Platform: Empower Me
Parents: Janine and Andy Johnson
School: Kansas State University
Awards: Non-Finalist - $1,000.00
Obtain a Bachelor of Arts in Early Childhood Education. To educate and influence the younger generation.
Completed the Kansas Scholar Curriculum; Honor Roll; Academic Excellence in Earth Science and British Literature; Academic Letter; Spirit Staff Photographer Award; Top 3% of Freshman Class; Member of The National Society of High School Scholars.
High School Cheer Captain for 4 Years; Volunteer for Ft. Leavenworth Historical Society; Volunteer for the Haunted Homes Tour and Historical Homes Tour on Ft. Leavenworth; Children’s Liturgy teacher at Immaculate Conception Catholic Church; volunteer for Leavenworth Christmas Children’s Small Mall; led Mini Raider Cheer Camp for 2 years; Habitat for Humanity Pancake Feed volunteer; Volunteer at Mercy Regional Health Center; Volunteer with CASA.
After being diagnosed with a learning disability in grade school, I went on to graduate high school with honors including completing the Kansas Scholars Curriculum; Placed 5th at the National All Star Cheer competition in Dallas, TX; All-American Cheerleader Nominee for 2 years.
I designed and sewed my dress for prom; I was instrumental in the creation of new dress code rules at my high school; I grew up in a military family.
Why I should Be Miss Kansas:
Bullying can cause lifelong damage to a person’s confidence and self-esteem. While we cannot control the actions and words of others, we can learn how to lessen their effect on us. As a former victim of bullying, I know just how harmful it can be, but I also overcame it. I learned how to take the power away from the bully and use it to empower me, and now I want to help others to do the same.As Miss Kansas, I will influence our youth, one school at a time, to empower themselves and choose not to be the victim of bullying. I will educate children, parents, teachers, coaches and community leaders. I will advocate for victims and inspire those who are being bullied, as I was, to rise above the abuse and move forward towards their dreams.