Wabaunsee crowned National American Miss Kansas Teen

Ishta Wabaunsee

Ishta Wabaunsee, daughter of Natalie Jefferson Wabaunsee and the late James Wabaunsee, has earned the prestigious 2022 National American Miss Kansas Teen title at the state pageant held July 10, 2022.

Wabaunsee’s activities include the National Honor Society, Equity Action Council, Topeka Youth Commission, and her initiatives Indigenous Intelligence and Heroes Fighting Hunger. She is the granddaughter of Margaret Hernandez (Battiest) of Broken Bow, Oklahoma, and the late Leo B. Jefferson, formerly of Broken Bow, Oklahoma.

She will be attending the National Pageant to be held in Orlando, Florida, during Thanksgiving week, representing the great state of Kansas. She will have the opportunity to win her share of over $100,000,000 in cash and prizes.

The National American Miss Pageants are dedicated to celebrating America’s greatness and encouraging its future leaders.

Each year, the National American Miss Pageants awards 1.5 million dollars in cash, scholarships, and prizes to recognize and assist the development of young women nationwide. National American Miss has added the ultimate door prize to Nationals 2022. Each girl that qualifies for the national pageant has a chance to win a new 2022 Ford Mustang Convertible. For more details, visit namiss.com/car. National American Miss is dedicated to developing the success of young women across our nation with a program designed to be age-appropriate and family-oriented. Pageants are held in each state for girls ages four to eighteen in five different age divisions.