Miss South Dakota 2021 preparing for Miss America Pageant

The 2021 Miss South Dakota is a Groton native, Kaitlin O'Neill.
Updated: Jun. 14, 2021 at 8:37 AM CDT
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BROOKINGS, S.D. (Dakota News Now) - Kaitlin O’Neill was crowned Miss South Dakota 2021 in Brookings on June 5th. She now is preparing for the Miss America Pageant that will be in Connecticut in December of this year.

She said she will start preparing now, especially for the interview portion of the competition.

O’Neill’s social impact initiative is called “Bloom - Healthy Mind, Healthy Body, Healthy You.” Between now and December, she’s hoping to encourage people, especially kids, to create a healthy lifestyle to maintain their mental health.

O’Neill graduated from Minnesota State University- Mankato in 2020.

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