Miss Kansas Pageant Week in Pratt

UPDATE: In Wednesday evening's preliminary competition, Miss Augusta Cari Anne Cashon took first place in talent!

The Miss Kansas Pageant Week is underway in Pratt.  Preliminary competitions were held last night and tonight, with the final competition on Saturday evening.
Miss Butler County Outstanding Teen Taylor Clark, Miss Augusta Outstanding Teen Natalie Rockers, Miss Augusta Cari Anne Cashon, and Miss Butler County Kayla Hawkins are a part of this week’s competition.
Miss Augusta Cari Anne Cashon participated in the talent portion on Wednesday and Miss Butler County Kayla Hawkins will be in the swimsuit, evening gown and onstage question portion tonight.
Cashon was one of five Miss Kansas finalists for the Quality of Life Service Award, which is presented by the Miss America organization.
Miss Kansas Cares Quality of Life Service Award recipients excel in their commitment to enhancing the quality of life for others through community service and volunteering.  Special attention is given to the depth of service, community service hours and the impact the service has made for others.  Each contestant is required to complete a minimum of 100 service hours.
Miss Augusta’s platform is Brain Power:  Awareness and Advocacy for Brain Injury.  Her talent is pian.
Although Miss Butler County Kayla Hawkins has also put in countless hours promoting her platform, Lend a Paw and Be PAWsitive: Ending Animal Abuse and Cruelty.  Her talent is piano.
Natalie Rocker’s platform is Music for Memories and her talent is dance.
Taylor Clark’s platform is STEAM for Teens and her talent is drums.
Larry Strong, longtime director of the Miss Augusta/Miss Butler County Organization, is also attending this week’s activities in Pratt.