Hope native named 2024 Miss North Dakota

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(Williston, ND) – There is a new Miss North Dakota.

Hope native Sophia Richards was crowned Saturday evening in Williston and Miss West Fargo Sophia Richards was named the newest Miss North Dakota, succeeding Bismarck native Sydney Helgeson.

Richards’ community service initiative was BIO Girls, a Fargo-based 501c3 “on a mission to improve self-esteem in adolescent girls through self-determination and service to others.”

She is a 2023 graduate of NDSU.