There She Is

Check out my ongoing series profiling some of the smartest, hardest working, most talented women in the state of Nebraska: the teenagers and young women competing for the titles of Miss Nebraska and Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teenager. This series of blog posts, beginning in the Spring of 2014, has drawn tens of thousands of readers from 102 countries. These women exemplify what the Miss America Organization stands for in our communities: scholarship, success, style and service.


Brilliance (Series Introduction)

Special Feature: Miss America 2015 Kira Kazantsev

Miss Nebraska 2016 Aleah Peters


Miss Omaha 2017 Wellesley Michael

Miss Old West Balloon Fest 2017 Tristen Wecker

Miss Kool-Aid Days 2017 Krista Hinrichs

Miss Nebraska State Fair 2017 Jenni Wahonick

Miss Kearney 2017 Jessica Shultis

Miss Alliance 2017 Kaelia Nelson

Miss Twin Rivers 2017 Emma Wilkinson

Miss Fur Trade Days 2017 Courtney Pelland

Miss Western Nebraska 2017 Devin Owens

Miss Chadron 2017 Shaniah Freeseman

Miss Queen City of the Plains 2017 Jaicelyn Shakespaere

Miss Douglas County 2017 Kogan Murphy

Miss Gering 2017 Alayna Wilson

Miss Heartland 2017 Allison Tietjen

Miss Scotts Bluff County 2017 Nikki-Catrina Anderson

Miss Harvest Moon Festival 2017 Lianna Prill


Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Hannah Miller

Miss Alliance’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Syndy Ridgeway

Miss Omaha’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Katie Harris

Miss Sarpy County’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Phoenix Stanford

Miss Elkhorn’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Emily Lenser

Miss Harvest Moon Festival’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Kiera Rhodes

Miss Eastern Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Naomi Turner

Miss Metro’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Jamie Chen

Miss Douglas County’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Alex Nervig

Miss Scotts Bluff County’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Haylee Umble

Miss Kearney’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Carsyn Long

Miss Gering’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Hope McCoy

Miss Northwest’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Makenzie Davies

Miss Twin Rivers’ Outstanding Teen 2017 Katy Greene

Miss Old West Balloon Fest’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Sheridan Blanco

Miss Fur Trade Days’ Outstanding Teen 2017 Cherokee Purviance

Miss Chadron’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Brianna Little

Miss York County’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Alexandria Warneke

Miss Western Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Whitney Miller

The Perfect 10: Recap of the 2017 Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen Pageant


A Moment Like This (Series Introduction)

SPECIAL FEATURES: Miss America 2016 Betty CantrellMiss Nebraska USA 2016 Sarah Hollins

Miss Nebraska 2015 Alyssa Howell

Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Steffany Lien

The Year of the Phoenix: Recap of the 2016 Miss Nebraska Pageant

2016 MISS CONTESTANTS: Miss Omaha 2016 Aleah PetersMiss Kool-Aid Days 2016 Chelsea ArnoldMiss Douglas County 2016 Savannah RaveMiss Alliance 2016 Kate Lynne DuncanMiss Harvest Moon Festival 2016 Kara KrihaMiss Chadron 2016 Tyler RambaliMiss Heartland 2016 Tosha SkinnerMiss Old West Balloon Fest 2016 Claire HolsingerMiss Queen City of the Plains 2016 Lianna PrillMiss Nebraska State Fair 2016 Payton MerrittMiss Gering 2016 LaRissa McKeanMiss Twin Rivers 2016 Jenni WahonickMiss Scotts Bluff County 2016 Allison BairdMiss Kearney 2016 Stacy PospisilMiss Fur Trade Days 2016 Alex O’ConnorMiss Western Nebraska 2016 Marie Allison

2016 TEEN CONTESTANTS: Miss Tri-Cities Outstanding Teen 2016 Ashly HelfrichMiss Western Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Grace HeggemMiss Omaha’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Hannah MillerMiss Sugar Valley’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Courtney PellandMiss Fur Trade Days’ Outstanding Teen 2016 Brooklyn StackMiss Douglas County’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Adella SmolskyMiss Kearney’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Shelbe StrohMiss Gering’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Ashlynn HaunMiss Panhandle’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Shaniah FreesemanMiss Chadron’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Emma WilkinsonMiss Dawes County’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Aubree NobleMiss Alliance’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Cherokee PurvianceMiss Scotts Bluff County’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Carsyn LongMiss Platte River’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Emma YoungMiss Old West Balloon Fest’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Brianna LittleMiss Harvest Moon Festival’s Outstanding Teen 2016 Sheridan Blanco


Countdown To The Crown (Series introduction)

Miss Nebraska 2014 Megan Swanson

Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen 2014 Morgan Holen

Behind The Crown (Miss Nebraska 2014 Megan Swanson & Miss Iowa 2014 Aly Olson)

SPECIAL FEATURES: The Future of Miss NebraskaMiss Iowa 2014 Aly Olson

ROAR (Recap of the 2015 Miss Nebraska & Miss Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen Pageant)

2015 MISS CONTESTANTS: Miss Kool-Aid Days 2015 Brooke LudemannMiss Panhandle 2015 Jessica LittlejohnMiss Omaha 2015 Megan GouldMiss Kearney Crane Festival 2015 Allison TietjenMiss Sandhills 2015 Kate Lynne DuncanMiss Northwest 2015 LaRissa McKeanMiss Gering 2015 Kaylee CarlbergMiss Western Nebraska 2015 Chrissy TownsendMiss Scotts Bluff County 2015 Brittany EckerbergMiss Heartland 2015 Steffani JirouxMiss Douglas County 2015 Alyssa HowellMiss Nebraska State Fair 2015 Marie AllisonMiss Chadron 2015 Tosha Skinner



2015 TEEN CONTESTANTS: Miss Douglas County’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Steffany LienMiss Panhandle’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Marie KliewerMiss Western Nebraska’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Allison BairdMiss Scotts Bluff County’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Grace HeggemMiss Platte Valley’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Emma Kate BrownMiss Alliance’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Shaniah FreesemanMiss Gering’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Emma KeiferMiss Omaha’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Chelsea ArnoldMiss Chadron’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Shelby BlundellMiss Northwest’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Cherokee PurvianceMiss Kearney Crane Festival’s Outstanding Teen 2015 Merrilee Prill



There She Is.. (Series introduction)

Miss Nebraska 2013 JaCee Pilkington

SPECIAL FEATURE, Miss Nebraska USA 2014 Amanda Soltero

Nebraska’s Outstanding Teens (2014)

Blown Away (Recap of the 2014 Miss Nebraska Pageant)

2014 MISS CONTESTANTS: Miss High Plains 2014 Megan DimmittMiss Gering 2014 Alexis SmithMiss Heartland 2014 Allison TietjenMiss Omaha 2014 Payton MerrittMiss Kool-Aid Days 2014 Jessica LittlejohnMiss Sugar Valley 2014 Tosha SkinnerMiss Douglas County 2014 Megan SwansonMiss River City 2014 Rachel FoehlingerMiss State Fair 2014 Aleah PetersMiss Panhandle 2014 Mindy SchreiberMiss Chadron 2014 Kodi BaumannMiss Western Nebraska 2014 Morgan YostMiss Metro 2014 Kimberly BrennanMiss Eastern Nebraska 2014 Alyssa HowellMiss Alliance 2014 Staci CraigheadMiss Northwest 2014 Alex O’ConnorMiss Crane Festival 2014 Lianna PrillMiss Lake McConaughy 2014 Chrissy TownsendMiss Scotts Bluff County 2014 Brittli Sell


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