Hannah Mauler, Great Bend, never imagined herself competing in pageants when she was a student at Great Bend High School. Her life was full being a multi-sport athlete and heavily involved in 4-H. When she was awarded a scholarship to attend Kansas State University as a member of the rowing team, it seemed everything she’d envisioned for her future was falling into place. How, in two years, she has grown from student athlete to a confident public personality is a story in self-discovery. She has since competed in and was crowned Miss Barton County in 2016, competed in the 2016 Miss Kansas pageant, and was crowned Miss Capital City in 2017. In June, she will be a second-year contestant in the Miss Kansas pageant. Now, as a college sophomore studying Kinesiology, these experiences have been life changing, and has allowed her to develop and promote a platform that encourages young people to find a healthy balance between nutrition and an active lifestyle.