Michelle Walthers - Miss Kansas 2006
Platform: Strengthening the American Family
Hometown: Towanda, Kansas
Date of Birth:
Education: Butler Community College - Graphic Design, Liberal Arts Circle High School Graduate
Scholastic/Career Ambition: Obtain a Masters of Fine Arts/Start a Small Design Business
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.