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Hoeven invites Miss America to State of the Union

Miss America Cara Mund is from Bismarck and will attend the State of the Union next Tuesday night, Jan. 30. Forum News Service file photo

WASHINGTON – U.S. Sen. John Hoeven, R.-N.D.,  announced Wednesday, Jan. 24, that Miss America Cara Mund will be his guest at the President Donald Trump’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, Jan. 30.

“Cara made history becoming the first Miss North Dakota to be crowned Miss America,” said Hoeven. “She is a wonderful example of the bright young people we have in our state. Cara, who served as an intern in my office, has a long history of community and public service and has raised over $78,500 for the Make a Wish Foundation. She does a wonderful job representing North Dakota and our nation as Miss America, and we are glad she has accepted our invitation to the State of the Union.”

As Hoeven’s guest, Mund will join the Secretary of the Senate and all of the U.S. senators for dinner at the Capitol, after which she will attend the address in a joint session of Congress.

As Miss America, Mund is traveling the country speaking on the importance of education and encouraging young women to use their voice to make an impact and become leaders. Mund, who grew up in Bismarck, is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in business, entrepreneurship and organizations. She served as an intern in the Hoeven’s Washington office from August to December 2016.