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Miss SD’s Teen 2023, Nevaeh Kee, crowns her successor, Briley Steffensen.
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New Miss SD Teen crowned Friday night

BROOKINGS, S.D. – Briley Steffensen, 17, was crowned Miss South Dakota’s Teen Friday evening. Her talent for the competition was a musical theater dance, and her community service initiative is Be True 2 You. She will be a senior at Harrisburg High School this fall, and her parents are Emily Smith and Tony Steffensen. The title comes with a $3,000 scholarship.

First runner-up was Amelie Wilcox of Rapid City. She received $1,000 in scholarships.

Second runner-up went to Evian Johnson of Brookings, earning $800 in scholarships. Third runner-up was Taya Ritterbush of Hot Springs, taking home a $600 scholarship. Fourth runner-up was Arianna Galles of Rapid City, winning a $400 scholarship.

Steffensen will represent South Dakota at the 2025 Miss America’s Teen Competition.

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