HOT SPRINGS | 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 young women competing are Alexandra Smiley, 24, Miss Rushmore, Kadoka; Amber Hulse, 19, Miss Christmas in the Hills, Hot Springs; Annie Woodmansey, 21, Miss Once Upon a Festival, Pierre; Cameron Schroder, 20, Miss Wheel Jam, Huron; Carly Goodhart, 22, Miss Rolling Plains, Sisseton; Carrie Wintle, 24, Miss State Fair, Iroquois; Chesney Garnos, 22, Miss Mitchell, Presho; Evy Johnson, 23, Miss Central States Fair, Firesteel; Heather Egbert, 21, Miss USD, Vermillion; Jackie Bossman, 23, Miss Sioux Falls, Humboldt; Kaitlin O’Neill, 21, Miss Siouxland, Aberdeen; Miranda O’Bryan, 20, Miss Missouri Valley, Martin; Rachel Black, 19, Miss Clay County Fair, Rutland; Rachel Evangelisto, 21, Miss Rapid City, Rapid City; Samantha Gervais, 21, Miss Brookings, Currie, MN; and Sarah Scott, 22, Miss SDSU, Forest Lake, MN.
The Miss South Dakota’s Outstanding Teen competition will be held June 14 and 15 in conjunction with the Miss South Dakota Pageant. The young women competing are AbriOnna Wetzel, 17, Miss Once Upon a Festival’s Outstanding Teen, Rapid City; Elizabeth Hofer, 17, Miss Rushmore’s Outstanding Teen, Bruce; Jaimye Lynn Wininger, 16, Miss Jack’s Outstanding Teen, Brookings; Javonte Madsen, 14, Miss Missouri Valley’s Outstanding Teen, Rapid City; Jessica Benson, 17, Miss Hot Springs’ Outstanding Teen, Rapid City; McKenzie Norton,17, Miss Mitchell’s Outstanding Teen, Mitchell; Payton Steffensen, 15, Miss Christmas in the Hills’ Outstanding Teen, Yankton; and Rio Snyder, 14, Miss Siouxland’s Outstanding Teen, Black Hawk.
A pageant parade will take place at 10 a.m. on Saturday, June 16, through downtown Hot Springs.