Platform: Think First America
Hometown: Gettysburg, Pennsylvania
School: The University of Alabama
Kayla Repasky, a 22 year-old native of Gettysburg, PA, is a senior at the University of Alabama studying to obtain a Bachelor of Science in Nursing. Her career ambition is to ultimately become a Nurse Anesthetist. She is a member of the Phi Sigma Theta Honor Society and the Order of Omega. An accomplished dancer, she received her formative years of training at the Hanover Children’s Ballet Theatre and Company. She has danced in various places around the country including on the Beauty and the Beast Stage in Walt Disney World.
Kayla’s personal platform is Think First America, a 501(c)(3) nonprofit organization that she founded. She has created education programs to promote anti-bullying and to educate K-12 students on how to use technology responsibly and fight against cyber-bullying. She published a children’s book “Buddy and the Bully” to help parents and educators teach kindness and discuss bullying to young children. Kayla has been awarded the Daily Point of Light Award #6292, President’s Volunteer Service Award, and has been designated a Champion Organization with Pacer’s National Bullying Prevention Center. As Miss Pennsylvania, she will serve as the goodwill ambassador for all five of Pennsylvania’s Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. She is also an advocate for STEM Education.