Past Reigning Royalty
Miss Norsk Høstfest 2013
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.”
Studying in Norway
"In the summer of 2014, I will be arriving in Norway. I will be studying at the International Summer School through the University of Oslo. For six weeks, from June 21 to August 1, I will be taking courses in Norwegian language, Scandinavian government and politics, and Norwegian life and society.
In addition to the six weeks of summer school, I plan on staying an extra week to allow myself a chance to see more of Norway, as well as hopefully traveling to other Scandinavian countries. I have also contacted relatives whom I hope to meet.
As I have always dreamed of traveling to Norway, I am very excited to fulfill this goal!"