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Photo Credit: Serdar Gulmez
HMUA: Shaylyn Ford
Gown: BE Social Boutique

Katie Hitchens of Newark, Ohio was crowned Miss Arnold Teen Fitness 2018 at the national pageant held on March 4, 2018 at the Ohio Expo Center as part of the Arnold Sports Festival. Katie is the third young lady to reign as Miss Arnold Teen Fitness.

Katie is the daughter of Greg and Gina Hitchens and is currently a senior at Newark Catholic High School.  Katie is a four-year varsity cheerleader and is on a competition cheer team. In the past, she has played soccer competitively as well as studied dance. For her talent, she performed a high energy clogging routine to the song “Cotton Eye Joe.” Katie volunteers her time with St. Vincent de Paul and collects canned goods for the Licking County food pantry. She also spends time getting to know the elderly community in Licking County Aging Program. Additionally, Katie serves as a Eucharistic Minister at Newark Catholic High School and is a licensed soccer referee for the Newark Area Soccer Association.

Amongst her many accomplishments, Katie is an honor roll student, a four-year Marine Corp physical fitness award winner, and was awarded the leadership award by her peers at cheer camp. She’s also made the All-American Dream Team at two Americheer Camps. Katie will graduate high school this May and plans to attend Ohio Dominican University in the Fall majoring in Early Childhood Education. Katie was to support and embrace all different types of learners.

Katie received the crown, title, $6,000 cash, a crystal trophy, a custom crown box by Crown Couture by Lindley Mayer, an appearance wardrobe from BE Social Boutique, photo shoots with Serdar Gulmez and Goodwin Photography, an American Girl® doll, hair and makeup for her first official photo shoot sponsored by Shaylyn Ford, and a diamond necklace. Over the next year, Katie will travel and make appearances representing the Arnold Sports Festival, the Miss Arnold Teen Fitness Pageant, and our national charity, After School All-Stars. Hitchens will also attend Ohio Dominican University beginning in the fall.