A graduate student has been named Miss South Dakota after impressing pageant judges with her rendition of Europe's "The Final Countdown" on the piano.
HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) — A graduate student has been named Miss South Dakota after impressing pageant judges with her rendition of Europe’s “The Final Countdown” on the piano.
Carrie Wintle, a graduate student at Vanderbilt University in Nashville, was crowned Miss South Dakota on Saturday at the annual pageant. A native of the town of Iroquois, her platform centered on her nonprofit “money $sheep,” whose mission is to teach financial literacy skills to young people.
The Argus Leader reports that Wintle won over $10,000 in scholarships. First runner-up Amber Hulse of Hot Springs won over $5,000 in scholarships.
Wintle will go on to compete in the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City in September.
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