Boise, ID - Kylee Solberg, Miss Tri Counties was crowned Miss Idaho 2016 on Saturday, June 18th at the Nampa Civic Center. Kylee competed with 21 other young woman from around the state. Kylee will compete at Miss America on September 11th, 2016 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Kylee Solberg calls Coeur d'Alene, Idaho home. She graduated high school from Coeur d'Alene High School and earned her associates from North Idaho College. She is currently attending Boise State University to pursue a Communications Degree. Kylee was 1st runner up in the Miss Idaho Pageant in 2015 and was crowned Miss National Sweetheart 2015.
As Miss Idaho 2016, Kylee will bring awareness to online bullying with her platform, "Our Words have Power." Kylee was inspired by a story of a young girl from her home town that was being bullied. She wrote a letter to the young girl, empowering her to look beyond the mean words and letting her know her life does have worth.
4th Runner Up, Miss Nampa Nina Forest
3rd Runner Up Miss Treasure Valley Katarina Schweitzer
2nd Runner Up Miss Canyon County Hannah Menzner
1st Runner Up Miss Meridian Marissa Wickland,
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Miss Idaho Organization
About the Miss Idaho Organization
This not-for-profit organization awards college scholarship to outstanding young women of our state, and its mission is more critical than ever in this time of inadequate funding for education in Idaho. The Miss Idaho Organization stands as a shining example of what can be accomplished when college women are challenged and encouraged to achieve ambitious goals.
The community service aspect of the Miss Idaho Organization propels contestants into arenas of prominence where policy is made, laws are enacted or changed, crucial funding is realized, and lives are positively affected. Contestants work for causes represented by their personally chosen platforms which may include Cancer research and education, organ donation, child enrichment and mentoring programs, senior citizen advocacy, arts and cultural organizations, and many others.
About The Miss America Organization
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation's leading advocate for women's education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually. The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised over $13 million for Children's Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.