Miss Kansas 2018 Hannah Klaassen spoke to WHS students about distracted driving, mental health and the Miss America organization in an assembly Wednesday morning.
Klaassen enjoys tap dancing, baking and running. Originally from Arkansas City, she attended Tabor College majoring in physiology before taking a break to serve as Miss Kansas for a year.
According to Klaassen, the Miss America organization empowers women, provides scholarships, style and success. She addressed the students about how the organization has changed her life.
Klaassen also paired with Kansas department of Transportation to speak about the different types of distraction driving. She addressed cognitive, manual and visual distractions that students may be using.
She gave ways to stay safe while driving such as “ Don’t drive between the hours of midnight and 6 a.m. because your body is used to sleeping at those hours.”
Klaassen had a personal platform of “the Mind Matters”. She tied her mental health program in with distracted driving.
“Miss Kansas shared the importance of safe driving. It was important because she shared more information about the different ways of distracted driving,” SAFE & SADD co-president Bailey Coon said.
— Laurel Barber, @Lawl_e_20