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International Pageant

July 27th and 28th


The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen South Dakota International®

Alaina Bertsch

1.What is the funniest thing you believed as a child?
Summer--because I get the chance to visit with family that live out of state, celebrate my birthday in June, the 4th of July, and enjoy activities I don't always have time for during the school year, like--jewelry crafting, swimming, golfing and playing with my dog, Polo.

2.What is the one talent you wish you had?
I'm as comfortable swinging a hammer as I am wearing a pair of heels. I enjoy designing and crafting wood furniture. Using reclaimed wood, I built my Grandmother a wooden table and was offered $500 for it; of course, I didn't sell it--I made it for my Grandmother!

3.Other than your family, who is your biggest supporter?
I live in Mitchell, South Dakota, population 15,000 and home of the World's Only Corn Palace! The railroads and Native American culture are a large part of our community's history; and every summer British archeology students come to study and "dig" for artifacts near Lake Mitchell.

4.What is the best costume you’ve ever worn for Halloween?
I can't pass up a shoe store without wanting to go in--but, I'm a girl....and We Love Shoes!

5.What song makes you 100% of the time want to dance?
I sponsor a six-year-old girl named Sandy from Columbia, through PLANUSA. One day I would love to meet her and her family and learn more about her life and culture.

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