Miss Kansas 2008 is Miss Augusta Emily Deaver, 19.
The Miss Kansas competition was held June 5-7 in Pratt, Kan.
Emily was the Thursday night preliminary talent winner (she did a vocal/piano performance), Friday night preliminary evening wear winner and the winner of the Thursday night Lesley Moss Preliminary Swimsuit Award.
In the event Emily can't finish out the year as Miss Kansas, 1st runner-up and Topeka native Miss Sedgwick County Danielle Coffman, 21, would take the title.
Danielle is a Washburn University student.
Two other area contestants - Miss Capital City Megan Ensley and Miss Flint Hills Erica Mahan - finished in the Top 12.