Kate Gorman has been Miss Wisconsin for only two days – and she has already started to work on her platform, which is reducing childhood hunger.
The 23-year-old Gorman entered the pageant as Miss La Crosse Oktoberfest. She was crowned on Saturday night in Oshkosh as the state’s representative for the Miss America Pageant in January. Gorman said she has a partnership with Festival Foods, and they hope to arrange 16 food drives throughout the Badger State to benefit hungry children. Gorman graduated last month from U-W La Crosse in elementary art education. Besides the Miss Wisconsin title, she won a 10-thousand-dollar scholarship. The first-runner-up was 23-year-old Katie Williams of Wisconsin Rapids, Miss Heart-of-Wisconsin. She won a two-thousand-dollar scholarship. Elizabeth Kramer of Holmen was the second runner-up, followed by Raquel Bruening of New Berlin and Desiree Geffers of Oshkosh. Sixteen-year-old Madeline Morgan of Oregon was named the Miss Wisconsin Outstanding Teen.