Karriman and Anderson chosen as Miss SDSU and Miss Brookings

Darcie Walkes

Darcie Walkes

Lisa Karriman and Sally Anderson were crowned as Miss SDSU and Miss Brookings 2002 on March 24 at the 52nd Annual Scholarship Pageant in the Doner Auditorium.

Karriman and Anderson were among the nine contestants in the pageant. Other contestants were Amy Vickeroy of Volga; Laci Greenfield of Dolan; Amber Jensen of Billings, Mont.; Amanda Yager of Sioux City, Iowa; Rhonda Odens of Sioux Falls; Stefanie Manning of Brandon; and Valerie Falken of Brookings.

In addition to the honors of being crowned Miss SDSU and Miss Brookings, Karriman and Anderson received a $1000 scholarship and a SDSU Wellness Cardio Card and will compete in the Miss South Dakota pageant in Hot Springs on June 20 through 22. The winner of the pageant will advance to the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City.

Manning was chosen as First Runner-up for Miss South Dakota. First Runner-up for Miss SDSU was Vickeroy. Both Runner-ups receive a $150 scholarship. Pageant contestants voted Yager as Miss Congeniality.

The contestants were judged in several categories: an afternoon interview with the judges, swimsuit/fitness modeling, a talent performance and evening wear. Miss SDSU is awarded to the contestant with the top points; Miss Brookings is awarded to the contestant in second place with point totals.

Pageant entertainers, starring Andrea Twedt, Miss SDSU 2001, performed in between the different judging categories, while the contestants prepared for the next segment. Ted Heeren, Tim Mulhair, Jon Melby and Justin Droegemueller joined Twedt with singing and dancing. Matt Nesmith was the pageant’s emcee.

Twedt, of Custer, and Tracy Jahn, of Brookings, were crowned Miss SDSU and Miss Brookings in 2001.

Twedt, an SDSU mechanical engineering major from Custer, attended the Miss South Dakota pageant last summer. “It’s difficult competing and being supportive of other girls. The women are just remarkable. All of them have their talents and downfalls.”