Platform: Growing the Future Now: Supporting Farmers and Ranchers
Parents: Teresa & Mark Hill
Hometown: Overland Park
School: Cleveland College of Chiropractic
Awards: Non-Finalist - $1,000.00
Obtain a Doctorate degree in Chiropractic medicine and open an Animal Chiropractic Clinic.
Cleveland Chiropractic College 10 Trimester Student; Denison Scholarship Recipient; Deans Discretionary Scholarship Recipient; Farm Bureau Scholarship Recipient (two years); 4.0 GPA Semester Honors; Four year high school Honor Roll
Pioneer 4-H Club Mentor; Leader/Side walker at Heartland Therapeutic riding center; Flint Hills Discovery Center Spokesperson; Food Check Off Week- Harvesters Donation; Numana Packaging Table Director; Organized “Tough Enough To Wear Pink” charity; Sigma Alpha Women’s Professional Agriculture Sorority Scholarship Chair and Fundraising ChairAccomplishments: College of Agriculture Ambassador Selections Coordinator; Breast Cancer Philanthropy presenter at Sigma Alpha National Convention; Outstanding 4-H Member of the Year Award; Beef Expo Grand Champion Steer; Miss Winnebago County Fair Queen and Emcee
I am an avid seamstress. As a novice member in 4-H, jumpers and pajama pants were my first projects. My advanced projects included constructing and designing several prom and homecoming dresses. Sewing is now my favorite hobby. Currently, my time involves creating jackets and pant suits for school and mentoring the Pioneer 4-H Club Sewing Group.Employment: KSU Agronomy Department: Wheat Breeding and Genetics; Red Reflet dude ranch; Lockwood Park and Equestrian Center
Why I should be Miss Kansas:
Often known as the “Bread basket of America” or “The Sunflower State”, Kansas is built on a strong agricultural tradition. As a farmer’s daughter and alumni of KSU, agriculture is a strong passion of mine. This enthusiasm began at a very young age. Riding in the combine and feeding our 4-H cattle is how my family grew up. Tasks on the farm as child helped me begin my sense of nurturing and compassion that set the groundwork for relationships in my life today. As Miss Kansas, I will utilize my platform to inform everyone of the commodities this state provides us. Not everyone farms, but everyone needs to eat. In America, we have the privilege of having the most affordable and safest food supply in the world. With the title of Miss Kansas, I will provide the support that farmers and ranchers desperately need. As an “Ag”-vocate for agricultural communities of Kansas, I am motivated to take a hands-on approach in promoting the importance of agriculture through education and awareness. It would be an honor to be your next Miss Kansas, to continue Kansas’ agricultural tradition, and represent the farmers and ranchers across America.