Katie Rachel Olson

North Dakota 2018

Katie Rachel Olson

State: North Dakota

School: North Dakota State University

College Major: Elementary Education

Scholarship Winnings: $14,705

Social Impact Initiative: The Motivation Mindset: Positivity at Every Turn

Miss America empowered me to: be the best version of myself. Every day as Miss North Dakota I’m inspired to be my best self. Every opportunity is a blessing and I always want to put my best foot forward, not only as a representative of my state but as Katie.

Bio: Growing up within the Miss America Organization has been such a blessing, and I’m so grateful to now be competing at Miss America and to get to share my social impact statement, the motivation mindset: Positivity at every turn! There is no end to what we can achieve when we have the right mindset and motivation. I can’t wait to use my year of service to help teach others about their mindset and the tools they can use to motivate themselves every day. A healthy mindset is the first step to living a healthy life.

Photo credit: Yachin Parham