Miss Tempe 2016 Katelyn Niemiec was crowned Miss Arizona 2016 on June 25th. She 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.
Katelyn's platform is Bullying S.T.O.P.S. Here, she founded the Winged Hope Family Advocacy Foundation in 2013. Winged Hope educates communities about child abuse and domestic violence and helps to teach our neighbors prevention tools in hopes to reduce these violent crimes.
Katelyn Niemiec by Jenn Cady Photography