Name: Amanda Kronhaus

Title: Miss Apopka 2020

Date of Birth: October 25, 1996

Education: Oklahoma City University – Bachelor of Fine Arts in Acting – 2019 Lake Highland Preparatory School – 2015

Scholastic Ambition: Obtain a Master’s Degree in Acting

Career Ambition: Become a Professional Actress and Motivational Speaker

Social Impact Statement: Health for EveryBody: Promoting Positivity from the Inside Out

Talent: Broadway Vocal – “Everybody Says Don’t”

Scholastic Honors: Graduated Magna Cum Laude; President’s List; Dean’s List; Phi Mu Fraternity Alumnae; Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Duke TIP Scholar; Advanced Placement Credit; Lake Highland Science Fair 3rd Place; Citizenship Award; Honor Council Member

Leadership Roles: Philanthropy Chairwoman, Phi Mu Fraternity; Doorkeeper, Phi Mu Fraternity; Secretary, Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society; Student Professional Position, Oklahoma City University; President, Maitland Academy of the Performing Arts Student Leadership Team; Girl Power Ambassador; Performing Arts Instructor, Voices of Joy; Student Ambassador, Syracuse University Summer College; Audition Assistant, Broadway Artists Alliance

Accomplishments: Recently sang at Feinstein’s/ 54 Below in NYC; Performed twice at Carnegie Hall, New York Pops Spring Gala; Planned Miracle Mac with Phi Mu raising money for CMNH; Raised over $3,000 for New Hope for Kids; Perfect Score Superior Large Group Musical at Florida State Thespian Festival; Oklahoma City University Panhellenic Sister of the Week; Star Member, Broadway Artists Alliance; Outstanding Performance by an Ensemble Member, Stagedoor Manor

Interesting Facts: I am a CMNH Miracle Kid; I am performing as Elsa Schraeder in The Sound of Music at the Icehouse Theatre in Mount Dora this November 15- December 15; I have lost over fifty pounds; I got to sing on Broadway with Hugh Jackman; I have battled Hashimoto’s Thyroiditis and now maintain normal thyroid levels; I am studying to become a personal trainer through the American Council of Exercise; I was born with bilateral hip dysplasia and it was questionable whether or not I could walk again, but I persevered; My dad has a nationally syndicated radio show; I am related to Shakespeare; I can wiggle my ears

Employment: Character Performer, Gaylord Palms Resort and Convention Center (2019-Current); Actor, Dark Horizons (2019-Current); Theatre Instructor, Dramatic Education (2019-Current); Actor, The Dinner Detective (2016-2019); Summer Camp Specialist, City of Moore Summer Day Camp (2018); Inventory Specialist, Oklahoma City University Campus Technology (2017-2018); Accounting/ Payroll, Oklahoma City University (2016-2017)

What three words best describe you? Survivor, Determined, Vibrant

Why I should be Miss Apopka: My mission in life is to use my talents and passions to share my journey and inspire others. By sharing my story of overcoming physical struggles with the residents of Apopka, I know they will be inspired to keep going on their own journeys. In addition, my public speaking as Miss Apopka would include sharing my social impact initiative “Health for EveryBody” where I would motivate people of all ages to love their bodies and adopt healthier habits. Personally, I have overcome the challenges of weight loss, thyroid disease, and multiple hip surgeries. Many people can identify with life handing them similar hurdles. I am here to encourage the people of Apopka that any of them can be climbed and a bright future can be found on the other side. I believe that when you share your story you can change someone else’s. The crown and sash of Miss Apopka puts a spotlight on the girl who wears it. I know that I would use that spotlight to empower this community and make a difference every time I wore it. Most importantly, Apopka has a special place in my heart. This city’s sense of community from its traditions and annual events makes it the hometown everyone wishes they could call “home”. I am lucky enough to have grown up close by and experienced how special it is. I am lucky now to continue to live nearby and travel through this city on a daily basis. Overall, I know that I can use my life’s mission to give the job of Miss Apopka the respect it deserves and use the crown every day to empower the city of Apopka.