What a whirlwind weekend! I had just come off of writing a 150 page paper for my PR Theories course when I arrived at orientation Friday night. Despite my little identity crisis between a stressing college student in the heat of finals and a congenial titleholder, the weekend was wonderful. It's always so inspiring to hear the current Miss MN speak and the judges board talk about what makes a Miss Minnesota. It definitely stoked the fire in my heart about competing. My roommate is Miss Midwest, Kathryn Kueppers, which is exciting because we competed together at Miss Minnesota's Outstanding Teen back in 2014. Molly West and I are excited to be competing side by side as contestant #5 and #6 with our talent and onstage question on Wednesday night and swimsuit and evening gown on Thursday night. I cannot wait for June 9th to role around, but until then, it's back to St. Cloud to finish out my final projects and exams!