Local Titleholders

2018 Local Titleholders TBA
Announcing 2017 Local Titleholders TBA

Amber Hulse
Miss Central States Fair 

Hometown: Hot Springs, South Dakota

Age: 18

Talent: Piano/vocal

Platform: Operation Overload

Kaitlin O'Neill
Miss Wheel Jam

Hometown: Groton, South Dakota

Age: 20

Talent: Tap Dance

Platform: Real People, Real Abilities

Annie Woodmansey
Miss Sully County Fair

Hometown: Pierre, South Dakota

Age: 20

Talent: Opera

Platform: Unstoppable Success

Carrie Wintle
Miss Rushmore 

Hometown: Iroquois, South Dakota

Age: 22

Talent:  Piano

Platform: Money Sheep: Financial Literacy & Basic Economic Policy

Rachel Evangelisto
Miss Siouxland 

Hometown: Rapid City, South Dakota

Age:  20

Talent: Praying Mantis Kung Fu

Platform: Resolution Contribution

Carly Goodhart
Miss State Fair 

Hometown: Sisseton, South Dakota

Age: 20

Talent: Vocal

Platform: It Took Three: A Promotion of Heart Health

Madeline Gould
Miss Sioux Falls 

Hometown: Sioux Falls, ,South Dakota

Age: 19

Talent: Tap Dance

Platform: Empowering Positivity 

Isabel MacLachlan
Miss Rapid City 

Hometown:  Rapid City, South Dakota

Age:  18

Talent:  Cello

Platform: The Reality of Pornography

Isbella Garcia
Miss Rolling Plains

Hometown:  Sioux Falls, South Dakota

Age:  23

Talent:  Contemporary Dance

Platform:  For the Love of Language:                          Monolingüismo es Curable. 

Rachel Black
Miss Oahe Days

Hometown:  Rutland, South Dakota

Age:  17

Talent:  Hula Hooping

Platform:  Abolishing the Darkness

Cayla Daley
Miss Hot Springs 

Hometown:   Rapid City, South Dakota

Age:  22

Talent: Hoop Dance

Platform: Volunteerism

Alexandria Schoenberner
Miss Once Upon A Festival

Hometown: Spearfish, South Dakota

Age:  21

Talent:  Jazz Dance

Platform:  The Geena Davis Institute on Gender in the Media

Marley Hanson
Miss USD

Hometown:  Vermillion, South Dakota

Age:  20

Talent:  Pointe Dance

Platform:  Weekend Backpack Program

Miranda Mack
Miss South Dakota State University

Hometown: Redfield, South Dakota

Age: 21

Talent: Opera Vocal

Platform: Extracurricular Involvement for Kids

Heather Egbert
Miss Dakota Plains

Hometown: Acton, California

Age: 20

Talent:  Baton Twirling

Platform: The Four Pads of the Paw: A Call to Responsible Pet Adoption

Evy Johnson
Miss Missouri Valley

Hometown: Firesteel, SD
Age: 22

Talent:  Classical Vocal

Platform: Hidden Treasure: Valuing Senior Citizens

Get involved, have fun, earn scholarships
Whether you want to become a doctor or a dancer, an accountant or an architect, the Miss South Dakota and Miss America Organizations have an opportunity that will help bring you closer to achieving your goals. To become Miss South Dakota and compete for the Miss America crown, a contestant must first win a local competition, a rewarding process that requiring personal commitment, hard work and talent. More than twelve thousand young women participate each year in the local and state events, culminating in the selection of 52 national finalists who vie for the Miss America title. Tens of thousands of volunteers organize the local and state preliminary competitions, promoting community involvement throughout the United States and furthering scholarship and achievement among young women in their communities. 

Becoming a Contestant - Fast Facts:
To compete you must:

• Be between the ages of 17 and 24.
• Be a United States citizen.
• Meet residency requirements for competing in a certain town or state.
• Meet character criteria as set forth by the Miss America Organization.
• Be in reasonably good health to meet the job requirements.
• Be able to meet the time commitment and job responsibilities as set forth by the local program in which you compete.

If you are interested in receiving more information about becoming a contestant in the Miss South Dakota Scholarship Program, click the link below and answer a few questions. Someone will then contact you with more information about becoming a contestant in our system. The road to the Miss America competition begins in a town near you!

Have fun and be part of over $45 million in cash and scholarship awards given out by the Miss America Organization each year.

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