The reigning Miss Kansas made a visit to Starbase.
Sargent Theresa Vail visited Kansas Starbase in Topeka Tuesday morning.
The Kansas Starbase is at the 190th air refueling wing at Forbes Field.
Vail, a dental technician with the Kansas National Guard’s Medical Detachment, spoke with 5th grade students taking part in the Starbase Program.
She praised the program for making science interesting to students.
“That’s the future of the United States of America it’s science engineering technology and math that’s our future our kids need to get involved in it,” Vail said.
Starbase is a Department of Defense program designed to bring interest in science technology, math and engineering in elementary school students.
Vail was crowned Miss Kansas in 2013 and named the People’s Choice Winner during the Miss America Pageant