Miss Minnesota 2017
Hometown: Thief River Falls, Minnesota
Platform Issue: Brenna’s Brigade: Juvenile Arthritis Awareness
Talent: Classical Piano
College Major: Bachelor of Music in Theory and Composition pursuing a Master of Music in Composition
Scholastic Ambition: To become a Dean of Graduate Studies at the College of Musical Arts.
Secret Wish or Dream: To perform and visit our nation’s troops overseas on a USO Tour!
My Proud Accomplishment: Earning my teaching license and opening my own piano studio at the age of fourteen. It taught me so much about hard work, dedication, and time management.
Bio: As an advocate for strong families and children, Brianna serves both the Children’s Miracle Network and the Arthritis Foundation. Her family’s organization, “Brenna’s Brigade,” is personally inspired by her nine-year-old sister and together, they provide a network of support, advocacy, and care for families battling Juvenile Arthritis. Brianna is a classically trained pianist and composer who has performed on Minnesota Public Radio and in major concert halls in New York City and international venues. Brianna attributes her successes to hard work, dedication, a love for serving others, and her direct involvement in the Miss America Organization.