MaKaylee Steiner, 18-year-old daughter of Dieter and Misty Steiner, was crowned Miss Teen of Texas 2017 on Aug. 6 in San Antonio.

Young ladies, ages 7–18, are eligible to participate in the program which culminates with a national competition this coming November in Orlando, Florida.

Steiner is a 2017 Honors Graduate of Santo High School and will be freshman at Tarleton State University this fall. She will be attending their Honors College as a pre-med student where she will be studying bio-medical science in hopes of someday becoming a pediatrician.

Steiner was a very active high school student participating in several organizations and extracurriculars. Some of those included Beta Club & Student Council where she served as President for both organizations as well as President of her Senior Class. 

MaKaylee competed in various sports throughout high school which included Basketball, Golf, Track, Cross Country & Softball. She received numerous awards including Student of the Year, Academic All-State for Basketball, Golf & Softball, Female Athlete of the Year and Ladycat Basketball MVP. MaKaylee was also crowned as the SHS 2016 Homecoming Queen her senior year and was named 2017 Miss Santo High School.  

As Miss Teen of Texas 2017, Steiner will serve as an inclusion ambassador for American Pageants’ charitable campaign; Special Olympics’ Spread the Word to End the Word. As a titleholder in the American Pageants Organization, she will have the opportunity to compete for the national title of Miss Teen of America 2018 and over $30,000 in Scholarships, cash, travel and prizes in Orlando, Florida in November.