June 10, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
WILLISTON After three days of competition in the oil boom town of Williston, a Grand Forks woman has been crowned Miss North Dakota. Continue Reading
June 5, 2013 in The Dickinson Press
WILLISTON As the young women wearing crowns filed into Wildcat Pizza here, every head turned. A table full of women let alone pageant contestants is a rare sight in this male-dominated oil boom town, enough to prompt guys to get out their camera phones. Continue Reading
September 3, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
This year, the Grand Forks pageant again will crown three women, eligible to compete for Miss North Dakota. But for the first time ever, one of them will be eligible to compete for Miss Minnesota. Continue Reading
May 12, 2012 in Grand Forks Herald
Jaci Stofferahn, 23, of Fargo, Miss North Dakota, will compete June 3 in the 61st Miss USA pageant in Las Vegas, with the winner representing the United States at Miss Universe 2012. A proud uncle, Curtis Stofferahn of Grand Forks, has researched family history for many years, tracing the Strand line back to the 1500s. He recently sent a note and Jaci’s photograph to a relative in Norway. A regional newspaper there ran the photo along with a brief account of Syvert Strand’s journey to America and his descendant’s beauty pageant success. Continue Reading
July 8, 2011 in The Jamestown Sun
The Miss North Dakota High School America Pageant is set for this weekend at the Jamestown Civic Center.
The location is a pageant first, said Tricia Seckerson, pageant director and former Mrs. North Dakota 2008. Jamestown rarely hosts pageants, Seckerson said. But this year, the pageant location is in the director’s city of residence as well as the current title-holder’s.
Mercede Christ, 14, was crowned Miss North Dakota High School 2010.
Christ and Seckerson are sisters.
October 8, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Winners advance to state, national pagentsNineteen women will compete for the Miss Grand Forks, Miss Empire and Miss Eastern Dakota crowns on Oct. 23 at Empire Arts Center, Grand Forks, in pageant competition that will lead to the Miss North Dakota and Miss America titles. Continue Reading
June 13, 2010 in Grand Forks Herald
Miss Grand Forks became Miss North Dakota on Saturday night and now will work on the Miss America thing. Beth Dennison, a UND nursing student from Hutchinson, Minn., was named Miss North Dakota 2011 at the pageant held Saturday in the high school gym in Williston, N.D.Continue Reading