The Miss Teen Achieve Pageant is dedicated to developing self-esteem, interviewing
skills and talent presentation skills among teen women. We reward academic excellence,
community leadership and exceptional talent with scholarships. We hope this program allows
each contestant to make lasting friends, develop self-confidence and an appreciation for the
qualities important to excellent citizenship in our nation.
Marlena Martin, Miss Teen Achieve Director, was a former "Miss Teen San Diego", Top Interview Winner and fourth-runner
up to Miss Teenage California. She is a graduate of University of Southern California in Communication Theory and Public
Address. While attending USC, Marlena served as both a volunteer, contestant and local titleholder in the
Miss California/Miss America preliminaries; she then moved to Las Vegas, Nevada and while studying dance at UNLV won
the title of "Miss Clark County / Las Vegas" and competed in the Miss Nevada finals to Miss America. Most recently,
Marlena was named Ms. California/U.S. and was able to travel to Texas with the Students Against Violence Program
(receiving a Congressional commendation), attended the annual California Mayor’s Dinner, the Grand Re-Opening of
Los Angeles City Hall, assisted with the swearing in of over 5,000 new U.S. citizens at the LA Coliseum and was a
spokesperson for the Los Angeles March of Dimes. Currently, Marlena works as a sales director with a major cosmetics
company, enjoys maximizing the potential of teens and Miss America hopefuls with platform and interview development,
and writes historical romance in her spare time.
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