If you want to follow in the footsteps of Cara Mund and be the next Miss North Dakota and even the next Miss America, you have to start somewhere.

This morning, Sarah Gratton, from the Bismarck-Mandan Scholarship Pageant Board joined Wish in studio on Cool 98.7 to talk about the upcoming pageant taking place on Oct. 15.

Anyone who wants to participate has only until Oct. 8 to register for the pageant. In addition to Mund, another individual who has begun taking the journey to be the next Miss North Dakota is Sydney Helgeson. Helgeson is the current Miss North Dakota Outstanding Teen. She is also from Bismarck and currently attends Bismarck High.

Check out the interview above to find out more about the process of being involved in the Bismarck-Mandan Scholarship Pageant and also to learn more about Helgeson's journey as the current Miss North Dakota Outstanding Teen.

More information on the Bismarck-Mandan pageant can be found here. If you are looking for other information on other local pageants across North Dakota outside Bismarck-Mandan, you can find that here.