Join Us For The Next
International Pageant

July 29th and 31st
2021

KINGSPORT, TENNESSEE

Showcasing
The Accomplishments
Of Today's
Teens ®

Miss Teen South Dakota International®

Caitlin Olson

What Superhero would you like to be and why?
Kenya, Africa is known as one of the top countries with the lowest education rate. I would love to make a life in Kenya and be part of the change within the education system. I have a passion for speaking and teaching younger individuals and would like to continue to do so in the near future.

What according to you is a true friend?
One of my funniest memories comes from a vacation taken back in the summer of 2015 in Watertown, SD. My dad, brother, and I were all on a jet ski together and my dad was trying to knock off my brother and I. After several attempts, he not only knocked us off, but himself as well. We all laughed and made sure it was the first thing we told our family and friends when we arrived back at the cabin.

How do you handle criticism?
My goal is to raise awareness about mental health and suicide prevention throughout middle schools and high schools not only in our nation, but internationally as well. Being a suicide attempt survivor and having lost three very close friends to suicide, I have taken this opportunity to raise my voice and bring suicide prevention to a national level, as suicide is the second leading cause of death among teens in the US.

When was the last time you tried something new?
Beauty to me means more than what the outside portrays. It is who you really are on the inside. Beauty is not strictly having a pretty face and a perfect body - beauty is about what is in your heart and how you show it. Beauty to me is happiness within your soul. Nothing is more beautiful than someone who is genuinely happy.