2022 Miss South Dakota

Hunter Widvey

Miss South Dakota 2022

School: Des Moines University

College Major: Doctor of Osteopathic Medicine

Scholarship Winnings: $23,650

Scholastic Honors: 

-Dean’s List 2019 – 2021
-Graduated with honors in government/international affairs degree
-Member of Tri-Beta Biology Honor Society and Pi Sigma Alpha Government Honor Society
-Accepted into four medical schools

High School:
-Was in the top 1% of graduating high school seniors in South Dakota (2017)

Career Ambition: Trauma Surgeon

Talent: Vocal

Social Impact Initiative: I seek to increase awareness of pediatric cancer through education and advocacy. My ultimate goal is to influence legislation and increase funding to help children live long and healthy lives.

What is the best advice you’ve ever received? “Go Big or Go Home.” My dad has always taught me to shoot for the stars and follow my dreams no matter how big they are. He instilled this advice in me at a young age, which helped me believe I could do anything. Whether it is just completing a project at school or competing at Miss America, I will always give 100% because there is no reason to waste your time if you aren’t going all in!