Miss Keepers of the Crown

Debra Dene Barnes 1967aDebra Dene Barnes - Miss Kansas 1967 and Miss America 1968

Debra Barnes teaches piano at Missouri Southern State College and is music director at the church where her husband, Rev. Mitchell Miles, is pastor. She also has been active as a volunteer court advocate for domestic violence victims in Jasper County. "My year of service as Miss America was very gratifying and a most memorable experience. My faith, commitment to the church and service as being a witness for Jesus Christ is a very exciting and exhilarating experience." Says Debbie of her stint as Miss America 1968.

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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