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2021 Miss Montana Teen USA Contestants

Addison Pontius

Addison Pontius

COLSTRIP

Addison is a Senior at Colstrip High School. She participates in volleyball, basketball and softball. Addison has gotten Academic All State all three years of high school, along with completing six college courses. Addison has set a goal to complete her generals before she attends college. She plans on attending Montana State University and becoming occupational therapist. Addison has spent countless hours at assisted living homes. Addison wants to make an impact on all, but especially those who are less fortunate, statewide, and eventually worldwide.

Allyson Mueller

Allyson Mueller

SILVER BOW COUNTY

Allyson (Ally) Mueller is a senior at Butte High School.  As a four-year varsity starter in both sports, Ally enjoys playing volleyball and running track.  In her free time, Ally enjoys coaching volleyball, volunteering in youth programs, painting and hanging out with friends.  After high school, Ally plans to attend the University of Montana to obtain a political science degree, then later attend law school and become a human rights attorney.

Alyssa Hunsaker

Alyssa Hunsaker

FLATHEAD COUNTY

Alyssa, 17, is in her second semester of college. She is majoring in Psychology, with hopes to become a Marine Mammal Care Specialist and pursue her passion of animal care. Alyssa has volunteered in many different organizations, specializing in the care and rehabilitation of animals. She enjoys reading and spending time outside, paddle boarding and hiking. Miss Montana Teen USA will allow her to advocate for young women struggling with mental and physical health.

Ashtyn Ellerton

Ashtyn Ellerton

BOZEMAN

Ashtyn is 17 years old and is a Senior at Bozeman High School. She is actively involved in her school and community and participates in track, choir, DECA, dance, cheerleading and 4H. She has studied classical ballet for 12 years and has a passion for traveling and spending time outdoors. As Miss Montana Teen USA 2021, her goal is to raise awareness and advocate for the increased availability of trauma and grief resources for children.

Ava Williams

Ava Williams

BILLINGS

Ava is a sophomore at Skyview High School in Billings. She is actively involved with varsity cheerleading, varsity tennis, student council, philharmonic orchestra, Honor Society, and Key Club. With the title of Miss Montana Teen USA, Ava hopes to encourage the love of reading in at-risk children through her organization, Bags of Books. She enjoys reading, dancing, art, skiing, and hiking. After high school, Ava hopes to pursue a career in the medical field.

Brielle Gorder

Brielle Gorder

RICHLAND COUNTY

Brielle is a junior at Sidney High School. She is involved in volleyball, track, Leo Club, is an ASB student council representative, and a track team captain. Brielle is an active 4-H member involved in many community service projects. She has been dancing for ten years receiving many awards. Brielle’s future plans are to obtain a bachelor’s degree in business and a minor in dance with hopes to one day own her own dance studio.

Dejana Ridens

Dejana Ridens

KALISPELL

Dejana is a 17-year-old senior at Glacier H.S.. Dejana is a member in her school leadership club where she strengthens and betters her leadership skills. Dejana also participates in FFA and shows market lambs as well as previously competing in parliamentary procedure and placing 2nd at state with her team. After high school Dejana plans on pursuing a career as a Realtor. Dejanais a twin and enjoys spending time with friends and family as well as kayaking, hiking and being outdoors during her free time. 

Gracie Reiser

Gracie Reiser

BEAVERHEAD COUNTY

Gracie is a Junior at Beaverhead County High School in Dillon where she actively participates in FCCLA, Key Club, National Honors Society, Lunch Buddies, Teen Tones, and Mixed Ensemble. When it comes to music, Gracie is very passionate about her voice, guitar, piano, and dance lessons. Once a week, Gracie volunteers at an elementary school classroom. This, and her dedication towards, children, are the reason Gracie aspires to get her Master’s degree in Education.

Hope Fruin-Payne

Hope Fruin-Payne

PARK COUNTY

Growing up in Livingston, Montana, Hope enjoys hiking and the serenity of Yellowstone Park and the surrounding area.  Hope at an early age has found her passion, caring for children. Hope’s lifelong goal is to work with children in the foster care system. Hope believes providing a strong support system will assist in building a strong foundation for children to flourish. This pageant will helo Hope bring additional awareness to the underserved population and thanks the pageant for allowing her message to be heard on this platform.

Katie Tooke

Katie Tooke

EKALAKA

Katie is a sophomore at Carter County High School. Katie finds that FCCLA, FFA, and 4-H help express herself and grow closer to here long-term goals. She is also involved in volleyball, basketball, and track during the school year. Working with children to help make learning fun is just one of the many things she is passionate about. Her goal is to always show the importance of elementary education and muscle development in children.

Lexie Gauthier

Lexie Gauthier

FLATHEAD LAKE

Lexie is active in school and academics including taking multiple STEM and AP courses each year, class president, BPA, cheerleading, honor roll, and taking college courses locally. Lexie spends her free time with competitive cheerleading, hiking, photography, and exercising. Her platform is Living & Loving Healthy. Living Healthy focuses on physical and mental health, while Loving Healthy focuses on how you treat and care for others. Lexie hopes to attend the Airforce Academy fall of ’22.

Mikelle Mosher

Mikelle Mosher

DILLON

Mikelle is a junior at Beaver Head County H.S.. She competes in cross country, track and played basketball for a year and now manages. She enjoys helping out with her school in student council as a representative. Mikelle enjoys ice skating, skiing, snowboarding, art, and running. Mikelleloves to travel and learn about different cultures. She wants to get a Bachelor’s Degree in Psychology and travel the world helping others. She wants to raise awareness for teens mental health and stability. 

Morgan Berry-Shaffer

Morgan Berry-Shaffer

WHITEFISH

Morgan is 17 and attends Glacier H.S.. She has been dancing since age three and competes in various competitions and conventions in the United States. Morgan hopes to graduate early this year to attend Flathead Valley Community College before transferring to Pacific Northwest College of Art, in Portland. Recently, Morgan has been actively working with local foundations, businesses, and professionals to promote Youth Mental Health Awareness in her community.

Page Stepper

Page Stepper

MISSOULA COUNTY

Page is a senior at Butte High School as a member of the Cheerleading squad and volunteers in the school History Club. Page plans to attend college majoring in Art and minoring in Teaching.  Her love of Art played an important role in raising her Entrance Fee by selling her work. She desires to become a Motivational Speaker and an advocate for Mental Health Awareness. Page believes in spreading goodwill.

Payton Bailey

Payton Bailey

SILVER BOW

Payton is a junior at Anaconda High School, who is born and raised in Butte, Montana. Determined and passionate, Payton balances volleyball, track and field, teaching swim lessons, 4-H, and her academic achievements. She represents Silver Bow County and is proud to be a 4-H teen ambassador and youth mentor within her county and state. She plans to become an Ultrasound Tech and dedicate her life to helping others.

Rylee Boltz

Rylee Boltz

LINCOLN COUNTY

Rylee is a sophomore at Libby High School. She likes spending her spare time riding her dirt bike, rock climbing with her dad, playing sports, hanging with her friends, and playing with her little brother. A few of Rylees biggest accomplishments are raising over 5,000 dollars for her band program with her peers at her school, being a 4.0 honor student, and lettering in all of her highschool sports as a freshman.

Savannah Lockwood

Savannah Lockwood

BITTERROOT

Savannah is a senior at Stevensville High school where she is captain of the cheer squad, part of their track team, and plays tuba in the symphonic band. Savannah is a black belt in Tae Kwon-Do and has competed for four years. Savannah’s passionate about helping kids as she’s a Sunday school teacher and camp leader. She wishes to take her love for children and become a counselor for kids. She also has an interest in modeling.