Katelyn Johnson, a Hazen, ND, native, has taken the reign as the 2013 Miss Norsk Høstfest.
Johnson is of Norwegian and Swedish descent with her Scandinavian roots tracing back to Telemark, Trondheim, Edisvold and Sigdahl in Norway and Strom, Sweden.
“Being Miss Norsk Høstfest has been a goal of mine since I was little,” Johnson said. “For as long as I can remember, the Høstfest has been an instrumental part of my life. Knowing I get to fulfill my goal of being 2013 Miss Norsk Høstfest is an amazing feeling.”
As 2013 Miss Norsk Høstfest, Johnson will represent Norsk Høstfest during the festival and throughout the year at several functions, including participating in the North Dakota State Fair parade.
“I hope to be able to increase interest in Scandinavian heritage during my reign,” she said. “And of course, help all guests have a wonderful Høstfest experience.”
About Miss Norsk Høstfest Crowning
Miss Norsk Høstfest is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends while celebrating your Scandinavian heritage.
Candidates must meet specific qualifications in order to be considered for the Miss Norsk Høstfest title. The Selection Committee will conduct candidate interviews in September and will be looking for someone with a friendly personality who is eager to meet the public (particularly Norsk Høstfest patrons), an articulate speaker willing to give interviews, and someone interested in Scandinavian heritage.
If this sound like you, please read through the qualifications below and complete the online application.
Interviews will be held Saturday, September 13, 2014 with Miss Norsk Høstfest being crowned after the process.
Deadline for entries is Monday, September 9, 2014. Applications will be available in April, 2014.
1. Must be of Scandinavian heritage (Danish, Finnish, Icelandic, Norwegian, or Swedish).
2. Must be unmarried and between the ages of 17 to 22.
3. Must be available to attend this year's Norsk Høstfest (Oct. 1-5, 2013) and take part in the variety of activities
during the festival.
4. Must be willing to represent Norsk Høstfest at other specified occasions throughout the coming year.