MISS COON RAPIDS
Class of 2019
Director: Theresa Leggate
Competition Date: TBA
Talent: Jazz Vocal
Social Impact: The Invisible Crown: The Legacy of Miss America
Kathryn is a 2018 President's List graduate of Saint Paul College with an AAS in Culinary Arts. She is currently an Honor Society student at Minnesota State University-Mankato working toward her Bachelors in Family and Consumer Science. With an innate love of both cooking and teaching, Kathryn hopes to become FACS Educator, teaching important life skills to our youth. She loves appearing on Children’s Hospital’s Star Studio with her ‘Snackin’ with Kathryn’ segments, presenting fun cooking lessons to kids about how to make healthy snacks. Creator of “The Invisible Crown” online resource, Kathryn is an outspoken advocate for the Miss America Organization. She spreads awareness about the benefits, mentorship, and sisterhood that connects young women through their education and career goals. Kathryn loves vintage clothing and old Hollywood fashion; singing jazz; and listening to jazz greats Frank Sinatra, Nat King Cole & Ella Fitzgerald. Fun fact: Kathryn was Miss Coon Rapids Outstanding Teen in 2013! She is thrilled to be back home with the community where she began her Miss America journey.
Those of us who have been titleholders in the Miss America system would agree that this experience changes us for the better. But when our competition years are over, do we simply tuck away the rhinestone crown and not look back? No, we continue to move forward to mentor and empower women along the way; and we do this while wearing our Invisible Crowns. Over the past two years I have dedicated hundreds of hours to become a Miss America Influencer. I have created the online resource The Invisible Crown to help women navigate the many aspects of competing. I have written blogs and produced original videos covering a multitude of topics about Miss America; I speak to groups about the value of Miss America in our lives; and I recruit and mentor young women to become involved.This is because Miss America is more than just one woman. It is about all of us who continue to make a difference in our communities, our work place, and in the lives of our families, long after we have passed on our own crowns. This is what ignites my love for Miss America, inspires my platform, and motivates me to revitalize interest in Miss America for future generations. I invite you to visit www.theinvisiblecrown.org to see the work I have started, and to discover the sisterhood of Miss America that has become our legacy. #thesisterhoodisreal