3 Things to Know About the Invisible Crown
By Kathryn Kueppers
1. The Invisible Crown is the LEGACY of Miss America
The mission of my platform, The Invisible Crown, is to highlight the legacy of Miss America that lives on in the women who have competed. This competition experience leaves a mark, forever. Women who compete in this system are characterized by their charisma, talent, and intelligence: qualities identified by the crowns we wear, but which do not disappear the moment we take them off. Women who have spent time in this program go on to become teachers, doctors, authors, performers, engineers, mothers and more. They never stop, and they never forget where they started.
2. The Invisible Crown is INSPIRED by the women of Miss America
I grew up attending local and state pageants with my mom. No, not competing as a child like toddlers and tiaras; I simply observed. And here’s what I saw: women dressed up like princesses. I wanted in! As I got older, I noticed these same women were improving themselves each year they competed. They had better stage presence and were able to speak more articulately. Their talent was stronger, and they were more confident. Again, I wanted in! (This is when growing up sounded fun…) Finally, I got in as a teen and loved every moment of it. Over my years of involvement I have seen my pageant sisters move on to pursue the dreams we’d talked about backstage. Miss America was the catalyst which inspired them and propelled them forward.
3. The Invisible Crown is about RECRUITMENT & spreading AWARENESS
I am both crazy and passionate about this program! Miss America is a MOVEMENT which empowers women to achieve their goals through education and community service. We are the largest provider of scholarship assistance to women IN THE WORLD. I want to reach out with this message to as many women in this as possible.
Won't you join me?