This weekend, 23-year old Laura Kaeppeler of Kenosha was named Miss America. Kaeppeler is only the second pageant contestant from Wisconsin to win the competition and take the title of Miss America.
Kaeppeler attended St. Joseph High School in Kenosha, and continued on to Carthage College, where she majored in music. For the talent portion of the competition, Kaeppeler performed an operatic piece called “Il Bacio.”
With being crowned Miss America, Kaeppeler also wins $50,000, which she hopes to use to go to law school after she serves as Miss America. As Miss America, Kaeppeler says she hopes to make a difference for children whose parents have been incarcerated.