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2012 Miss Titleholders

Megan Bancroft 2012Platform: The Kind Campaign, Putting an End to Girl-Against-Girl Crime
Talent: Vocal
Age: 23
Parents:  Kristy & John Russell
Hometown:  Fort Leavenworth
School:  Washburn University

Awards:  Non-Finalist - $1,000.00

Scholastic/Career Ambition:   
Earn a Master’s and Doctorate in Counseling; Become a Family and Marriage Counselor

Scholastic Honors:
Recipient of: College Athletic Scholarship (cheerleading); National Essay Contest winner (scholarship bond received.  Essay titled “High Heels and Freedom.”); WSGA student senator; Washburn Academic Scholarship

Leadership Roles: 
Kansas Army National Guard soldier; WSGA Student Senator; Washburn University Cheerleader; Bravo Company CSM (JROTC); Cadet Chorus Executive Officer (JROTC); Volunteer Coordinator, Anchor Center for Blind Children; Miss Lawrence-Jayhawk;
Volunteer Leader - KU Strong Girls

Recipient Outstanding Volunteer Service to Community; Leadership Award from JRTOC (high school); Several published essays and poems; Miss Kansas United States pageant Director’s Award; MKO scholarship; National Anthem sung at a professional sporting event

Interesting Facts: 
Basic Combat Training graduate; lived in three countries abroad; Ran a ten mile obstacle race,  I shot hoops in Allen Field House with Bill SelfEmployment:  Kansas Army National Guard; Student Visual Marketing director-Washburn University bookstore; Write for The Washburn Review; Volunteer Coordinator, Anchor Center for Blind Children

Why I should be Miss Kansas: 
Every girl has at one time or another experienced the spirit-crushing effects of cruelty from other girls.  In a world where women are often treated as intellectually and physically inferior, sisterhood is an important part of a girl’s life. “Girl crime” may be glamorized by American media, literature, even more so with the emergence of “reality” TV shows, magazines boasting the latest drama of women in the public eye. With my local crown I have addressed this issue, bringing a message of kindness hope and strength to hundreds of girls and women in Lawrence, Kansas.  My local title has given me the experience and tools I will need as a state titleholder.  The only thing missing from my toolbox now is the title, role, responsibilities and crown of Miss Kansas.  I am ready, willing and able to build relationships and do the hard, but important and rewarding work of being Miss Kansas. 


Miss Kansas
July 8 and 9, 2021 - Preliminary Competitions
July 10, 2021 - Final Competition
Dennis Lesh Sports Arena
Pratt Community College in Pratt, KS

Miss Kansas' Outstanding Teen
June 12, 2021 - Final Competition
Carpenter Auditorium
Pratt Community College in Pratt, KS