Miss Liberal 2011 Kaela Krueger visits Wednesday with children and staff at Southlawn Elementary School, where Krueger attended school as a youngster during her grade-school years. Courtesy photo
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Kaela Krueger, Miss Liberal 2011, made an appearance Wednesday at Southlawn Elementary School. As a young child, Kaela attended Southlawn Elementary during her grade-school years.
On Saturay and Sunday, Kaela, her mother, Kae, and Miss Liberal Executive Director Lu Haynes attended the Miss Kansas Spring Workshop in Wichita at the Homewood Suites.
More than 75 participated in the conference including 2011 contestants, directors, mentors and volunteers were in attendance, along with the Miss Kansas Board of Directors and some former title holders who served as Miss Kansas.
Speakers for the event were from Wichita, Pratt, Eldorado and as far away as Nashville and Houston. The conference was focused on preparations for the Miss Kansas Pageant, which will be June 9, 10, and 11 in Pratt.
Additional information about the Miss Kansas Pageant can be found at misskansas.org.