Hannah DeBok has always excelled as an Honor Roll student. When she graduates from Olathe West High School in the spring of 2019, she will already have more than an entire year of college finished thanks to dual-credit coursework. Hannah plans to attend Loyola University – Chicago in the fall of 2019 to begin her Bachelor of Science Degree. Upon graduation, she will continue her education with a Master’s of Science in Nursing Degree to prepare for her future as a Forensic Nurse.
The path to Miss Kansas Teen USA 2019 began for Hannah when she was only nine years old. She was scouted by an International Modeling agency for her “great eyebrows”. Signing with them as a child model taught her much about photo movement, runway walking, developing a personal style, and what it means to be a professional – all at a young age. Hannah also loved the world of performing arts. She dedicated herself to dance, voice, guitar and piano. Theatre and performing arts taught her how to present herself on-stage with comfort and confidence. At 15, she decided it was time to hang up her ballet shoes in order to focus on her high school curricula, but she also competed in her first pageant. Hannah quickly fell in love with Pageantry, as it utilized everything she loved about modeling and performing arts, while also teaching her about public speaking.
Hannah is an experienced traveler. She has been to 16 states and 10 different countries. She loves sight-seeing and experiencing different cultures. Hannah enjoys the energy of a big city as well as the laziness of a warm beach.
Church is a very important part of Hannah’s life; she loves God and learning about His word. Her church is alive and connected with all of its members, but Hannah’s favorite part of church is the Young Adult Ministries where she connects with teens and is able to discuss the intersection of faith and teenage challenges.
Community involvement has always been a passion for Hannah. She has been a volunteer for Variety Children’s Charity of Greater Kansas City for as long as she can remember. Helping other children to “be active, be social and belong” warms her heart. She has raised money for the organization and volunteered at countless events - wearing the heart costume, collecting bikes and assisting with the annual Variety Show just to name a few. Today, Hannah’s community involvement focuses on preventing assault and violence against women. She created “Hannah’s Hope for Humanity” to improve the lives of those impacted by sexual assault and educate on how to prevent sexual violence utilizing self-defense.
In the future Hannah will be a Forensic Nurse where she will continue to help victims of violence. Forensic nurses provide care to victims of violent crime, abuse, or neglect while gathering evidence to support law enforcement. She chose this career because she enjoys constant learning, having new experiences daily and working in high-stress situations. She is eager for her future because she knows she will have a positive impact on others.
With all of this, Hannah is still a typical teenager. She describes herself as genuine, clever and enthusiastic. She is very active in school activities and an avid music fan. She loves spending time with family and friends, whether hanging in a hammock or cooking in the kitchen. Hannah is honored to be Miss Kansas Teen USA 2019, and plans to demonstrate what it means to be “Confidently Beautiful” everyday by succeeding academically, honoring God and supporting the communities of Kansas!
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