Anderson, Bain reign as '01 Dakota Days royalty Meaghan Anderson and Mark Bain were named Miss Dakota and Mr. Dakota on Friday, Oct. 12 at the Coyote Capers Variety Show in Slagle Auditorium.
The D-Days royalty was selected from seven Miss Dakota and seven Mr. Dakota finalists, which were revealed last week. The presiding couple was chosen by university students through an on-line election held Oct. 10-11.
Anderson, daughter of Keith and Arlyce Anderson, Pierre, has been involved with the Dakota Days committee as the overall co-chair. She has also been part of the Omicron Delta Kappa honor society and volunteered for Adopt-A-Highway and Meals on Wheels. She is a biology major with a minor in chemistry. Anderson was sponsored by Kappa Alpha Theta.
Bain, son of Frank and Shirley Bain, Aberdeen, is majoring in biology with a minor in chemistry. He has been part of Mortar Board, Golden Key, and Order of Omega honor societies. He has volunteered his time for Adopt-A-Highway and the Sioux Falls soup kitchen. Bain was sponsored by Delta Tau Delta.
Other candidates for Miss South Dakota included: Denise Campbell, daughter of Patrick and Patricia Campbell, Sioux Falls; Kristi Crowser, daughter of Jim and Carla Crowser, Sturgis; Haley Hubregtse, daughter of Cal and Joyce Hubregtse, Lennox; Julia Middendorf, daughter of Steve and Barb Middendorf, Carroll, IA; Valerie Schultz, daughter of Terry Schultz and Peggy Nielson, Rapid City; and Erika Simonsen, daughter of Chip and Mary Simonsen, Yankton.
Other candidates for Mr. Dakota included: Dereck Budahl, son of Lonnie and Bonnie Budahl, Clear Lake; Nick DeJong, son of Doug and Jeannie DeJong, Lennox; Joel Farmer, son of James and Linda Farmer, Sioux Falls; Bruce Gisi, son of Rocky and Helen Gisi, Bowdle; Todd Hyronimus, son of Virgil and Nancy Hyronimus, Sioux Falls; and Rob Ness, son of Larry and Diane Ness, Yankton.