The 2024 Miss America’s Teen pageant, which took place Saturday night, crowned 16-year-old Hanley House, of North Carolina.

Fifty-one contestants participated in the event, representing all 50 US states, as well as the District of Columbia.

The pageant followed three nights of preliminary competitions. At the beginning of the main event, the field was narrowed to 11 semi-finalists — 10 chosen by the preliminary judges,

She succeeds the 2023 Miss America, Grace Stanke of Wisconsin.

In the talent round, she presented a spoken-word piece centered on receiving a pilot’s license at 16.