Reigning Miss South Dakota State Fair Miranda O'Bryan
A South Dakotan through and through, Miranda O’Bryan, your new Miss State Fair 2022 grew up in Martin, spent her undergraduate college years in Brookings at South Dakota State University with degrees in journalism and history, and now lives in Rapid City, working as an anchor and reporter for KOTA Territory News and KEVN Black Hills FOX.
Miranda began competing within the Miss America Organization her sophomore year of college after her good friend Miranda Mack won Miss South Dakota. Since then she’s held four local titles; Miss Missouri Valley, Miss SDSU, Miss Rolling Plains, and now Miss State Fair.
During her year representing the South Dakota staple and getting ready for the Miss South Dakota competition, Miranda will give back to her community through her social impact initiative, Page Turners: Fall in Love with Reading. With her SII, Miranda takes in gently used books to donate to hospitals and shelters as well as to fill Little Free Libraries her and her dad are currently building to put up across South Dakota. She also uses social media (and in person when available) for Reading Time with Miss State Fair, an interactive reading time anyone can enjoy. Page Turners is for everyone from 4 to 94, so if you’re interested in falling in love with or reigniting a love for reading, reach out! She’d love to tell you more about O’Bryan’s Books and her #DontJudgetheCover blind date books!
You can keep up with Miranda’s year of service by following her on Facebook, Miss State Fair 2022 and on Instagram, @missstatefair.
Reigning Miss South Dakota State Fair Outstanding Teen Natalie Biegler
Hello, my name is Natalie Biegler, a Junior at Timber Lake High School. I'm so excited to be your new Miss State Fair's Outstanding Teen. My passions are volunteering in my community and church, teaching kids to clog and unicycle, and reading. My platform, Inspiring Kids through Reading, focuses on promoting higher levels of literacy on the Cheyenne River Reservation and my community. I am specifically working on getting an Imagination Library in my county. I can't wait to see everyone at the Fair!
Interested in competing in the Miss South Dakota State Fair Scholarship Competition?
- Headshot photo (electronic)
- Proof of South Dakota residency and school fall schedule
- Miss/Teen Resume
- Platform Statement
- Local Pageant Contract for State Fair Scholarship Pageant, signed and notorized
If Miss: CMNH donations total of $100 electronically submitted on www.missamerica4kids.org website
If Teen: entrance fee
Indicate if you need a host home.
Contestant Forms and Paperwork
Children’s Miracle Network Information for Contestants
Miss SD State Fair Scholarship Competition Director
Carolyn & Monica Knutson