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Former Miss America Cara Mund, a North Dakota native, graduates from Harvard Law School

Cara Mund, who was Miss America in 2018, served as the National Goodwill Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and supported troops through the United Service Organizations.

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North Dakotan Cara Mund, who was Miss America in 2018, graduated from Harvard Law School.
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FARGO — Cara Mund, the only woman from North Dakota to become Miss America, has graduated from Harvard Law School with cum laude honors.

“This is just the launching pad for what I hope to accomplish next,” Mund said in a statement issued Friay, June 3. “I am so proud to be a North Dakotan. I would have never become Miss America or a Harvard Law School graduate without the determination, courage, and character instilled in me by the incredible people of North Dakota.”

Mund, a Bismarck native who was Miss America in 2018, served as the National Goodwill Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, worked with the Make-A-Wish Foundation and supported troops through the United Service Organizations.

At Harvard Law School, Mund was a teaching fellow, executive editor of operations for the Harvard Journal of Sports and Entertainment Law, a team member of the HLS Mock Trial Association, an editor for the Harvard Journal on Legislation and the Harvard Journal of Law and Gender, and a member of the Women’s Law Association. She also was a certified student attorney in North Dakota and Massachusetts.

In graduating, Mund received the 2022 Kristin P. Muniz Memorial Award, which honors a graduate who's shown dedication to representing clients in criminal courts. She was also recognized as one of the graduates who did more than 1,000 hours of pro bono work.

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