Ka’Mya Tackett was crowned Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen 2022 on June 17, 2022, at Robinson Center in Little Rock. Miss Conway’s Outstanding Teen succeeds Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen 2021, Shelby Cook and prepares now to represent her state at the 2022 Miss America’s Outstanding Teen, to be held on August 12, 2022 in Dallas, Texas. During the week of competition, she received additional awards including Overall Lifestyle and Wellness Award, Alpha Overall Interview Award, Overall Dancer Award, Most Photogenic, Genesis Award, Overall Arrival, Alpha Evening Gown and On Stage Question, Preliminary Lifestyle and Wellness Award, Alpha Lifestyle and Wellness Award, Alpha Arrival. Tackett will take home a total of $9,200 in scholarships from the awards she won this week.
She will make appearances across the state promoting her personal platform “Mental Garden: Growing Positive Mindsets for Our Youth.” For her talent she performed a lyrical dance to “This Is Me.”
Tackett is the daughter of Tia Proctor-Tackett and Maurice Tackett, Jr. of Sherwood. She attends Sylvan Hills High School.
The 2022 Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen includes:
1st runner-up – Dogwood’s Outstanding Teen Kennedy Holland. She will receive a $2,500 scholarship provided by Pafford.
2nd runner-up – River City’s Outstanding Teen Stevie St. John. She will receive a $2,000 scholarship provided by the Miss Arkansas Organization.
3rd runner-up –South Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen Harlie Hipp. She will receive a $1,750 scholarship provided by the Miss Arkansas Scholarship Organization.
4th runner-up – Spirit of Arkansas’ Outstanding Teen Chloe Hargis. She will receive a $1000 scholarship provided by Mark and Cathy Lay in honor of Miss Arkansas Outstanding Teen 2019 / 2020 Sarah Cate Lay.