Miss Norsk Høstfest
Miss Norsk Høstfest is an excellent opportunity to meet new friends while celebrating your Scandinavian heritage.
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 Judges 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 interested in Scandinavian heritage. Miss Norsk Høstfest candidates will be required to compete in all Scholarship Pageant qualifying rounds (interview/formal wear/swimsuit and talent) in accordance to the Miss Minot pageant. Please refer to the Miss Minot Scholarship Pageant website (www.missminot.com) for more information on requirements in each specific category.
The Miss Norsk Høstfest title winner will receive a $1,000 scholarship, a spot in the Miss North Dakota pageant, gifts from Laila courtesy of Geir Ness, a Dale of Norway sweater, Troentorp Swedish clogs, VIP tickets to all Great Hall shows and the ultimate award - the crown & title of Miss Norsk Høstfest 2016!
Miss Norsk Høstfest 2016
Emily Prock, Miss Norsk Høstfest 2016, views this title as a chance to celebrate a different part of herself. As a child growing up in Texas, much of her heritage experience was tied to her Hispanic mother’s side of the family. After her father was relocated through the military to Minot, Prock started learning more about her Norwegian heritage on her father’s side.
“It’s exciting to have a title that lets me represent a part of me that I’m still discovering and very proud of,” said Prock.
A Minot High School grad, she is now a fifth-year senior at the University of North Dakota studying art education and elementary education. Prock was the featured twirler with the UND marching band for football and basketball. She originally got into pageants as a way to get to know people and practice her skill.
“I thought it was a cool way to bring my sport back to pageants,” said Prock.
As Miss Norsk Høstfest 2016, Prock will play an integral part in this year’s celebration, socializing with festival goers and attending the many events. Prock is looking forward to an immersive cultural experience and hopes to learn more about her own heritage and encourage others to do the same.
“[Being Miss Norsk Høstfest] means I get to represent a culture that’s not very prominent in other areas of the country and use social media to share what makes our culture unique,” said Prock. “It seems that some people here just brush off the fact that they have Scandinavian heritage. I want to ensure that kids understand that their heritage is something to celebrate and be proud of.”
Throughout her year as Miss Norsk Høstfest, Prock will make appearances and present on her platform – Putting the You Back in Beautiful. Focused on positive body image, Prock wants to encourage others to be accepting of their bodies regardless of what size they may wear. As long as they’re happy with how they look and know they’re putting their best foot forward, that’s what matters – not what others think of them.