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The 2019 Miss Kansas Competition will offer the public an opportunity to determine which candidate automatically advances to the Miss Kansas 2019 finals on June 8, 2019, through an online voting method.

All candidate photos, names, social impact statements, talent and titles will be posted on the Miss Kansas Organization website on a Kansas’ Choice Awards page. Each vote is $1 and submitted electronically by clicking on the vote button, with all proceeds benefitting the Miss Kansas Scholarship Foundation.

Online voting will be open May 2, 2019 at 12:01 a.m. CST until 11:59 p.m. CST on June 4, 2019.

Results of voting shall be provided to the Miss Kansas Organization Auditing Team of Swindoll, Janzen, Hawk & Loyd, LLC immediately thereafter. If the candidate selected as Kansas’ Choice is also designated in the Top Ten by the judges’ scores, the next judges’ highest scoring candidate (#11) shall become a finalist. As always, no reference to numeric placement will be announced, with competition order determined by the production staff. The Kansas’ Choice Award will be announced prior to the remaining Top Ten at the beginning of the final competition on Saturday, June 8, 2019. Competition shall commence as usual from thereon, with eleven finalists.



Miss Air Capital 2019 - Natalie Barrett - People's Choice

Natalie Barrett 2019

Social Impact Statement: Littlest Heroes: No One Fights Alone
Talent: Dance
Parents: Peter & Christine Barrett
Hometown: Leavenworth
School: Kansas City Kansas Community College

Miss Ark Valley 2019 - Phoebe Hett - People's Choice

Phoebe Hett 2019

Social Impact Statement: Diabetes: What's Your Type?
Talent: Vocal
Parents: Michele & Dave Hett
Hometown: Marion, KS
School: Butler County Community College


Miss Augusta 2019 - Sierra Marie Bonn - People's Choice

Sierra Bonn 2019

Social Impact Statement: Let's Go Full STEAM Ahead!
Talent: Violin
Parents: Deanna Bonn, Dave & Becky Bonn
Hometown: Eldorado, KS
School: Wichita State University


Miss Black and Gold 2019 - Courtney Wages - People's Choice

Courtney Wages 2019

Social Impact Statement: One Vision is Not the Only Vision.
Talent: Dance
Parents: Robert & Angela Wages
Hometown: Midwest City, OK
School: Wichita State University


Miss Boot Hill 2019 - Emily Rugg - People's Choice

Emily Rugg 2019

Social Impact Statement:  Fight Back:  Living with Juvenile Rheumatoid Arthritis
Talent:  Vocal
  Justin and Dooli Rugg
  Greensburg, KS
  Oklahoma State University


Miss Butler County 2019 - Jetta Smith - People's Choice

Jetta Smith 2019

Social Impact Statement: It's On Us: Keeping Kansas Strong
Talent: Monologue
Parents: Debra Smith
Hometown: Hays, KS
School: Fort Hays State University Graduate


Miss Capital City 2019 - Abigail Domann - People's Choice

Abigail Domann 2019

Social Impact Statement:  "The Power of M.E" : Advocating for Music Education
Talent:  Vocal
  Travis & Shelly Domann
  Pratt, KS
  Pratt Community College



Miss Chisholm Trail 2019 - Polina Nations - People's Choice

Polina Nations 2019

Social Impact Statement:  No More - together we can end sexual assault and domestic violence
Talent:  Monologue
  Karen Nations
  Overland Park, KS
Kansas State University


Miss Cottonwood 2019 - Katelyn Ann Andrist - People's Choice

Katelyn Andrist 2019

Social Impact Statement: Body Image: "Amor Propio, Belleza Propia"; self-love, self-beauty
Talent: Dance
Parents: Jeanie & Robert Andrist
Hometown: Wichita, KS
School: Kapaun Mt. Carmel High School


Miss Cowboy Capital 2019 - Dakota Derstein - People's Choice

Dakota Derstein 2019

Social Impact Statement:  C.A.R.E.: Conserving And Restoring Ecosystems
Talent:  Dance
Parents:  Jeremy & Donita Derstein
Hometown:  Dodge City, KS
School:  Fort Hays State University


Miss Cowley County 2019 - Candace Sweetwood - People's Choice

Candace Sweetwood 2019

Social Impact Statement:  Reading to the Rescue
Talent:  Vocal
Parents:  Scott & Renee Sweetwood
Hometown:  Arkansas City, KS
School:  Kansas State University


Miss Dodge City 2019 - Paige Harding - People's Choice

Paige Harding 2019

Social Impact Statement:  The A, B, C's of Alzheimer's Disease
Talent:  Piano
Parents:  Derrick & Jan Harding
Hometown:  Dodge City, KS
School:  The University of Kansas


Miss Emerald City 2019 - Suzannah Bowden - People's Choice

Suzannah Bowden 2019

Social Impact Statement:  RISE. Personal growth through community engagement.
Talent:  Vocal
Parents:  Terry Bowden & Laura Spradlin
Hometown:  Wichita, KS
School:  Full Sail University


Miss Frontier 2019 - Bailey Smith - People's Choice

Bailey Smith 2019

Social Impact Statement:  Improving Mental Health for Newly Diagnosed Diabetics: Don’t Sugar Coat it, Rise Above it.
Talent:  Vocal
Parents:  Ryan & Kerri Smith
Hometown:  El Dorado, KS
School:  Butler Community College


Miss Garden City Fiesta 2019 - Marissa Hernandez - People's Choice

Marissa Hernandez 2019

Social Impact Statement:  S.T.E.M. for Women
Talent:  Piano
Parents:  Sophia & Jose Hernandez
Hometown:  Garden City, KS
School:  Garden City Community College


Miss Heart of Kansas 2019 - Greeshma Reddy - People's Choice

Greeshma Reddy 2019

Social Impact Statement:  ScholarSHIP: Sailing to Success
Talent:  Dance
Parents:  Hemanth & Geeta Reddy
Hometown:  Wichita, KS
School:  New York University


Miss Johnson County 2019 - Madison Schoenekase - People's Choice

Madison Schoenekase 2019

Social Impact Statement:  Kansans Care "Gift of Life" Campaign
Talent:  Dance
Parents:  Jeffrey & Laura Schoenekase
Hometown:  Overland Park, KS
School:  The University of Kansas Medical Center


Miss Meadowlark 2019 - Alexis Phillips - People's Choice

Alexis Phillips 2019

Social Impact Statement:  Foster Hope- Be the Difference in a Child's Life
Talent:  Vocal
Parents:  Sarah & Isaac Overstake
Hometown:  Goddard, KS
School:  Butler County Community College


Miss Metro Kansas City 2019 - Hannah Budreau - People's Choice

Hannah Budreau 2019

Social Impact Statement:  Be Kind to Every Kind
Talent:  Dance
Parents:  Nick & Janet Budreau
Hometown:  Olathe, KS
School:  The University of Kansas


Miss Neewollah 2019 - Emma Stoner - People's Choice

Emma Stoner 2019

Social Impact Statement:  Kids With "Sole" - Empowering Youth Passion for Change
Talent:  Electric Violin
Parents:  Paul & Karin Stoner
Hometown:  Independence, KS
School:  Independence High School


Miss Ruby Slippers 2019 - Katherine Wurzer - People's Choice

Katherine Wurzer 2019

Social Impact Statement:  The Get FIT Initiative: developing healthy futures
Talent:  Dance
Parents:  Jim & Sandi Wurzer
Hometown:  Andover, KS
School:  Wichita State University


Miss Santa Fe Trail 2019 - Savana Wilson - People's Choice

Savana Wilson 2019

Social Impact Statement:  Change your mind; Let's Deal
Talent:  Dance
Parents:  Matt Wilson & Angie Joy
Hometown:  Dodge City, KS
School:  Dodge City High School


Miss Sedgwick County 2019 - Hannah Maddy - People's Choice

Hannah Maddy 2019

Social Impact Statement:  For the Kids: Supporting Children's Miracle Network Through Dance Marathon Programs
Talent:  Vocal
Parents:  Bill & Angie Maddy
Hometown:  Manhattan, KS
School:  Kansas State University Graduate


Miss South Central 2019 - Allison VanNahmen - People's Choice

Allison VanNahmen 2019

Social Impact Statement:  Community Development
Talent:  Vocal
Parents:  LaWana & Lyle VanNahmen
Hometown:  Spearville, KS
School:  Wichita State University


Miss Southwest 2019 - Tyra Hayden - People's Choice

Tyra Hayden 2019

Social Impact Statement:  This One's For The Kids
Talent:  Dance
Parents:  Sam & Kim Hayden
Hometown:  Ulysses, KS
School:  Fort Hays State University


Miss Topeka 2019 - Cooper Allison - People's Choice


Social Impact Statement:  Exhale Project
Talent:  Dance
Parents:  John & Ramie Allison
Hometown:  Olathe, KS
School:  Kansas State University


Miss Wheatland 2019 - Brittney Clark - People's Choice

Brittney Clark 2019

Social Impact Statement:  A Soldier's Story; Women Warriors and The Long Journey Home
Talent:  Vocal
Parents:  James & Linda Clark
Hometown:  Bonner Springs, KS
School:  Washburn University


Miss Wichita 2019 - Annika Wooton - People's Choice

Annika Wooton 2019

Social Impact Statement:  The Artist's Fingerprint: The Transformative Power of the Arts
Talent:  Vocal
Parents:  Cathryn Huff & Evan Wooton
Hometown:  Overland Park, KS
School:  The University of Kansas Graduate


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