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As the young women wearing crowns filed into Wildcat Pizza here, every head turned. A table full of women - let alone pageant contestants - is a rare sight in this male-dominated oil boom town, enough to prompt guys to get out their camera phones.
Miss North Dakota USA 2013, Stephanie Erickson, has a bit of an unusual background for a beauty queen. The Fargo woman recently graduated from North Dakota State University with an electrical engineering degree and was one of only a few women in her graduating class.
Jaci Stofferahn, 23, of Fargo, Miss North Dakota, will compete June 3 in the 61st Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas, with the winner representing the United States at Miss Universe 2012. A proud uncle, Curtis Stofferahn of Grand Forks, has researched family history for many years, tracing the Strand line back to the 1500s. He recently sent a note and Jaci’s photograph to a relative in Norway. A regional newspaper there ran the photo along with a brief account of Syvert Strand’s journey to America and his descendant’s beauty pageant success.
Winners advance to state, national pagents Nineteen women will compete for the Miss Grand Forks, Miss Empire and Miss Eastern Dakota crowns on Oct. 23 at Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, in pageant competition that will lead to the Miss North Dakota and Miss America titles.
About Beth Dennison: Beth Dennison held the title of Miss Grand Forks when she was crowned Miss North Dakota 2011 in Williston, N.D., earlier this month. Dennison, 21, grew up in Hutchinson, Minn., and is a nursing student at UND.
Miss Grand Forks became Miss North Dakota on Saturday night and now will work on the Miss America thing. Beth Dennison, a UND nursing student from Hutchinson, Minn., was named Miss North Dakota 2011 at the pageant held Saturday in the high school gym in Williston, N.D.
Thursday night was a practice run for Miss Eastern North Dakota Emily Burkland, Miss Grand Forks Beth Dennison and Miss Empire Stephanie Erickson, all of whom won their titles Jan. 16 at the Empire, and will be competing for the Miss North Dakota title June 12 in Williston, N.D.
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