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 2018, we hosted our fourth Miss Amazing Program at the Belbas Center. In our fourth year, we attracted 28 participants and had a sold out show. 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 2019, we hope to host 50 participants, 150 volunteers, and raise $20,000 by gaining even more sponsors.  


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 take 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  |  Taylor Putnam   Click to read more about Taylor Putnam!

South Dakota Miss Amazing | Taylor Putnam

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South Dakota Miss Amazing  |  Samantha Riis Christensen   Click to read more about Samantha Riis Christensen!

South Dakota Miss Amazing | Samantha Riis Christensen

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South Dakota Miss Amazing  |  Amanda Kafka   Click to read more about Amanda Kafka!

South Dakota Miss Amazing | Amanda Kafka

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South Dakota Miss Amazing  |  Olivia Storley   Click to read more about Olivia Storley!

South Dakota Miss Amazing | Olivia Storley

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

South Dakota Miss Amazing | Morgan Rolfson

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South Dakota Miss Amazing Sr. Miss  |  Crystal Hebbring   Click to read more about Crystal Hebbring!

South Dakota Miss Amazing Sr. Miss | Crystal Hebbring

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