Laura Kaeppeler Miss America 2012

Laura Kaeppeler Miss America 2012

Laura Kaeppeler proudly represented the state of Wisconsin at the Miss America 2012 competition, which was held Saturday Jan. 14, 2012 at The Planet Hollywood Resort & Casino in Las Vegas.

“I was very much at peace at that moment, knowing that I was proud to be standing with her, and that whoever won it would be in good hands,” Laura told The Associated Press.

During her reign as Miss America, Laura Kaeppeler traveled around the world, appearing on television and speaking on behalf of organizations like the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, The Miss America Organization, and her own platform advocating for children of incarcerated parents.

The US News and World Report recently named Laura Kaeppeler one of The Top 100 Women Leaders In STEM.

Laura Kaeppeler Wins Miss America 2012

Miss America 2011 Teresa Scanlan crowned Laura Kaeppeler during the ceremony. Laura, an alum of Carthage College in Wisconsin, won a $50,000 scholarship which she used for her education.

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