Audrey Hysler, a 2016 O’Connor High School graduate recently traveled to Houston to participate in the Texas South National American Miss Pageant. She and numerous others participated in Evening Gown, Casual, and Spokesmodel competition hoping to win the crown and a trip to the National pageant.
Hysler breezed through the preliminary round to a coveted spot in the finals. The finale of the pageant was held on Monday, June 19.
Although Hysler did not win the Miss Texas crown, she did receive a bid to Nationals as the winner of the Heart of Service Award.
Hysler, no stranger to pageants, served as the 2016 Miss Helotes representing the Helotes Festival Association and Helotes in surrounding events. As Miss Helotes, she earned a $3,500 scholarship for college. Hysler was hoping to add to her scholarship total during the National American Miss pageant.
When Hysler is not commanding the stage at a pageant, she is studying nursing and working for the August Heart Foundation.
The August Heart Foundation assists student athletes suffering with a heart condition. A mission close to Hysler whose high school athletic career was cut short because of a heart condition. Recently Hyler received a surgical procedure to correct Wolff-Parkinson-White syndrome. This syndrome creates and extra electrical pathway between the upper and lower chambers of the heart. This electrical pathway causes a rapid heartbeat which may cause serious heart problems.