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Gracie Hendrickson is Miss Kansas Teen USA 2022

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Newton

Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen 2021

Semi-finalist at Miss Teen USA 2022

A native of Newton, Gracie Hendrickson was crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA on 8 May 2022 and represented Kansas at the Miss Teen USA 2022 pageant in Reno, Nevada. One of her biggest passions is to break the stigma of mental health through education, advocacy, and support. She has been able to speak to legislators at the Kansas State Capitol, educate in middle school classrooms, and share her own battles with mental health.

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2022 bio:

On May 8, Gracie Hendrickson of Harvey County was crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA 2022. As a student of Newton High School, she is a volleyball, basketball, and track athlete as well as an active member of Student Council, National Honor Society, Principal’s Council, and STAND. More of her favorite hobbies include lifting in the weight room with her best friends, baking banana muffins, and going to Texas Roadhouse. After high school, she plans to pursue her career ambition as a second generation chiropractor.

Gracie has utilized pageantry as a way to get out of her comfort zone in order to grow and refine her leadership skills. Through competing, she has transformed from a shy young girl to an outgoing, goal-setting, and confident young woman. She strives to use her platform as a way to connect with everyone, mentor future leaders, and advocate for mental health.

One of her biggest passions is to break the stigma of mental health through education, advocacy, and support. After losing her Aunt DeDe due to mental health struggles, she has made it her mission to start the conversation of the importance of mental health and building a stronger mind. She has been able to speak to legislators at the Kansas State Capitol, educate in middle school classrooms, and share her own battles with mental health.

Miss Teen USA pageant photos

The Miss Teen USA pageant is once-in-a-lifetime event few get to experience. Here are Gracie’s official Miss Teen USA photos.

State pageant photos

The on-stage moments, the tension of the final two and the glory of the crowning, here are Gracie’s state pageant photos.

Professional photos

Lights, camera, action!  Professional photoshoots are one of the perks that comes from winning a title.

Candid & Appearance photos

From events straight after her crowning to her final appearances before she passes on her crown, here’s a look at all the appearances Gracie has made during her reign, as well as other candid photos during her year.

Previous pageant photos

There’s nothing better than watching a contestant progress from year to year! Here are Gracie’s photos from her Miss Kansas’ Outstanding Teen win in 2021.

Farewell photos

All beautiful things must come to an end, no matter how bittersweet. See Gracie’s farewell walk and other candids from the weekend she crowned her successor Riley Steinman as Miss Kansas Teen USA 2023.

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