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Culinary Arts alumna crowned Miss Minnesota 2019
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2018 Culinary Arts alumna, Kathryn Kueppers, has been crowned M​iss Minnesota 2019. Kueppers graduated with distinc​tion in 2018, earning a Culinary Arts AAS degree, and sang the national anthem at the 2018 commencement ceremony. She has gone on to pursue a degree in Family and Consumer Science (FACS) at Minnesota State University, Mankato, and plans to work and teach in the areas of food education and literacy.

“I am grateful to have studied under such experienced chefs at Saint Paul College,” said Kueppers. “The life skills they taught me have been invaluable.” Kueppers has been on the President’s List at Saint Paul College for academic achievement and also was awarded the 2017 HMS Host Foundation Scholarship for Culinary Arts.

Kueppers’ mother also wore the crown of Miss Minnesota, and you can read more about their journeys in the Pioneer Press/Twin Cities online article: Following in mother’s footsteps, new Miss Minnesota second in her family to wear crown, where Kueppers explains that as she got older, she saw the impact the program had on the community and the scholarship opportunities it offered.

For more information and photos about Kueppers and the Miss Minnesota competition go to and

To learn more about Miss America, you can visit Kueppers website,, which she created as a competition platform. “The Invisible Crown: A Comprehensive Resource for all things Miss America” goes far beyond most people’s perception of the Miss America program being just a pageant, but a true vehicle for women seeking to make a difference in their communities, their work place, and in the lives of their families.

Congratulations to Miss Kathryn Kueppers, the newly crowned Miss Minnesota 2019!

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