Miss Johnson County 2016 Kendall Schoenekase was crowned Miss Kansas 2016 on June 11th by outgoing queen Hannah Wagner of Wichita.
Kendall is Miss Kansas International 2014 and Miss Missouri United States in 2010. She wants to become an international traveling nurse and eventually go back to school to become an advanced practicing nurse.
Miss Kansas 2015 Hannah Wagner with Miss Kansas 2016 Kendall Schoenekase
Kendall will have the opportunity to represent her state at Miss America 2017 later this year. The 2017 Miss America Pageant will be held at the Boardwalk Hall in Atlantic City, New Jersey, on Sunday, September 11, 2016.
The event will be broadcast by ABC in the United States, the first in the network’s newest agreement to carry the pageant until 2019, with Dick Clark Productions producing the ceremony. Miss America 2016 Betty Cantrell (Miss Georgia 2015) is scheduled to crown her successor at the end of the event.