Miss Arkansas City for 2016 is Halle Bucher, the daughter of Aaron and Tasha Bucher. She is a senior at Arkansas City High School.Bucher

“I’m feeling pretty good — it will be a different Arkalalah (for me),” Bucher said.

This year, she will participate in a new way — Miss Ark City participates in Coronation and the Arkalalah Big Parade as a visiting queen.

Bucher said she was excited to be in the opening number at Coronation.

She is involved in many extracurricular activities, such as the honors society, Student Council — she serves as vice president — track, dance team and Junior Soroptimists. She also is a Kansas Honors Scholar.