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Miss Keepers of the Crown

Jeanne Schroeder 2002Jeanne Schroeder - Miss Kansas 2002

Friends University - Bachelors Degree in Vocal Performance
University of Kentucky - First year Master’s Degree student in Vocal Performance

Do free-lance performing and become a self-defense instructor.

Practical Self-Defense

During her year of service, Jeanne Anne’s goal is to increase public awareness and encourage participation in quality self-defense classes. Utilizing resources from the (AWSDA) American Women’s Self-Defense Association, which is an international organization that is dedicated to furthering women’s awareness of self-defense and rape prevention, she will promote “Practical Self-Defense” through educating the public on its benefits.

According to the FBI, a woman is raped every two minutes in America, and 1 in 3 women will be assaulted in her lifetime. As a result, Jeanne Anne is convinced that every woman should learn how to use her body as a means of defense. No one expects to be attacked; therefore, one must be aware and have a plan of action.


  • Member of National Music Organization - Mu Phi Epsilon and Alpha Chi National Honor Society
  • President’s or Dean’s Honor Roll every semester at Friends University
  • Graduated with honors from Friends University
  • 1999-2000 recipient of Dr. David Weber Endowed Vocal Scholarship
  • Recipient of academic out-of-state tuition waiver to attend University of Kentucky
  • Margene Savage Memorial Award for outstanding vocalist, Miss Kansas 2002
  • Finalist Interview Award, Miss Kansas 2002
  • 1st runner-up to Miss Kansas 2001, 3rd runner-up to Miss Kansas 2000
  • 2nd place Tara Dawn Holland Community Service Award 2001
  • Preliminary talent winner at Miss Kansas 2002, 2001 and 2000
  • Preliminary lifestyle and fitness winner at Miss Kansas 2002 and 2000
  • Preliminary on-stage knowledge winner at Miss Kansas 2002
  • Voted by contestants as Most-Inspirational at Miss Kansas 1998
  • One of four finalists for Greater Wichita Female Athlete of the Year - 1998
  • Voted MVP and Most-Inspirational for Friends University tennis and 2nd team All-KCAC 1998
  • 2nd place at NATS (2000), 3rd place (1997), 4th place (1998)



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