RAPID CITY – Jaimye Lynn Wininger of Brookings is the newly crowned Miss South Dakota High School America, 2019.
She was awarded the title at a crowning ceremony for the Miss South Dakota Jr. High/High/Collegiate pageant in Rapid City, Dec. 1. She represented Brookings High School in evening gown (40 percent), fun-fashion (20 percent) and in interview (40 percent) competitions during the pageant.
The Miss High School America Scholarship Pageant Organization was started in 2009, for the purpose of providing personal and professional opportunities for young women. Its goal is to provide outstanding junior high, high school and collegiate girls the opportunity to compete in a prestigious national-level scholarship pageant.
The Miss High School America Pageant Organization, partnered with the Livingston Foundation, has awarded over $300,000 in cash scholarship to national winners over the past 10 years. Each national winner is awarded prize package totaling over $70,000 in scholarships, travel, wardrobe, photoshoots and prizes each year.
Wininger will promote BRAVE. The official national platform is an anti-bullying campaign of the Miss Jr. High, High School, and Collegiate America Organization. BRAVE stands for Building Respect and Values for Everyone. Its mission is to promote building respect and value through classroom, library and community presentations to school-aged children and their parents to create awareness and to promote a bully-free and safe environment as well as reduce the effects of bullying and awareness of bullying in schools and communities.
Wininger will make appearances and promote her platform around the state, in its communities and schools.
The Miss High School America National Pageant will take place in Little Rock Arkansas, June 24-29, 2019.