Miranda Mack, 21, of Redfield was crowned Miss South Dakota 2017 Saturday night. Her platform is “All for Music.” For her talent, she performed the operatic aria “Habanera.” Mack is a student at South Dakota State University.
Mack was also awarded the “Ray Peterson Rookie of the Year” $500 scholarship for the first-year contestant with the highest overall score.
Mack will represent South Dakota at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September 2017. The Miss America Pageant will air on ABC on Sunday, September 10.
First runner-up was Miss Rushmore, Carrie Wintle, from Iroquois. Wintle was a preliminary talent winner Thursday evening ($1,000), won the Miracle Maker award for raising the most money for Children’s Miracle Network, a $400 scholarship for being the top fundraiser, the $500 State Community Service Award, and the $1000 Miss America Community Service award.
Second runner-up was Miss Missouri Valley Evy Johnson of Firesteel. Johnson won the preliminary swimsuit award Thursday evening ($400).
Third runner-up was Miss Siouxland Rachel Evangelisto of Rapid City. Evangelisto won the preliminary swimsuit award Friday evening ($400).
Fourth runner-up was Miss Rapid City Isabel MacLachlan of Rapid City. MacLachlan won the preliminary talent award Friday evening ($1,000).