Class of 2017
Greater Minnesota Pageant
Director: Katherine Majkrzak
Pageant Date: March 18, 2017
Platform: Homeless Youth: Invisible and Voiceless
Katlyn Ziegler is the 23 year old daughter of John and Roberta Ziegler. She was crowned Miss Heartland on March 18, 2017 and is thrilled to be representing the heart of Minnesota at the Miss Minnesota competition this coming June.
Katlyn graduated with her Bachelor of Arts in Youth Development Studies from North Central University in 2014. She is currently pursuing an Executive Master of Nonprofit Administration at the University of Notre Dame to ultimately fulfill her dream of establishing a youth homeless shelter in Minnesota. She is a passionate advocate for ending youth homelessness and dedicates her time to transforming the lives of homeless and disadvantaged youth throughout Minnesota. Her platform “Homeless Youth: Invisible and Voiceless” is inspired by this lifelong commitment as she educates and brings awareness to this issue.
As an extension of her mission to impact the lives of youth, Katlyn currently works at her alma mater as an advisor assisting students in the realization of their vocations in life through higher education and is a weekly volunteer at Gillette Children’s Hospital, the local Children’s Miracle Network Hospital.
In the past year and a half, Katlyn has visited six states and five countries including multiple trips to her favorite city, Paris. She loves rock climbing and relaxes by playing piano, but her competitive edge can be seen at the bowling alley.