| ||Veronica Temple|
|Eagle River, Alaska|
|Miss Alaska's Outstanding Teen 2009|
Veronica is the seventh of 13 children, four of which are adopted. Her older sister Sarah Temple was Miss Alaska USA 2010. Veronica and her siblings are all homeschooled.
Veronica began Irish Dancing lessons at age 8 and has participated in several competitions across the country. Her love for Irish Dancing has encouraged her to complete six of 12 exams to become a certified Irish Dance teacher. She also taught herself how to play the guitar at a young age and has written and recorded music.
Veronica has competed in and won several pageants, including the 2009 Miss Alaska Outstanding Teen pageant. She is also a full-time student pursuing a bachelor's degree at St. Katherine College in California. During her free time, she enjoys hiking mountains in Alaska, sledding, camping and singing songs with her family and friends by the campfire.