Name: Kristen Boxman
Title: Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen
Hometown: Arkansas City, Kansas
Arkansas City High School
Arkansas City Middle School
Frances Willard Elementary School
Platform Issue: Body Blueprint: Back to the Basics
Scholastic/Career Ambition: Bachelor of Arts Degree in Performing Arts
Pursue a career on Broadway or in Television
Talent: Tap Dance: “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” by Whitney Houston
Scholastic Honors: Cowley College student GPA 4.0; Wichita State University Presidential Scholar Recipient; Top 10% of Arkansas City High School class; Honor Roll for 3 years; Advanced Placement classes; Member of National Honor Society.
Leadership Rolls: Class President 2013-2014; Yearbook Editor 2013-2014; Student Body Treasurer 2012-2013; Arkansas City High School Student Government representative 2010-2012; Member of Ark City Dance Competition Troupe for 8 years; Duke of Edinburgh Award Participant; Choreographer for Mr. Bulldog Pageant fundraiser; Choreographer for Cowley College Mr. Cinderfella Pageant; Third Year Lifeguard; Sunday School teacher.
Accomplishments: Danced in the 2013 Macy’s Thanksgiving Day Parade in New York City with Spirit of America Productions; Scholarship recipient for OKLA Dance Intensives; Cowley College performer in “White Christmas” and “Noises Off”; High School musical participant in “Leader of the Pack” and “Back to the 80’s”; Cowley College theatre internship; Certified Red Cross Lifeguard and Water Safety Instructor.
Interesting Facts: Danced on stage behind Pitbull during a filming of “Late Night With Jimmy Fallon”; A BB gun sharp shooter; I can stack buckets using an excavator; Third cousin to Miss America 2009, Katie Stam Irk; Die-hard KU basketball fan; a Pastor’s daughter; Favorite book: “The Book of Useless Information.”
Marketing Plan: As Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014, I will be proactive in establishing enthusiasm for wellness for all ages. I will continue to encourage healthy living through my wellness blog and publish a children’s book to share the message of living well. Serving as an ambassador for the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Organization will provide me the opportunity to attend several state pageants and visit national sponsors throughout the year. I plan to continue fundraising for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and participate in events such as Models for Miracles and Miracle Treat Day. Lastly, I will fulfill the standard that Miss America’s Outstanding Teen is held to, and use myself as an example to my generation in promotion of the organization.
Legacy: I will be remembered for my service to the organization, to the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and for the development of my personal platform “Body Blueprint: Back to the Basics”. I will serve as a positive role model and promote being confident in the body that God has created in His image.
Why I should be Miss America’s Outstanding Teen 2014: The Miss America’s Outstanding Teen organization represents and encourages the ideals that I stand for. I am comfortable going into unfamiliar experiences to explore new places, people and opportunities. I am knowledgeable with my platform and am passionate about encouraging others to go back to the basics with their body blueprint. I am ready and willing to donate a year of my life in service to this organization and am eager to prove such to my state and country.