HURON — Annie Woodmansey was crowned Miss State Fair 2019 and Brenda Wipf earned the title of Miss Huron Saturday afternoon, at the Miss State Fair Scholarship Competition, on the Dakotaland Stage on the S.D. State Fairgrounds.
Danielle Nowell was selected as Miss State Fair’s Outstanding Teen, while Javonte Madsen won the Miss Huron’s Outstanding Teen title. All four young women will compete at the 2020 Miss South Dakota and Miss South Dakota Outstanding Teen Scholarship Competitions next May in Brookings.
Woodmansey will seek to be the third consecutive Miss State Fair to be crowned Miss South Dakota, following in the footsteps of both Carrie Wintle (Miss State Fair 2017) and Amber Hulse, last year’s winner. Woodmansey was first runner up to Hulse at the Miss S.D. competition in June.
For her win Saturday, Woodmansey, a music teacher in the Mitchell School System, receives $700 in scholarships. She also won a $100 scholarship for earning the Top Talent score in the competition for her flute solo, a bracelet from Smith’s Jewelry of Huron for being named Miss Congeniality by her fellow competitors and $150 for being selected as the winner of the Mary Ellen Vaillancourt Kindness Award.
The Vaillancourt Award is in memory of Mary Ellen Vaillancourt, the mother of Miss S.D. 2010 Loren Vaillancourt Carver and the past director of the Miss State Fair competition.
Wipf, a Huron native and student at Sioux Falls University, receives $500 in scholarships. She presented a poem, “To this Day,” as her talent.
Woodmansey’s crown and sash are sponsored by the S.D. State Fair, while Wipf’s are compliments of the Huron Chamber and Visitor’s Bureau. Both received floral bouquets sponsored by Rainbow Flower Shop and the outfit of their choice at Dakota Darling Boutique.
Madeline Schuelke, a high school senior from Groton was named first runner up in the Miss competition and receives a $200 scholarship.
In the Outstanding Teen competition, Nowell earned her second trip to the state competition, a $150 scholarship and a floral bouquet. She presented a vocal solo for talent. Madsen also earned $150 in scholarship and a bouquet, playing a ukulele and singing for her talent while Laney Titze took home $50 as first runner up in the teens. Titze also won a Smith Jewelry bracelet for being named Miss Congeniality by her fellow competitors.
Other sponsors of the event include Jack’s Campers, the South Dakota Pork Producers and Huron Regional Medical Center