Platform: Congenital Heart Defect Awareness
Parents: Crystal & Lewis Flax
Hometown: Dodge City
School: Dodge City Community College
Awards: Non-Finalist - $1,000.00
Master of Occupational Therapy. Become an Occupational Therapist
Recipient of the Dodge City Community Presidential Scholarship; Jack Dunworth Memorial Scholarship; member of the National Honors Society; graduated with academic honors.
Teach dance classes for 4-18 year olds at the Sheridan Center; Dodge City High School Drill Team Captain 08-09 and 09-10; Hip-Hop Heritage Panel Leader 09-10; Dodge City Community College Dance Team Captain 11-12; Asst. Coach of a 14 and under softball team in the summer.
DCHS Fall Homecoming Queen 2009; graduated with a regents diploma and academic honors;
top 25 of graduating class
Passion for baking; collecting memorabilia from The Wizard of Oz; pitching experience for the
DC3 softball team; won all-conference my junior and senior year in high school for softball.
Pharmacy Clerk at Dillon’s Pharmacy, Dance Teacher at Sheridan Center
Why I should be Miss Kansas:
I am willing to put all of my time and effort into being the face of Kansas. With this opportunity I would love to be involved in the community and state as much as I could. As Miss Kansas, it would be an honor and a privilege to inspire people to get involved and help those who are in need. By emphasizing the importance of Congenital Heart Defect Awareness, I believe I can give the opportunity to families to take the proper steps towards helping their children and also reaching out to others who are willing to help these families in need. If current procedures continue to allow hospitals to let babies leave after birth without being checked for this defect, there are going to be persistent deaths that could have been prevented. As Miss Kansas, I would make it my goal to have a law passed requiring a doctor to run a test on the newborn before being discharged from the hospital to give each baby the chance to live.