Haley Wheeler crowns Hannah Marie Edelen Miss Kentucky 2022

Clay City’s Haley Wheeler Miss Kentucky 2021 has just crowned Hannah Marie Edelen Miss Kentucky 2022 at SKyPAC, The Southern Kentucky Performing Arts Center today on Sat, June 18, 2022.

Hannah Marie Edelen Miss Kentucky 2022 will represent her state Kentucky at Miss America 2023!!! Hannah is Public School Teacher who says "Every Child Deserves an Excellent Education." Hannah Maria Edelen is Proud Educator, Ph.D Student at UK College Of Education and Literacy Advocate Read Ready Kentucky, working From the Cov to across KY with goal is to equip students with the power to change the world through reading. Every child & adult—1 page at a time!


Quality of Life Interview is complete and my heart is so full! As an educator, advocate, and author, I take pride in my work and was so excited to share that passion with the interview panel! I had a special partner with me today— Hank the Horse!

Today was truly special! I had the opportunity to share with the judges my heart, my story, and my passion for education.

I shared that in many ways I’m like our Kentucky Derby Winner — Rich Strike in that I’ve not always had the best starting position, but I’ve never let the odds define my outcome. That grit and determination has led me to where I am today! 🐴

I am excited for what the rest of the week holds!

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Hank and I are headed to Miss Kentucky! As I packed my car, I thought about all the people who have helped me get to this point. I am so grateful and honored to represent this year as your Miss Heart of Central Kentucky!