Arkansas City High School senior Katie DiVall was named Miss Arkansas City in September and will appear at this year’s Arkalalah Coronation.
She is the daughter of Kenny and Melissa DiVall.
Katie did not anticipate being named Miss Arkansas City.
“It is my understanding that school staff nominated me for Miss Ark City … I am very humbled and appreciate the honor,” she said.
Highly involved DiVall
DiVall is involved in a myriad of activities at the high school, as well as her church.
“I’ve been involved in band all four years of high school and this year, I got the honor to have the role as one of the drum majors, which has been a great experience,” she said.
Drum majors are students chosen to act as conductors during marching band season.
“I’ve also been in National Honor Society for three years, and this year I am serving as the vice president,” DiVall said.
She also has participated in Student Council for two years and recently was chosen as the Soroptimist Girl for October.
Mission trip and future plans
In 2016, DiVall traveled to Kenya with Northside Baptist Church on a mission trip.
“I was blessed to share this experience with my dad and several friends,” she said. “We were able to get to learn another culture and share our love of Christ with others.
“My passion to help others isn’t limited to disadvantaged people. I think it is an innate passion to help any person who is in need and that simply comes from the heart.”
After graduating from high school, DiVall plans to attend the University of Nebraska.
Her fields of study will be chemistry and mathematics, in which she plans to double major.
“I either want to eventually get into chemical engineering or go to medical school so I can eventually get involved in an organization similar to Doctors Without Borders,” she said.