Clay Center, Kan. — According to a press release from Clay County Coalition, on Monday, April 4th, Miss Kansas Taylor Clark visited the CCCHS auditorium to address the young ladies of our community attending CCCHS, CCCMS, and Wakefield. Miss Kansas Taylor Clark of St. John, Kansas, is a senior at Kansas State University majoring in Music Education. She was crowned Miss Kansas 2021.
As Miss Kansas, Taylor makes over 400 appearances during her year-of-service, many of them motivational presentations to students in Kansas schools. Taylor’s social impact initiative is Sound for Common Ground: Music Connects. Her focus for this initiative is to break down barriers and have courageous conversation around inequities, hardships, and unforeseen circumstances
Miss Kansas’ visit was sponsored by USD #379 and the CCCHS Chapter of Youth Leaders in Kansas. During her presentation in Clay Center Miss Kansas shared with the group about the setting goals, having a vision for their future, and the challenges of spreading yourself too thin. She also discussed the challenges of social media and told the young women not to allow what they see on twitter or Instagram make them feel unworthy. She challenged the students to reduce, if not eliminate, their use social media and learn the skillful art of pushing delete.
Miss Kansas travels throughout the state working closely with the Kansas Department of Wildlife, Parks and Tourism and with the Kansas Department of Transportation, providing education, establishing relationships, and learning more about individuals of all ages for whom she will advocate during her year as Miss Kansas.
In addition to her work with her social impact initiative, Taylor is musically talented. While she claimed the title of Miss Kansas with a drum performance, her skills as a percussionist include being able to perform on timpani, marimba, piano and all percussion instruments.
The Miss Kansas Organization is a state licensee of the Miss America Organization, one of the nation’s leading achievement programs and the worlds’ largest provider of scholarship assistance for young women. The Miss Kansas Scholarship Foundation, a 501(c) (3) organization, makes available academic, community service, and other scholarships to women between the ages of 17 and 25. Annually, the Miss Kansas Organization provides over $5,000,000 in cash and in-kind scholarship assistance.