Preliminary competition at the Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Pageant Wednesday night. Candidates were split into two groups. Candidates were divided into two competition groups: the crown group and the sash group. Members of the crown group competed in on-stage question and the evening wear portion of the competition. The evening wear and on-stage question accounts for 15 percent of the overall preliminary score. The judges selected Elizabeth Moots of Kirksville. The preliminary competition continues Thursday night and the organization will crown the new Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen Friday night. The new Miss Missouri’s Outstanding Teen will immediately begin preparations to compete on the national stage in Orlando later this summer.