Meet 2010 Miss Wisconsin
Kimberly Sawyer, 2010 Miss Wisconsin
Education and Career
Hello! My name is Kimberly Sawyer. I am 23 years old, and a native of Egg Harbor, WI (aka Door County for those more familiar with the famous vacation destination). I am a 2005 graduate of Gibraltar High School and a 2009 graduate of St. Norbert College. I graduated with a Bachelors of Business Administration with an emphasis in Finance and a minor in Spanish, and also had the opportunity to play softball for the St. Norbert College softball team. I currently work as a business analyst for a supply chain management and fuel consulting company in De Pere, WI. I plan to attend the University of Wisconsin-Oshkosh to obtain my M.B.A.
My parents, John & Jackie, have always been my role models. I was raised in such a loving family, where I learned the value of hard work, honesty, and humility. I owe all of my successes to them, and dont know where I would be without their constant love and support.
As many know, my sister Katie is also involved with the Miss America Organization. Excitingly enough, she was the first runner-up this year at Miss Wisconsin!! It was an amazing and touching moment that I will never forget. I am so proud of the beautiful and talented woman that she has become and truly look up to my little sister.
My brother, Tom, (yes, Tom Sawyer) is quite the young man who never ceases to amaze me with his many talents. As an accomplished athlete and an excellent singer, I know he will succeed in all that he does. I cannot wait to support him in the years to come as he embarks on his own collegiate career in both football and baseball at Ripon College.
Singing & Softball
I, like many little girls, have been singing and entertaining since childhood, but my real singing career began in childrens theater, school musicals, choir, solo/ensemble, and Madrigal Musica (yes, I was queen for a year). Now, performing as part of pageant competition is something that I love to do, along with singing at all types of events, including the national anthem! I absolutely cannot wait to get on that Miss America stage and sing my heart out! My sister and my brother both love to sing as well, but no, we do not plan on starting the Sawyer Family Singers anytime soon.
Sports have always been and continue to be one of my passions in life. Coming from an athletic background, I became a three sport athlete in high school (volleyball, basketball, & softball) and played NCAA Division III softball for St. Norbert College, where in 2009 we won the Midwest Conference Championship. Being involved in sports has given me a solid foundation in life. I have learned how to focus and push myself to reach my goals, and truly understand the power of positive thinking and visualization. I understand how to be a good leader, and also a good teammate, which is necessary in all facets of life. I learned to take constructive criticism, and through perseverance, turn it into a positive change and outcome. I cannot say thank you enough to all of my coaches and teammates throughout the years that have taught me more about life than they could ever imagine.
- I love to organize everything.
- I share a birthday with Princess Diana.
- As Miss Door County 2008, I was able to crown my sister, Katie!
- This year we were the last two left on stage at Miss Wisconsin, I am so proud!
- I hit my first and only homerun during my last home game at St. Norbert College.
- Not only do I love volleyball, basketball, and softball, but I now play golf!
I love to scrapbook, but I admit that my schedule is putting me WAY behind
I am obsessed with picture frames.
- I secretly want to become like Martha Stewart and know how to cook everything and be really crafty
- I love blueberry bagels with strawberry cream cheese.
- If I hadnt taken up softball, I definitely would have been a cheerleader; I like to be loud on the field!
I cant live without my day planner, I have to write things down all the time.
I have a minor case of OCD when I set my alarm at night, I think I check it about 7 times before I go to bed.
- I have two cats, Mickey and Joe, who are named after Mickey Mantle and Joe
- DiMaggio. Dad thinks I am bound to become a cat lady.
- Sportscenter is my favorite show; I want to be like Chris Berman someday.
- I can make a mean malt, shake, or sundae thanks to the skills I acquired at Wilsons Restaurant & Ice Cream Parlor.
I'm usually the first one to get up and sing karaoke.
I AM SO THANKFUL FOR ALL OF THE BLESSINGS IN MY LIFE
There is no way that I can put into words how this year has molded and changed me forever. I have grown in more ways than I ever could have imagined, seen the most beautiful places, and met the most inspiring people all across this great state of Wisconsin. Needless to say, I am forever grateful for this opportunity to serve, to inspire, and to represent such a fantastic organization.
It has truly been an amazing ride and I couldn’t have done it without a great deal of selfless and supportive people in my life. To Mom, Dad, Katie, and Tom, I never could have made it happen without your love and unending support. You were my biggest cheerleaders and did so much for me to make this year a success. I love you!
To Stewart, your love and understanding is just another example of your character and the amazing human being that you are and have always been. Thank you for being you. Jeanne and Mike, thank you for the unending list of things that you have done for me this year, I probably don’t even know the half of it. Thank you for giving so much of your time to this organization and for always being there for me.
To Ann, thank you for being my guiding light and focus. You pushed me to new heights and always kept me looking forward. You are a role model to me and I look forward to our continued friendship.
To my Green Bay and Door County families, I will never forget the energy, time, commitment and love you gave to me throughout this entire journey. Thank you for being my home team!
To Teaka, thank you for being the best little sister a girl could ask for. I will always be here to cheer you on as you continue your journey as an outstanding young woman. Thank you to Lisa and Randy for allowing me to be a part of your family, I am so grateful for all you have done for me this year.
To Tom Preston, your talents are unmatched along with your sense of humor and generosity. Thank you for putting so much time and energy into making me look my best!
To the Breakthrough crew, thank you for your understanding and for allowing me to live my dream to the fullest this year. I am looking forward to bringing all that I have learned back to the workplace.
To Mark Schreier, thank you for your dedication to making Miss Wisconsin truly shine. Your love for this organization is inspiring.
To Tom Skogen, thank you for all you have done for me and for the entire organization. You were the best host every time I came for a La Crosse visit!
Thank you to Nercon Engineering, Holiday Auto and Kwik Trip for getting me there in safety and style in my Miss Wisconsin mobile.
To Dave Alban, thank you for sharing your amazing talents by making such beautiful creations for me to wear this year. Your kindness and generosity is very much appreciated!
To Connie Albert, thank you for taking the time to show me how to use the voice that God has given me. My instrument has never sounded better thanks to your vast knowledge and dedication.
To Lynn, thank you for all of the hard work you have done to make sure my year went so smoothly. I am so lucky to have you in my life!
To Karen, thank you for the countless hours you put in to help this organization continue to grow. Your commitment to helping all of our young women is unmatched.
To Kristina, thank you for being a Miss Wisconsin to look up to, for your support, advice, and for being a genuine and caring friend. You are truly what Miss America is all about.
To all the friends, family, board members, local directors, sponsors, Miss Wisconsin sisters, and volunteers who helped me in any way and cheered me on during this year as Miss Wisconsin, I thank you from the bottom of my heart for your advice, support, and overwhelming generosity. I cannot say thank you enough!!!
As Lou Gehrig bid farewell to one chapter of his life, baseball, I can also say that today I consider myself the luckiest woman on the face of the earth. I have had the opportunity and blessing of a lifetime, and now I get to share that with one lucky lady this Saturday evening.
To Miss Wisconsin 2011, know that I will be your biggest cheerleader, your Miss Wisconsin sister, and your friend throughout your year. Best of luck on an unforgettable journey!
Thank you Wisconsin for sharing your love with me this year and for inspiring me to never stop dreaming big!
With deepest gratitude,
Miss Wisconsin 2010
Learn more about Kimberly by clicking on the links below:
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