Photos courtesy of Miss Hot Springs Pageant
LEFT: Miss Title holders included Breanna Remington of Hot Springs, Miss Fall River Balloon Festival; Megan Clark of Huron, Miss Christmas in the Hills; and Calli Mah of Mitchell, Miss Hot Springs.
RIGHT: Outstanding Teen titles went to, from left, Hayden Widvey of Rapid City, Miss Hot Springs Outstanding Teen; Karina Novotny of Hot Springs, Miss Fall River Balloon Festival Outstanding Teen; and Reese Howard of Hot Springs, Miss Christmas in the Hills Outstanding Teen.
HOT SPRINGS – With a theme of “Up, Up and Away,” the Miss Hot Springs Scholarship Competition was held this past Sunday, Jan. 5 at the Mueller Civic Center.
Five Miss candidates and five Outstanding Teens vied for six titles with the reigning Miss South Dakota, Amber Hulse, serving as the emcee for the event and sharing her talent she recently performed at Miss America in December. Amber also shared her experiences she has had through the first half of her reign. Her Operation Overload platform is about impacting students who are preparing for college she shares at schools throughout the state.
The Miss candidates competed in talent, onstage question, social impact, and private interview. Outstanding Teens competed in fitness, interview, onstage question and social impact.
The new title sponsored by the Hot Springs Chamber of Commerce was the Fall River Hot Air Balloon Festival title. Crowned with that title were two young ladies from Hot Springs, including Breanna Remington, a senior at Hot Springs High School, who earned the Miss Fall River Balloon Festival. Earning the Miss Fall River Balloon Festival Outstanding Teen title was Karina Novotny who attends Hot Springs Middle School.
The Miss Hot Springs title went to Calli Mah, from Mitchell who is attending University of Nebraska Lincoln. She has a local connection as her grandparents are Ed and Ginny Coates of Hot Springs. The Miss Hot Springs Outstanding Teen title went to Hayden Widvey, who attends Stevens High School, Rapid City.
The new Miss Christmas in the Hills is Megan Clark, from Iroquois High School, near Huron, while the Miss Christmas in the Hills Outstanding Teen is Reese Howard, who attends West Middle School in Rapid City
These title holders will all compete in Brookings, on May 28-30 for the Miss South Dakota and Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen.