The Miss Kansas Organization is pleased to announce that the 79th Miss Kansas Competition will return to Pratt, Kansas, during the first full week of June 2021.
As many events have shifted throughout the challenges of this season, we have been challenged to shift as well. We appreciate the generosity and flexibility of the Pratt community and sponsors that have made these transitions possible. The decision to return to the beginning of June is rooted in tradition through long-time community support. We are excited to welcome back the candidates for the 2021 competition and look forward to the tradition and festivities, guided by safe practices.
Pratt, Kansas, has been the home of the Miss Kansas Competition for many years and continues to open its arms to the distinguished young women vying for this opportunity of a lifetime. Please adjust your calendars and join us in Pratt on June 12th, 2021 for the 79th Miss Kansas Competition Finals.
The Miss Kansas Organization, Inc. Board of Directors Announces Selection of New Board Members and Officers
For immediate release June 12, 2020
Following their annual meeting on Wednesday, June 10, 2020, the Miss Kansas Organization, Inc. (MKO) Board announced today the addition of longtime state volunteers Stephanie Harris and Danielle Bias to the Board of Directors.
Harris, currently serves as Executive Director of the organization and has been a Miss Kansas volunteer in a variety of roles for 18 years. Bias, who first served the organization as a judge, has been a volunteer for 7 years, presently serving as Director of the Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen program and as Communications Coordinator for MKO.
In other action, the board unanimously elected board member Sue Givens as incoming Chair. During Givens’ 28 years of service to the organization she has served in a number of roles including Producer for the Miss Kansas Competition, State Field Director, Booking Manager and as a board member of the Miss Kansas Scholarship Foundation.
Bias, Givens and Harris each has ties to Pratt. Harris is a Pratt native whose parents still reside in Pratt. Givens was a longtime Pratt educator and former Principal at Liberty Middle School. Bias attended and graduated from Pratt Community College. All three credit their connection to Pratt as an integral part of their work with the Miss Kansas Organization.
The board also unanimously elected John Rolfe as President and Danielle Bias as Secretary/Treasurer of the Miss Kansas Organization, Inc. Before joining the MKO board in 2019, Rolf had also served as a judge for the state competition.
Krystian Fish-Caywood, Miss Kansas 2017, joins Bias, Givens, Harris, and Rolf as a returning MKO board member, and also serves the organization, alongside her husband Logan, as the Miss Kansas Booking Managers. All MKO board members and officers serve the organization as volunteers.
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The Sunflower Program is a mentoring program for children ages 5-12 (as of May 31, 2021) who have an interest in learning about citizenship, leadership, volunteerism, and have a future interest in the Miss Kansas' Outstanding Teen and Miss Kansas programs.
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Since being crowned Miss Kansas in June, I have been preparing for the job of Miss America in so many ways. If I am fortunate to be selected as the next Miss America, I become the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals.
At the local, state and national levels, the Miss America Organization raises funds annually for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. The money I raise will help save children’s lives, and a portion will also support the Miss America Scholarship Fund.
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Miss Kansas' Outstanding Teen
Official State Teen Pageant of the Miss Kansas Organization
Purpose: The purpose of the Miss Kansas' Outstanding Teen program is to provide an opportunity for teens to win scholarships, develop poise, confidence, stage presence, enhance interview skills and speaking ability. Young ladies will also gain knowledge about volunteerism, leadership and community service.
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Want to experience the opportunity of a lifetime?
The first step is to compete in (and win) either a Local Pageant or Festival. Local Pageants and Festivals are held throughout Kansas from July through March annually.
Local Pageants are an integral part of the Miss Kansas system and are conducted using official Miss America rules.
Be a pageant contestant and grow in ways you never imagined.....
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