2012 Miss Titleholders

Sophia Tolentino 2012Platform:  R-Word, Spread The Word To End The Word
Talent: Vocal
Age: 18
Parents:  Beth & Elias Tolentino
Hometown:  Manhattan
School:  Manhattan High School

Awards:  Non-Finalist - $1,000.00

Scholastic/Career Ambition: 
Admitted to Kansas State University Fall 2012.  Major inn Cultural Anthropology with minors in Ethnic and Leadership Studies   

Scholastic Honors: 
Cumulative GPA 4.0/ Weighted 4.24, class rank 1 of 380; National Honor Society; Kansas State University Leadership Scholarship; Duke University Talent Identification Program.

Leadership Roles: 
I believe that if you are passionate about a cause, you should dedicate yourself at a leadership level. I have served as the co-president for the Fellowship of Christian Athletes; co-president for the Suburban Debutante; officer for the MHS Student Council; officer for the MHS Tribe booster club; mentor for the Interpersonal Skills Class (select group of seniors who work with students with special needs); Football and Basketball cheerleader (freshman cheerleader, three-year varsity cheerleader).

Accomplishments: 
Citizenship Award - Kansas High School Activities Association; Rotary Student of the Month; Pepsi Merit Student of the Month; Sonic Student of the Week; Kansas Music Educators Association All-State Choir; MHS Winter Homecoming Queen; MHS Fall Homecoming Queen Candidate; MHS Fall Homecoming Junior Class Honorary; Pops Show Choir; Featured singer/dancer in MHS musicals.

Interesting Facts: 
As Miss Manhattan, I testified in front of the Kansas Senate Public Health and Welfare Committee on February 15, 2012 in support of SB 397.  My brother Nick, who has intellectual disabilities, accompanied me.  I am half-Brazilian (my father is from Goiania, Goias, Brazil).  I am an athlete and I play hard.  I can tumble, throw an awesome football pass, and even broke my ankle as a soccer defender for the Yellow Jackets and Lady Cats.  I am a CPR certified lifeguard and a D-1 rated Pony Club member.  I've traveled to Europe and can recite the Greek alphabet.  I can lick my right elbow.  I am an experienced actor and model and have appeared in regional commercials and print work.  I ran for Lieutenant Governor at Girls’ State.Employment:  Lifeguard and Customer Service Representative - City Pool.

Why I should be Miss Kansas: 
Kansas is a place of diversity, friendliness and kindness.  These characteristics make me proud to be a native Kansan, because I have always felt accepted for who I am.  My platform, Spread the Word to End the Word, asks people to accept and respect everyone – regardless of their abilities - and, based on my experience, I think it makes sense that this message comes from a native of the Heartland.

 

FUTURE MISS KANSAS COMPETITION FINALS

Miss & Teen Competition Dates postponed to
June 12, 2021

Pratt Community College in Pratt, KS
Miss Kansas - Dennis Lesh Sports Arena
Miss Kansas' Outstanding Teen - Carpenter Auditorium