Miss Grand Forks 2017 Lydia Blume

Have you ever competed in pageants before?

Yes! Miss Grand Forks was my fifth pageant ever. Last summer I had the opportunity to compete for Miss SD.

What made you want to compete in the Miss Grand Forks pageant?

I chose to participate in the Miss Grand Forks pageant for a couple of reasons. 1: I love being a part of the Miss America Organization. 2: I wanted to be a titleholder here to give back to the community who has given me a home the past few years. 3: I got to meet some amazing girls from around Grand Forks!

In a few sentences, tell us about your platform.

My platform is Dyslexia Awareness and Education. I serve to make Dyslexia a known learning disability among ND classrooms and provide support for ND's Dyslexics.

What are your hobbies?

On the weekends you can find me at Fighting Hawks Hockey games or Bison Football games. I love coffee and studying the weather.

Tell me about your talent

I have been dancing since the age of four and have been trained in the Cecchetti method of French ballet. I'll be dancing on the Miss ND stage in June, but the type of dance will be kept a surprise!

How do you plan to implement your platform in the Grand Forks community?

I plan to implement my platform in Grand Forks by visiting classrooms and discussing Dyslexia. Dyslexia is known but not talked about. I would love to serve as the voice for Dyslexia in this community.

What do you hope to get out of your year of service?

I hope to make numerous appearances through out my year in the Grand Forks community and on the UND campus. I love getting to know people and would be more than happy to volunteer or help out at any events!

Where do you see yourself in 5 years?

In five years, I see myself on TV! I am currently attending UND majoring in Atmospheric Sciences and hope to become a broadcast meteorologist some day!

What are you most excited about during your year of service?

I'm very excited to be a public figure for the community and volunteer with my sister queens. I'm also very excited to compete for Miss ND in June!

What is your favorite food?

Popcorn. The more butter the better.