Miss South Dakota USA
Miss South Dakota USA 2018
On October 1, 2017 Madison Nipe was crowned Miss South Dakota USA 2018. Madison says “This was a moment in time that changed my life forever. I am honored to represent the great state of South Dakota and I am anxious to embark on this journey to becoming the next Miss USA!”
Madison grew up in Madison, South Dakota where she also attended school. Throughout middle school and high school, she participated in varsity sports including basketball, track, cross country, and cheerleading. She was the team captain in basketball and earned multiple MVP’s in cross country and basketball and medaled several times in the state track meet. Her senior year, she received the Golden “M” Award for lettering in 3 sports all four years of high school. Madison appreciates the lessons of character, teamwork, dedication and leadership that she learned from competitive sports.
Madison is now a 21-year-old student majoring in Biology at the University of South Dakota. She is planning to pursue a career in Dentistry upon her graduation. While pursuing her degree, Maddie has proven to be an outstanding leader. She is the president of her university Biology Club, Vice President of the Pre-Dental Club, the Rush/ Recruitment Chairman for her sorority and an Ambassador of Fraternity and Sorority Life on her campus. Maddie has been named to the Dean’s list and is a current member of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars.
Maddie is dedicated to her community and to a number of charitable organizations. She participates in the Big Pal Little Program, where she mentors young girls in her community. She volunteers at the Backpack program and she raises money annually for the Children’s Miracle Network of South Dakota. Madison also helped champion awareness of women’s heart health issues and raised $35,000 through her involvement in Red Dress Gala and The Alpha Phi Foundation. She says, “I feel blessed to have an opportunity to give back to a community and state that have given me so much.”
Maddie is currently employed as a model at Filly Flair boutique. She has done modeling for numerous fashion shoots and runway shows including modeling for Project Runway designers. In her spare time, Madison enjoys maintaining an active and fit lifestyle by running and working out daily. She also enjoys paddle boarding and jet skiing at her family lake home. Maddie says, “The best times of my life are those spent with friends and family. I cherish the moments when we are together.”
Lastly, a note from Miss South Dakota USA 2018 herself: “I am so very grateful for the opportunity to be your Miss South Dakota USA 2018! This is truly a dream come true. Not only will I be meeting wonderful, empowering women, I will also be able to grow and better myself throughout this process. Thank you for your support!”