In the Miss division, the first runners-up from the past two years are back: Miso Jang was 1RU to Claira and Sydney Halper was 1RU to Yvette Bennett in 2014 (as well as 4RU last year). Miso was also a runner-up at Miss Idaho a couple of months ago. Claira's Teen 1RU Ashley Southern, a past Miss Idaho's Outstanding Teen, is competing in Miss for the first time. Audrey Denison Miss NV Teen USA 2010 is back for the first time - she just recently finished an 18 month LDS mission and now attends BYU-Idaho.
This is clearly a transition year in Teen with only one returning runner-up: Amanda Kelly who was 2RU last year. Other than Amanda the only returnees are two non-finalists from 2015.
Allie Mulanix (NF 15, NF 14)
Ashley Southern (Miss ID's Outstanding Teen 2012, NF ID TUSA 12, 1RU ID TUSA 11)
Audrey Denison (NV TUSA 10, 2RU 09)
Danika Jensen (SF 14, NF 13)
Miso Jang (1RU 15)
Sydney Halper (4RU 15, 1RU 14)
MISS IDAHO TEEN USA (16)
Amanda Kelly (2RU 15)
Lizzi Zieba (NF 15)
Kaily Ode (NF 15)