2022 Miss Kansas

Ayanna Hensley

Miss Kansas 2022

School: Fort Hays State University

College Major: Biology

Scholarship Winnings: $16,000

Scholastic Honors: Rudd Scholar
Ralph and Lucile Hunter Scholarship Recipient
University Scholar
3.8 GPA

Career Ambition: I plan to be a Physician Assistant (PA) specializing in Pediatric Oncology.

Talent: Modern Contemporary Dance

Social Impact Initiative: Being a voice for those experiencing or for those who have experienced adverse circumstances through advocacy, outreach programs, and promoting the importance of mentorship and human connection.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? The best advice I have ever received was to always make it a point to talk to strangers. The initial discomfort is worth it when your network and ability to connect with others is strengthened. I was given this piece of advice at the Fort Hays State University’s Spring 2022 commencement ceremony by the school’s president, Tisa Mason.