Platform: T.E.E.N-Teen Dating Violence, Educate, Eliminate. Now.
Parents: Cheyrl & Ronald Childers
Hometown: North Platte, NE
School: University of Kansas
Awards: 1st Runner Up: $1,500.00
Obtain a Masters in Journalism/MA
Being admitted to one of the country’s top Journalism programs, the William Allen White School of Journalism; Honors and AP classes; Sophomore Leadership Council; Academic Honors.
High School Vice President of Class (07-09); Dance Team Captain (08-09); Assistant social chair, Junior class agent and recruitment planning committee for sorority; Blood Drive Committee; Homecoming Committee; Natural ties; Public Relations Student Society of America; Sophomore Leadership Council; Advocate and Intern for the Willow Domestic Violence Center.
Two time national championship dance team member; Sophomore Leadership Council; Speaker for Take Back The Night domestic violence awareness rally (Fall 2011); Semi-Finalist in Miss Kansas 2011.
I spoke before the Senate about the dangers of teen dating violence and the importance of addressing this issue in public schools; I was born three months early; I was selected as an All-Star dancer to perform in Paris, France; Attending concerts is my favorite hobby; I played almost every sport in high school; I am a balloon artist; I helped clean up after Hurricane Katrina; I collect shoes.
Intern for Community Engagement at Willow Domestic Violence Center (January 2011-May 2011, January 2012-May 2012)
Why I should be Miss Kansas:
Teen dating violence is a rapidly growing epidemic in our state. As Miss Kansas I will educate the public and empower Kansans to make a change in themselves, their families and ultimately their community. As a recognized, statewide spokesperson I could address the issue of teen dating violence much more efficiently. The title of Miss Kansas should be used to benefit the entire state by educating the youth for a better tomorrow. When a child is raised in a violent environment they are significantly more likely to become an abuser or accept abuse themselves. If selected for the job of Miss Kansas, I would dedicate my year to educating teens, parents, and teachers on the dangers of teen dating violence in order to break this cycle, while also being a role model for the young women of Kansas.