Miss Keepers of the Crown

Becki Ronen 2009Becki Ronen - Miss Kansas 2009

Platform: A Heart for Art: Supporting Creativity in our Children
Talent: Trumpet
Hometown: Wichita, Kansas
Date of Birth: June 10, 1988
Education:  Kansas State University – Senior – Bachelor of Music, Trumpet Performance
Buhler High School

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Obtain a Doctorate of Music; teach at a major university; and play professionally in a brass quintet

Scholastic Honors: Mortar Board Senior Honorary Society; KSU Trumpet Scholarship; KSU Symphony Band Scholarship; KSU Leadership Scholarship; KSU Academic Achievement Scholarship; KSU Marching Band Rod Funk Memorial Spirit Scholarship; Midwest Music Scholarship; State KMEA Tri-M Scholarship Winner; Kristi Daniels Music Scholarship; Buhler High School Student of the Year Award; Buhler High School Honor Roll 4 years

Leadership Roles: Founder and Coordinator of the Heart for Art Walk Run; KSU Student Brass Quintet Principal Trumpet; KSU Symphony Band Principal Trumpet; KSU Trumpet Ensemble section leader; KSU Bands Ambassador; KSU Recruitment Board; Friends of McCain Board; Buhler High School Senior Class President; Buhler High School Tri-M Vice President 

Accomplishments: Guest student speaker for KSU Deans, KSU Department Chairs, and KSU President Jon Wefald; Top 8 Finalist for the Kansas State Honors Recital; Guest Soloist with the KSU University Band; State KMEA Band first chair trumpet player; State KMEA Orchestra; State KMEA Instrumentalist- 3 years; Received 1 Ratings at KSHSAA Regional and State Music Contests- 4 years; Silver Key award for 3-D Art Sculpture; Created a coloring book for elementary school children

Interesting Facts: “Top 3 Finalist” in the KSU Royal Purple Queen contest; American Red Cross Swim Instructor; Traveled to Kalavrita and Athens, Greece with the KSU Select Brass Ensemble; Traveled to Paris, France with the KSU Select Trumpet Ensemble; Performed the world premiere “Klezmarab” with Ibrahim Maalouf at the L’Oratoire du Louvre Cathedral in Paris, France; Traveled to London, England with the KSU Select Trumpet Ensemble; Performed the world premiere “Infinite Ascent” at St. Anne’s Cathedral in the heart of London, England; Mom, Sister, Aunt and Great Aunt have all been Miss Kansas contestants; Sang first solo at age 3 titled “He’s Still Working On Me”

Employment: Ticket Sales Associate for KSU McCain Auditorium; Private trumpet instructor; Freelance musician

Why I should be Miss Kansas: As Miss Kansas, I welcome the opportunity to emphasize the importance of promoting the arts. To achieve this goal, I will continue to perform, give private lessons, raise funds, and make school and community presentations just as I have in the past. Promoting the arts as well as the Miss Kansas Organization easily go hand in hand and I will do my best to project a positive image on each. In order to achieve success, both personally and professionally, I believe Miss Kansas should be positive, responsible, an excellent role model, and a servant leader. I believe I have these attributes and I welcome the chance to prove such to the State of Kansas.

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