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2012 Miss Titleholders

Caitlin Taylor 2012Awards:  Semi-Finalist:  $1,050.00
  Weather Ready Nation
Talent:  Flute
Age: 23
Parents:  Donna & Jeff Taylor
Hometown:  Rosehill
School:  University of Oklahoma

Semi-Finalist:  $1,050.00

Scholastic/Career Ambition:   
Obtain a Bachelor of Science in Meteorology.  Become a Broadcast Meteorologist.

Scholastic Honors:
Recipient of the Dean’s Scholarship; Dean’s Honor Roll; Recipient of the West Scholarship; Kansas Board of Regents Diploma; Certificate of Excellence in Science and Math; Published Co-author of an American Meteorological Society presentation

Leadership Roles:
Representative of the OU Student Chapter American Meteorological Society; Black Belt Assistant Instructor of Tae Kwon Do; OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Outreach Intern; Creator of  NWC 4 Kids fundraiser for CMNH; Virtual tour guide for Discovery Channel Education program with “Storm Chasers”

One of three Invited Scientists by President Clinton to present at his library; Host of National Oceanic and Atmospheric Administration’s “That Weather Show”; Climbed to the peak of Mt. Medicine Bow; Traveled to Korea as United Nations Peace Emissary and won the Public Service Award

Interesting Facts:
My name is Caitlin but everyone calls me “Cat”; Related to President Zachary Taylor and Buffalo Bill Cody; Shoe addict; Nine nieces and nephews; Went from tomboy to tiaras; Newfound love for Zumba; Loves going to car shows and riding motorcycles with Dad; Currently co-authoring a children’s book for National Geographic.

Internship with NBC television affiliate KSN WeatherLab; OU College of Atmospheric and Geographic Sciences Outreach Student Employee; Weather Decision Technologies broadcaster; Mike Smith Enterprises Intern; Foggy Bottom Boutique Personal Stylist

Why I should be Miss Kansas:
I would use this title to educate people about severe weather safety and inspire America’s youth to become involved in Miss America’s new partnership with Science Technology Engineering and Math (STEM). I believe I am ready to step into the job of Miss Kansas 2012 and serve the state of Kansas and make a mark on this country.

Abilities that I posses important for the job of Miss Kansas are:

  • Passion- I am passionate not only about weather safety, but also for CMNH and STEM the two partnerships of the Miss America organization.
  • Communication and Learning- I consider myself an extrovert. I enjoy talking about my experiences and the stories of others. I am very interested in learning about all people and cultures. This is a key component to the job because as Miss Kansas, I will represent a diverse group of people.
  • Perseverance- Miss Kansas’s year of service is a year of hard work. I enjoy a challenge and if I fail at something the first time, I try again and I never give up. I would apply this attribute as Miss Kansas 2012.


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