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Tea Area High School graduate wins National TitleOlson crowned 2023 USA Ambassador Ms.

Caitlin Olson a former Tea Area High School graduate, was crowned the 2023 USA Ambassador Ms. on Friday, July 28 in Orlando, Florida.

The U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant is a charity driven organization that promotes Success through Leadership, Integrity, Character, and Confidence in today’s young women. Founded in the fall of 2010, by the mother-daughter team of Barbara and Kristin Thurston, the Pageant was established to promote each contestant’s individual strength and to encourage its queens, contestants, and families to serve as ambassadors in their communities.

To date, the U.S.A. Ambassador Pageant has donated to over 100 different charity organizations across the country and continues to support the Big Brothers Big Sisters organization, which serves as their National Charity Beneficiary.

Contestants are required to compete in interview, USA fashion wear, evening gown and onstage conversation.

Caitlin also participated in optional competitions where she was the winner in spokes model, photogenic glamour, and photogenic natural, first runner up in runway modeling, and second runner up in supermodel.

Caitlin will spend the next year working with her backpack program, Home to Home A Backpack to Hold, donating backpacks full of essentials to children in the foster care system. She looks forward to partnering with companies and small businesses to make a difference in communities across South Dakota as well as the United States.


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