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Laura Kaeppeler
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Hailing from Kenosha, Wisconsin, Laura Kaeppeler was crowned Miss America 2012 on January 14, 2011 on ABC. Since her crowning, she has been traveling the country appearing on numerous national and local television programs, making corporate appearances, and talking about MAO’s national platform, Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, her personal platform of Circles of Support -- Mentoring Children of Incarcerated Parents, and focusing on promoting education for young women.

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Miss America's Favorite Things From 2012

(0) Comments | Posted December 6, 2012 | 3:35 PM

I can't believe it's been almost a year since I was crowned Miss America 2012. I arrived in Las Vegas a week early to gear up for the competition with the other contestants, but no amount of preparation could have truly prepared me for what would become the most defining...

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An Outstretched Hand and a Firm Grip on the Future

(0) Comments | Posted August 20, 2012 | 4:18 PM

It would be hard to refute the assertion that 'mentorship helps at-risk children.' That's a simple concept to appreciate, and one that has impressive statistics to back it up.

But even given my childhood experience of trauma and struggle and the strength my mentors provided me, I had no...

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