Ramsey Carpenter, who was crowned Miss Kentucky in July 2014, will visit Meadow Lands Elementary School at 7:45 a.m. Friday, Feb. 6. She also will be speaking to the MLES Girls Club, to promote a positive girl spirit and serve as a role model for young women.
Ramsey, a native of Hartford, graduated from the University of Kentucky with a bachelor of arts degree in special education/LBD. She also plans to pursue a master’s degree in media specialist/librarian services, a Rank I and doctorate degree in administration, working toward her career goal in school administration as a principal, special education director or superintendent.
Ramsey’s Miss Kentucky platform issue is Multiple Sclerosis Awareness. She was awarded the Heather French Henry Quality of Life Award for her outstanding work with her platform. She was diagnosed with MS in August 2010. For her talent competition, she performed a “Bluegrass Fiddle Medley” of “Sally Goodin” and “Orange Blossom Special.”
As Miss Kentucky, Ramsey serves as the spokesperson for the Kentucky Department of Agriculture’s “Kentucky Proud” program, which encourages consumers of all ages to purchase products produced in Kentucky and to maintain a healthy and active lifestyle. She delivers this message to students in schools across the commonwealth.
Ramsey represented Kentucky at the 2015 Miss America Pageant where she was named a Preliminary Talent Award winner, Louann Gamba Instrumental Talent Award winner and a Top 12 semi-finalist. Ramsey’s private interview was also selected as one of five to be featured on the Miss America DVD of representative interviews. Ramsey earned more than $20,000 in scholarships from the Miss Kentucky and Miss America Organizations.