The Salina Journal from Salina, Kansas on October 15, 1996 · Page 10
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AID TUESDAY. OCTOBER 15,1996 GREAT PLAINS THE SALINA JOURNAL MISS AMERICA Miss America comes home... sort of Some Kansans say pageant winner isn't reaily from Kansas ByTRACICARL •The Associated Press WICHITA — In five years, Tara Dawn Holland made three unsuccessful tries at becoming Miss Florida. Then, she moved to suburban Overland Park, went to college at the University of Missouri in Kansas City and became Miss Kansas. Some Kansans HOLLAND complain that Holland, who was crowned Miss America 1997 a month ago, isn't homegrown. But pageant officials welcomed her Monday when she arrived for a week of celebratory appearances. Holland landed at Wichita's Mid Continent Airport, where her parents and other Miss Kansas officials were waiting. Some wore sweatshirts that read, "Kansas: the Home of Tara Dawn Holland." As she walked through the security gates, a guard asked her where her tiara was. "It's in the suitcase," she said. After she became the third Miss Kansas to win the national title — Deborah Irene Bryant won it in 1966, and Debra Dene Barnes is Miss America 1968 — several Kansas newspaper editorials applauded Holland's success, but pointed out that she hardly had tune to establish residency in the state before pursuing the Miss Kansas title. "I was disappointed when I found out she was just in Kansas a few months," said Wichita resident Joyce Carron, 50, on Monday. "She wasn't really Miss Kansas." But Nyles Davis, 45, Wichita, said the important thing was that Holland's winning brought recognition to the state — even as he wondered whether she came to Kansas because she thought it would be easier to win here. But Holland said she moved to Overland Park a year ago to attend graduate school in music education at the University of Missouri at Kansas City, a university that was recommended to her by a Florida professor. The Hutchinson News has suggested that future Miss Kansas candidates be required to live in the state at least five years. Under current pageant rules, candidates must live in the state for six months or be enrolled in at least 12 hours at a state university or college before entering local Kansas pageants. Holland had lived in Kansas six months when she entered the Miss Flint Hills pageant in February. After she won the Miss Kansas pageant in June, she moved to Pratt, to train for the national competition. The pageant is about providing scholarship money for women, said Holland, who won $40,000 for school when she was crowned Miss America. Being able to move to Kansas and attend the University of Missouri at Kansas City — and still pursue her dream of becoming Miss America was what the pageant was all about, Holland said. "I learned a long time ago that home is where you hang your hat," she said. 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Salina Central debaters take second place • Salina Central High School de- baters won second in overall, sweepstakes at a recent tournament at Shawnee Heights High School. The team of Justin Meier and Dylan Showalter took third and the team of Wes Siebert and Monica Balser won fourth in the championship division. In the open division, Travis Richards and Jason Regnier finished ninth. Those teams combined with the championship team of Sara Martin and Erin Elwick to win second in sweepstakes. At a recent novice tournament in Concordia, the team of Josh Peebles and Patrick Forman placed eighth. Salina South debaters place fourth in tourney Debaters from Salina South High School captured fourth place at a recent novice tournament at Concordia High School. The team of Amy Kutschka and Pam Rohloff finished in fourth place in individual team competition. Their record combined with that of Shalon Ross, Autumn Hayes, Stephen Patrick and Lesa McCumber gave South a fourth-place overall finish. 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