Miss Idaho USA®&
Miss Idaho Teen USA®

2017 Miss Idaho Teen USA Contestants:

Gabriella Simpson - Boise Teen USA
Gabriella Simpson

Boise Teen USA

Gabriella is a senior at Boise High School. She plays coed soccer, and volunteers much of her time for organizations around Boise. These include the Idaho Humane Society, Idaho Food Bank, YMCA, Boys and Girls Club, and many others. While balancing school, sports, and volunteering, Bella plans to attend college in the fall and subsequently attend law school. Bella is a very family oriented and people friendly person who looks forward to representing Idaho.

Jasmine Boyer - Lapwai Teen USA
Jasmine Boyer

Lapwai Teen USA

Jasmine, growing up on a farm outside of the historic Lewis Clark Valley, knows the importance of strong community and hometown values. She has a passion for helping others by volunteering at Headstart, local Boys & Girls Clubs, taking on leadership roles within her school and on the soccer field. Her desire is to fulfill her life with positive change. Volunteering at Life Care and earning her Certified Nursing Assistant License, has brought her closer to achieving her dream career in the health field.

Jenifer Kobelt - Downtown Lewiston Teen USA
Jenifer Kobelt

Downtown Lewiston Teen USA

Jenifer has grown up within the foster care system and is passionate about being a face of hope to children with similar backgrounds. She is currently a senior at Lewiston High School, which marks her third high school over four years. Jenifer is no stranger to an ever-changing and challenging lifestyle. She has been living on her own since she was sixteen years old, therefore works to pay bills and is attending college full time during her last year of high school.

Jennie Tafoya - Moscow Teen USA
Jennie Tafoya

Moscow Teen USA

Jennie is an honors student, a sister to three, and a babysitter. With or without these responsibilities, she strives to be an amazing role model, inspiration, and help to everyone she meets. Journaling, getting active, and pursuing her artistic talent are some of her passions. She wants every girl to know she is beautiful and worthy. Jennie would like to thank Essence Salon LLC, her wonderful family, neighbors, and community for all their appreciated help.

Kaitlyn Bunes - Coeur d'Alene Teen USA
Kaitlyn Bunes

Coeur d'Alene Teen USA

Kaitlyn lives in Coeur d'Alene, Idaho where she enjoys hiking, going on adventures and spending time with her 5 dogs, four cats and frog. She is a strong advocate for anti-bullying and suicide prevention. She raises awareness for Elder abuse and supports Veterans in her community. She loves playing the piano, guitar and singing in her school choir. Kaitlyn believes you should always be true to yourself and stand up for what you believe in.

Kaley Murphy - Pocatello Teen USA
Kaley Murphy

Pocatello Teen USA

Kaley, 16, is a shining star at her high school, in her community, and at home. She is a competitive athlete with a passion for playing soccer. She is dedicated to her volunteer work and is an encouraging inspiration to her peers. She believes getting involved in anything positive and active is right on the path to success. Kaley already has a path for herself set in mind. When she graduates she plans to attend college to become a surgeon, and she is already working towards this goal.

Katelyn Oliverson - Franklin County Teen USA
Katelyn Oliverson

Franklin County Teen USA

Katelyn demonstrates dedication, reliability, and enthusiasm as she participates in leadership roles within her high school cheer team, her Girl Scout troop, and a local youth group. Katelyn aspires to become a secondary education teacher. She loves teaching and tutoring students in resource classes. It has shown her that there are so many ways to look at one thing. Having the amazing experience of helping students has motivated her to become an exceptional teacher.

Kathryn Ruttke - West Eagle Teen USA
Kathryn Ruttke

West Eagle Teen USA

Kathryn, a senior at Bishop Kelly High School, enjoys her busy lifestyle and helping others. When not skiing the local mountains as an officer of her high school team, she enjoys spending her time as an accomplished pianist, a volunteer at St.Lukes Hospital and creating artwork and ceramics. Kathryn has run in numerous races including the FitOne 10k and Nike Women's Half Marathon. She plans to pursue her passions by going into fashion design and merchandising.

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