We will be posting the contestant/candidate pictures this weekend, but we wanted to end our series with our very first Miss Greater Des Moines Kourtney Richards. "I have been living in the Washington, DC area professionally acting at the Keegan Theater and Toby’s Dinner Theater. Most recently, I performed in “Grease” “Hunchback of Notre Dame” and “As You Like It.” I’ll always be thankful for my time and involvement in the Miss America Scholarship Program! I absolutely loved being the first Miss Greater Des Moines in 2011. I learned skills while volunteering that I have carried over into every job I’ve had since then. I’m also thankful for the friends I made along the way ☺️ I love living in DC but also miss Des Moines. I’m proud to be from a city that is continually growing in so many ways" Thank you Kourtney!