Hometown: Towanda, Kansas
Education: Butler Community College - Graphic Design, Liberal Arts
Circle High School Graduate
Platform Issue: Strengthening the American Family
Scholastic/Career Ambition: Obtain a Masters of Fine Arts/Start a Small
Scholastic Honors: National Honor Society; KU Honor Scholar; WSU
Presidential Scholar; Relta Cox Memorial Scholarship; Butler Community College
Presidential Scholar; Friends University Presidential Scholar; KSHSAA Youth
Citizen Award; Who’s Who Among American High School Students; Prudential
Citizenship Award; Butler Community College Volunteer Award; Butler Community
College Great Grizzly Deeds Award.
Leadership Roles: Organized and implemented fundraising and renovation
project (including a benefit chili supper and concert) for the Safe House of
Butler County (raised almost $6,000 in donations and cash); wrote and directed
Children’s Musical; Science Club Vice President/Treasurer; Drum Majorette; Big
Sister through Big Brothers Big Sisters; DARE Role Model; Children’s church
worker; Sunflower Girls’ State Governor Candidate.
Accomplishments: Leading Female Performer 2004 Century II Jester Awards;
Outstanding Citizenship Award; American Creative Patriotic Art Award Winner;
2005 Butler Community College Fall Homecoming Queen Candidate; 2005 Miss Kansas
Pageant Margene Savage Outstanding Vocalist Award; Miss Kansas 2005 Kimberly
Grice Talent Award, Miss Kansas 2005 3rd Runner-Up.
Interesting Facts: In January 2006, Michelle’s art work was featured on
the Kansas episode of “Extreme Makeover: Home Edition. Work as a caricature
artist to raise money for different organizations. Play the piano, flute, and
piccolo. Have written and illustrated a children’s book. Implemented a unique
idea for fundraising by having “Princess Parties” for girls, with all money
raised sent to a charity which supports families.
Employment: Student Financial Aid Administrative Assistant; Speech
Therapist for young girl with down syndrome; Event Pianist.
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What I'd do Without You
Written and illustrated by Michelle Walthers
This book is meant to be a teaching
tool for children about family relationships. In the story, Sam is
having trouble with his family because they always tell him what to do.
After going through each member, Sam comes to the realization that his
family only "tells him what to do" because they love him. This book gives an
excellent segue into conversations about respecting authority, and
learning to care for others.
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