Waxhaw resident Payton Walker, a freshman at Charlotte Christian High School, was crowned the 2012 Miss Mecklenburg Outstanding Teen recently. The pageant is part of the national Miss America program. Walker, the daughter of William and Amber Walker, is a Summa Cum Laude honor roll student at Charlotte Christian, where she also serves as a student ambassador and student government president of the freshman class. A member of the varsity cheerleading team, she is also active in choir and fine arts productions.
Walker will represent Mecklenburg County in the Miss North Carolina Outstanding Teen Pageant, held in Raleigh this June. Walker’s platform will include raising awareness about Diffuse Intrinsic Pontine Glioma, a rare pediatric brain cancer.