Miss South Central's Outstanding Teen
Kjirsten is a seventh grader at Prairie Wind Middle School in Perham, Minnesota. She grew up on a small lake and is the fifth of six children. Kjirsten has three older sisters (who have all competed in pageants) one older brother and one younger brother. Kjirsten enjoy’s gymnastics, volleyball, playing the piano and singing. Kjirsten has been singing since she was two years old. Kjirsten sang “Colors of the Wind” for her talent. Kjirsten’s platform is “Decoding Dyslexia” and she has worked very hard to overcome her reading challenges despite having a high IQ. Kjirsten hopes to use her title to help encourage other girls to get involved in the Miss America Organziation system and to encourage other students who are challenged in their reading.