DCHS student to compete for Miss MT Outstanding Teen

Sunday, June 9, 2019
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Karsen Murphy

Miss MT’s Outstanding Teen

Karsen Murphy, 17, an upcoming senior at DCHS is one of 13 young ladies age 14-17 competing for the title of Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen. The teen competition is held in conjunction with the Miss Montana pageant June 20-22, 7 p.m. nightly at DCHS in Glendive where contestants vie for $37,000 in scholarships. Each teen contestant receives at least a $300 scholarship.

It’s been a momentous month. She just performed in the dance recital started by her grandma, LaDonna, 40 years ago.

In May Karsen broke the state record for triple jump, witnessed by a proud grandpa, Mayor Jerry Jimison and uncle Cole from California. Daughter of Wade and Michaela Murphy, Karsen is well known for her performances on the volleyball and basketball court. She is team captain of both and holds the school record for high jump at 5’6”.

Murphy also teaches two hiphop classes at LaDonna’s School of Dance where she has been dancing the past 15 years. She will be doing a lyrical dance to Uphill Battle for the talent competition. Get Involved is Karsen’s platform which she feels is key to being a better leader.

Support Karsen by voting for her as your favorite Outstanding Teen online at


The winner advances to be a finalist and win a scholarship as the judges narrow their selection. The week of activities include interviews, photo shoot in Makoshika State Park, community service, meals by local clubs and businesses, a parade, gala and Royal Tea.

Doors open at 6 p.m. nightly at DCHS June 20-22 with Miss Montana’s Outstanding Teen 2019 crowned Friday June 21, and advancing to compete for Miss America’s Outstanding Teen in Orlando in late July.

The Show Us Your Shoes Parade is 1 p.m. Friday and the Royal Tea is Saturday at 1 p.m. with Miss Montana contestants modeling fashions from the VINT. Miss Montana Competition continues Saturday June 22 at 7 p.m. culminating with the crowning of Miss Montana 2019 and a $5100 scholarship.

Tickets are available at


the Glendive Chamber and at the door.