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MISS NORTH DAKOTA 2023
Sydney Helgeson was crowned Miss North Dakota 2023 in June. Originally from Bismarck, North Dakota, Sydney attended The University of Alabama on a full tuition scholarship earned through the Miss America Organization. Sydney graduated from UA in May 2023 with a Bachelor’s of Science in Commerce and Business Administration with a Major in Management, Concentration in Entrepreneurship and Minors in Music and Sales.
Throughout her time as a student, Sydney was very involved in Phi Eta Sigma Honor Society. Sydney held many positions for the UA chapter, including Chapter President, and she was recognized as a National Member of Distinction. She also served as a Student Representative on the National Board of Directors and the 2022 Foy-Sagabiel Undergraduate Scholar-Leader of the Year Award.
Sydney will spend her reign as Miss North Dakota on a state-wide appearance and speaking tour to spread awareness of her Community Service Initiative, “Live United: Building Stronger Communities Together.” Sydney is a long time volunteer and advocate for the United Way and will work to educate students and communities on the importance of volunteerism and community engagement through the United Way and their programs.
Sydney will represent North Dakota at the Miss America Competition in January.