mkot choice 2017

2012 Miss Titleholders

Shameem Kauffman Platform: The Courage Campaign
Talent:  Dance
Age: 23
Parents:  Vicky and Jim Kauffman
Hometown:  Liberal
School:  Golden West College

Awards:  Non-Finalist - $1,000.00

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Degree in Business and Entrepreneurship.  Open My Own Dance Studio

Scholastic Honors:
KU Kansas Honor Scholar; Member of Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society; Graduated in Top 10% of high school class; National Honor Society; Recipient of Outstanding Spanish Student Award

Leadership Roles: 
Weekly Volunteer at Children's Hospital Los Angeles; Organized a speaking tour to promote my platform The Courage Campaign; Organized four fundraisers for the Children’s Miracle Network, raising over $3,500; Organized and choreographed a self-esteem dance workshop; Active member and volunteer at Hollywood United Methodist Church; Designated Learning Coach at Four Seasons Los Angeles; Dance teacher and choreographer at Dance Images for five years

I have organized teams and completed the AIDS Walk Los Angeles for the past four consecutive years; Dancer of the Year Award at Company Dance Convention; Recipient of Showmanship Dance Award; Choreographed 10+ dances that placed First-Overall in regional dance competitions including:  Stage One, Encore, Talent on Parade, and Dance Showcase USA; Semi Finalist & Finalist at Miss Kansas Scholarship Pageant; Employee of the Year Nominee for The Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts

Interesting Facts:
I have never broken a bone; Collected over 300 hotel keys from places I’ve visited throughout the country; I’ve met celebrities such as Stevie Wonder, Jennifer Aniston, Jimmy Fallon, and Nancy Grace. I helped to found my high school’s golf and a dance teams, and served as a lead choreographer for dance team from 2006-2008

Four Seasons Hotels and Resorts; Dance Images

Why I should be Miss Kansas: 
As Miss Kansas it will be my mission to continue to promote self-esteem throughout the state of Kansas. I will expand my school tour to be able to reach more students throughout the state. I will also expand my work with the Children’s Miracle Network. Since I have a strong background working with CMN, I will be able to continue as a leader in the organization raising money and awareness as well as volunteering with the three designated hospitals in Kansas. As the spokesperson for the Miss Kansas Organization it would be a priority to continue to recruit new sponsors as well as to sign my 18 current personal sponsors to the organization. I will also continue to prepare for The Miss America Pageant so that I will be able to represent Kansas to the best of my ability. Not only will I take advantage of each opportunity to let this organization help me to grow as a young woman and as a leader in society I will also take each opportunity I get to give back as much as I possibly can to the citizens of 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