Platform: F.I.T.K.S. (Fitness is Tantamount to Kansans Success)
Talent: Acrobatic Dance
Parents: Pamela & Ronald Lamar
Hometown: Valley Center
School: Wichita State University
Tara Dawn Holland Quality of Life Award: $250.00
To earn a Masters degree in Epidemiology
Cum Laude graduate Dec 2011 WSU, Order of Omega honor society, Who’s Who in American Universities Recipient, accepted to the prestigious Cleveland Chiropractic College.
Phi Beta Lambda State and National competitor in impromptu speaking, Butler Community College Cheer captain 2008-2009, Alpha Phi’s Panhellinic representative, Alpha Phi Chapter President, Wichita State University Cheerleader, Children’s Miracle Network Dance Marathon executive board member, “Up till Dawn” St. Jude’s Hospital fundraiser executive board member, Alpha Phi Philanthropy committee, Alpha Phi Alumnae executive committee Ivy Circle coordinator.
Gold and bronze medalist at 2006 Junior Olympics, two time State Champion in Power lifting, three state power lifting records, three time All American cheerleader, raised over $18,000 for Children’s Miracle Network, WSU Community Servant award winner, Wichita State University Woman of the Year Nominee.
My brother and I were in the Craig Morgan’s country music video “International Harvester.”
Employee for Lamar Properties, Account Representative.
Why I should be Miss Kansas:
I have demonstrated through my scholastic honors, leadership roles and accomplishments that I do possess the skills and maturity to become the next goodwill ambassador for our state. Miss Kansas must have many attributes but most of all she must be well spoken. I have won scholarships and state competitions in public speaking. Through Toastmasters I continue to learn and improve. Miss Kansas must also have a strong working knowledge of her platform. I feel I exceed in this requirement by having a bachelors degree in Health Science, being a certified personal trainer, also I have given over 250 hours at the Sedgwick County Health department volunteering in health promotion. I want to expand my pursuits further by using the empowerment of the crown to speak to larger groups of people and effectively promoting my platform. The next Miss Kansas needs to be focused and goal oriented the national competition date has not been set yet and could come within 90 days of being crowned. I have competed on a National stage on five occasions. My experience tells me there is no room for errors, flaws or hesitations. If chosen, I will be the most prepared contestant of the 52 women on the Miss America Stage.