Sixteen young women from across the state will compete in the Miss South Dakota pageant at 6 p.m. June 14-16, at the Mueller Center. The new Miss South Dakota will take home at least $9,000 in scholarship money and will represent South Dakota at the Miss America Pageant in September.

The public can choose one of the Top 8 Finalists by voting in the People's Choice Contest. Votes cost $1 each and proceeds will provide scholarships through the Miss SD Pageant and the SD Scholarship Foundation. Vote at: