Mrs. Alaska

There were several other awards given during the event.
Not only is a new Mrs. Alaska America crowned, the pageant
recognizes the accomplishments of the contestants in several other areas:

Opening Number Intro: Garriel Freemen
Most Children:  Kersten Gomez and Danielle Chavez
Wedding Photo: Jana Powell
Photogenic:  K
athleen Groth
Most Years Married:  Vanessa Sturman
Ticket Sales:  Kerten Gomez
Top Model:  Patricia Cook
Most Spirited: Liz Jaqua
Miss Congeniality:  Jana Powell
Friendship:  Klara Higashi
Best Thank you Letter:  Danielle Chavez
Community Service:  Tala Ianu
Business Woman of the Year:  Jana Powell
Contestant's Choice:  Zoya DeNure Schandelmeier
Best Smile:  Jennifer Rappuhn
People's Choice:  Kersten Gomez
Ad Sales Ambassador:  Jana Powell     Ad Sales Diplomat:  Zoya DeNure Schandelmeier
Handsome Husband:  Matthew Bauman husband of Ashley Bauman
Winner                  Kersten Gomez            Soldotna
1st   Runner-up      Klara Higashi               Anchorage
2nd Runner-up      Shauna Tomlinson       Eagle River
3rd  Runner-up      Kaley McGlasson          Kenai
4th  Runner-up      Jana Powell                 Palmer
5th  Runner-up      Delana Green              Soldotna          
Congratulations to Kersten Gomez of Soldotna, Alaska
2017 Mrs. Alaska America
Mrs. Alaska America Class of 2017
                                                                Winner's Circle

        5th Runner Up                    4th Runner Up                    2nd Runner Up                  Winner                    1st Runner Up                  3rd Runner Up
         Delana Green                     Jana Powell                    Shauna Tomlinson        Kersten Gomez            Klara Higashi                 Kaley McGlasson
Saturday evening, May 13, 2017 the stage at Bartlett High School Auditorium in Anchorage was packed with anxious husbands, friends and family members as women from across Alaska
competed for the title of Mrs. Alaska America during the 41st  annual Mrs. Alaska-America Pageant and the 20th Anniversary under the direction of Rita Corwin and Christy Snoddy.

The event consisted of several on-stage productions to include a physical fitness segment, evening gown presentation where the ladies were escorted by their husbands and interviews with a
prestigious panel of judges, the ultimate prize and title of Mrs. Alaska America 2017 went to Kersten Gomez. She and her husband Terry live in Soldotna, Alaska. Kersten is a 2nd Grade
Teacher and has been nominated 5 times by BP as Teacher of the Year.

Kersten will be on her way to the Mrs. America Pageant to represent Alaska at the annual celebration of Mrs. America in August in Las Vegas.  Additionally she will be making personal
appearances throughout Alaska during her year’s reign.  For more information contact Rita Corwin at