Cara Mund has been admitted to law school at the College of Notre Dame, but that will be put on hold for at least a year as she has another commitment. She will be touring the country in her capacity of Miss America 2018. Mund was crowned on Sunday night.
She has an impressive resume. She’s the first Miss North Dakota to wear the crown and only the third Miss Dakota to make it to the Top Ten. In the competition, she was a First runner-up of the Jean Bartel Quality of Life Award which comes with an additional $4,000 Scholarship.
An honors graduate of Brown University, she was a charter member of the Kappa Delta chapter. She served as VP of Community Service and Chapter President. She was named as a Corre Anding Stegall Collegiate Leadership Award winner. It’s Kappa Delta’s highest collegiate individual award.
In addition, in 2012, as a senior at Century High School in Bismarck, North Dakota, she was one of three North Dakota seniors to win a P.E.O. STAR Scholarship. She also became a member of P.E.O., Nebraska Chapter BF.
Mund, who started her trek to Miss America as the Miss Northern Lights contestant in the Miss North Dakota pageant, is the second Kappa Delta to wear the Miss America crown. The first was Miss America 1983, Debra Maffett, an initiate of the Kappa Delta chapter at Sam Houston State University.
I believe Mund is the first member of P.E.O. to be crowned Miss America.