Next up we will feature another of the young ladies who held two of our titles.
"I am Kilie Akers, your Jr Miss Greater Des Moines 2012 (Jr Miss Iowa 2012), and your Miss Greater Des Moines OT 2016. I am now a 20 year old junior pursuing a Pre Med Biology degree at Iowa Wesleyan University. I am hoping to continue on with my education to become a pediatric physician’s assistant at the University of Iowa Stead Family Clinic. I am on the volleyball team, cheer team, and dance team at Iowa Wesleyan. Along with sports, I’m a member of our local sorority, Theta Sigma Rho. My life lesson I have learned is to never give up on your dreams no matter how far away they may seem. After a devastating knee injury, I never thought I would be playing volleyball or be dancing again. After a long 10 months and a lot of hard work, I’ve proved not only the doctors but myself wrong. So, never give up on what you want in life! You are a lot closer than you may think! I am so excited to see where these next few years take me!"