South Dakota Miss Amazing is a point of light with statewide impact.


Our Story

In April 2015, South Dakota hosted its first annual Miss Amazing Pageant at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD. During that first year, we had six girls and women participate in our event. 

After gaining experience from hosting its first year's pageant, South Dakota Miss Amazing worked tirelessly to spread the word about our "one of a kind" event. We gained sponsors and volunteers, who helped our organization grow, allowing us to widen our net and provide more opportunities to our participants. As another part of our promotion process, we also adopted North Dakota, a state who does not yet have a pageant of its own. 

In April 2016, we hosted our second Miss Amazing Pageant at Augustana University. In our second year, we grew from 6 participants to almost 40 participants - a very exciting growth rate! We partnered with Augustana University football for another year and these young men escorted our amazing participants onto the stage. In addition, we were able to provide hair and makeup application to our participants, which the participants loved! Throughout the event, everyone involved was smiling, laughing, and having fun. 

Our goal for South Dakota Miss Amazing is to continue our growth. In 2017, we hope to host 75 participants, roughly 80 buddies or volunteers, and raise $14,000 by gaining even more sponsors. This year, our event will again be hosted at Augustana University in Sioux Falls, SD and we will be splitting our event into two days to accommodate our goals. 


Our Approach

NURTURE A SISTERHOOD

We offer a chance for women from different walks of life to learn from each other and develop a valuable support system.

BUILD
LIFE SKILLS

We provide opportunities for girls and women with disabilities to test their boundaries and toke on new challenges.

INCREASE
VISIBILITY

We provide a public platform for girls and women with disabilities to define themselves on their own terms and dispel stereotypes. 


Meet the Queens

Meet the queens who will be representing South Dakota at the National Miss Amazing Pageant! Scroll over their pictures to learn more about each queen. 

South Dakota Miss Amazing Preteen | Karley Hento Click to read more about Karley Hento! 

South Dakota Miss Amazing Preteen | Karley Hento

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South Dakota Miss Amazing Teen | Morgan Rolfson Click to read more about Morgan Rolfson! 

South Dakota Miss Amazing Teen | Morgan Rolfson

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South Dakota Miss Amazing Miss | Sara Zwahr Click to read more about Sara Zwahr! 

South Dakota Miss Amazing Miss | Sara Zwahr

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South Dakota Miss Amazing Jr. Teen | Skylar Jones Click to read more about Skylar Jones! 

South Dakota Miss Amazing Jr. Teen | Skylar Jones

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South Dakota Miss Amazing Jr. Miss | Morgan Meagher Click to read more about Morgan Meagher! 

South Dakota Miss Amazing Jr. Miss | Morgan Meagher

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South Dakota Miss Amazing Sr. Miss | Danielle Boehmer Click to read more about Danielle Boehmer! 

South Dakota Miss Amazing Sr. Miss | Danielle Boehmer

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