NDSU student Stephanie Erickson was named 2013 Miss North Dakota USA in competition held Nov. 18 at NDSUs Festival Concert Hall. Erickson, from Fargo, is a senior majoring in electrical engineering who anticipates graduating at winter commencement Dec. 14.
Erickson will compete at the national level next year, in a pageant televised on NBC. The annual competition consists of evening gown, swimwear and interview portions.
Erickson is a recipient of NDSU's Presidential Scholarship. She is a chapter core member of Students Today Leader Forever on campus, having led several Pay It Forward tours. She also is a member of Blue Key Honor Society, Engineering and Architecture Ambassadors, Society of Women Engineers and the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
For more information on the pageant, visit www.missnorthdakotausa.com.
NDSU is recognized as one of the top 108 public and private universities by the Carnegie Commission on Higher Education.