Miss Yellow Brick Road and Miss Liberal 2007 Shameem Kauffman and Miss Southwest and Miss Liberal first runner up in 2007 Sandi Dreitz placed in the top 10 of the Miss Kansas competition that concluded Saturday night in Pratt. The competition began on Monday with the main two nights taking place Friday and Saturday.
Kauffman also took home the evening gown wear award on Friday night. It is the third year in a row that Kauffman has participated in the Miss Kansas pageant. She has now placed in the top 10 all thee times as she finished fourth runner up in 2007, and in the top 10 in 2008 and now 2009.
Dreitz who is from Plains finished in the top 10 as well. Current Miss Liberal Elizabeth Rohloff also participated in the Miss Kansas pageant.
Miss Flint Hills Becki Ronen was crowned the new Miss Kansas for 2009. First runner up went to Miss Meadowlark Alexandra Miller from Derby.