On Saturday evening, July 13, Miranda O’Bryan, 21, of Martin, was chosen as the new Miss Rolling Plains held at the University of Sioux Falls, Jescke Fine Arts Center. The Miss Siouxland Competition featured 24 candidates from the Siouxland Area.
As Miss Rolling Plains, O’Bryan will receive a $1000 scholarship and the opportunity to compete for Miss South Dakota in Brookings, in May 2020. Currently a student at South Dakota State University, Miranda is majoring in journalism and history and hopes to pursue a career in broadcast journalism.
During her year as Miss Rolling Plains, she will travel throughout the area advocating for her community service project, A Family for Everyone.
Callee Bauman Wacther, Executive Director of the Miss Siouxland Scholarship Foundation commented on the new Miss Siouxland. “Miss Siouxland embodies the qualities a role model for young women and girls should have. She’s talented, ambitious and accomplished. We are excited to support her in her year of service.”
Established in 2009, the Miss Siouxland Scholarship Foundation provides opportunities for young women to achieve their personal and professional ambitions. Candidates also participate in community service activities and develop leadership skills that help them excel in their chosen career and life goals.
A 501c3 non-profit in the state of South Dakota and an affiliate of the Miss America Organization, the Miss Siouxland Scholarship Foundation has made available more than $6000 in scholarships and in-kind funds to women throughout the state.
The Miss America Organization, a 501(c)4 non-profit organization, is the nation’s leading advocate for women’s education and the largest provider of scholarship assistance to young women in the United States, awarding millions of dollars annually.
The Miss America Organization is comprised of 52 licensed organizations, including all 50 states, Washington, D.C., and Puerto Rico. Miss America contestants contribute tens of thousands of community service hours annually and have raised millions for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals and Miss America scholarships since 2007.