Warriors.
"I really enjoy volunteering and helping others.
To be competing in this Pageant again, it really encourages me to help out in my community and to make a difference" Kirilee said.
The teen has volunteered her own time during her weekends and school holidays to give back to the community.