On May 28, 2017, Abigail Quammen of Frankfort was crowned Miss Kentucky's Outstanding Teen 2017. She is the daughter of Jeff and Charline Quammen and she attends Lexington Christian Academy. Her personal platform is Read to Succeed. She and Lt. Gov. Jenean Hampton have teamed up to create and promote Bluegrass Book Buddies, a program to encourage Kentucky children to read more. Her future ambition is to study law and become a lawyer specializing in the entertainment industry.
MKYOT has partnered with Fund for the Arts to create more opportunity for the students of Kentucky through the arts. Abigail, as well as future MKYOT winners, will serve as the Teen Ambassador for the Arts promoting this program throughout Kentucky.