On November 26, 2017, at the Kansas Star Event Center, Hailey Colborn was crowned Miss Kansas Teen USA 2018. She is a 17 year old senior at Wichita Northwest High School with a passion for learning. Throughout school, she has maintained a 4.0 GPA while taking numerous college courses, and is on track to graduate ranked number one in her class. She plans to pursue a political concentration with a focus in journalism.
Since the age of three, she has taken classical ballet through Roger's Ballet while also dancing alongside majors in the Friends University Ballet department. During her time dancing, she has performed in a variety of shows including A Midsummer Night's Dream, Firebird, and others. Going into her 12th Nutcracker with Friends, she is performing the lead role in Act 2, the Dew Drop Fairy.
She is the president of her school's DECA chapter, was elected as Kansas DECA's Secretary/Treasurer, and has additionally served as her class president. Within the community, she founded and leads a campaign called SelfPosi. It is an initiative to promote a healthy self-esteem in young girls throughout Kansas. This message is spread through visiting middle school's to talk about the topic, and holding free seminars for girls ages 10-16.
Hailey is an avid pageant fan, and has been watching pageants by the Miss Universe Organization for as long as she can remember. She is ecstatic to join the sisterhood and absolutely thrilled by the opportunity to represent Kansas in the 2018 Miss Teen USA pageant.
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