On Saturday, February 16, 2019, at Stephens College in Columbia, Missouri, Schyler Angell earned the title of Miss Columbia’s Outstanding Teen.
Angell has participated in pageants for the last three years. She first developed an interest for competing after Shelby Ringdahl, Miss Missouri 2013, came and spoke to the students in her school about being Miss Missouri. After that, she started watching the annual Miss Missouri pageant. A few years later, she was a Little Sister at Miss Missouri. The Little Sister Program give young girls the chance to spend time with a Miss Missouri contestant during Miss Missouri week. In 2016, Angell decided to compete in her first pageant.
Angell chose to be involved in pageants because she says it is a way for her to work toward her goals and improve herself. She said, “It’s great to be surrounded by a network of people that encourage you to be your best self.” Before a pageant, she gets jittery and nervous but she said, “I love the feeling of accomplishment afterwards.”
According to Angell, she puts a lot of time into these pageants. Each pageant has different categories, but she has to spend a lot of time practicing what to say and do during each portion of the pageant. While trying to juggle practicing for pageants, keeping up with her grades and spending time with her family, Angell also takes on other roles in her school community. She is an FFA executive officer, sophomore class president, Key Club secretary, SKRUBS member and an orchestra student. Additionally, she participates in cross country and track. When asked how she manages all her time for these activities she said, “It can be challenging!”