Meet Miss Minnesota
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Class of 2019
Social Impact: Inspire A Golden Journey: Childhood Cancer
Director: Kara Super-Peterson
Next Competition Date: September 15, 2019
Closed (only for local contestants whose address is within 100 miles of Middle River)
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Katrina captured the title of Miss North Star on September 23, 2018. Katrina is very passionate about her social impact, Inspire A Golden Journey: Childhood Cancer. As a 16-year childhood cancer survivor, Katrina has dedicated her time and talents to helping children and families faced with Cancer. She feels ample attention is put on childhood cancer research so children can have less toxic treatments to ensure they live longer, healthier lives. She strongly believes we need to bring more attention to the children of Minnesota that have heard the horrific words “you have cancer”.
She recently was recognized by the American Childhood Cancer Organization as a Gold Ribbon Hero for her work and dedication to childhood cancer. Katrina raised over $8,000 for the Thief River Falls Sanford Infusion Center to purchase new chemotherapy chairs for those undergoing treatment. She has delivered over 50 activity bags to hospitalized children faced with cancer. Organized a kid dance fundraiser, four consecutive years, with $5,600 going to the American Cancer Society. Katrina is currently a volunteer with the American Cancer Society as a team captain at the Marshall Pennington County Relay For Life.
Additionally, Katrina is in her second year as the Director of Bagley Just For Kix dance program. She coaches dance to children preschool through 6th grade in the dance styles of jazz, lyrical, kick and hip hop. As a coach Katrina quickly learned that coaching is much more than teaching dancer’s skills it is inspiring, influencing and changing the lives of the ones she coaches. Katrina has choreographed routines for the high school choir, college theater and recently individual dance students, who received a High Gold ranking.
Katrina graduated from Lincoln High School in 2016 and is currently attending Northland Community and Technical College. She will be transferring to the University of Bemidji in the Spring to pursue a major in Elementary Education and Special Education. She became interested in the Special Education field when she took a class in high school where she spent a semester in the elementary special education department. Since then she has volunteered at events like Special Olympics and the Buddy Walk along with the Norskids foundation. Katrina believes that everyone has something special to offer and never let your circumstance determine what you will be able to accomplish.
Katrina Bugge was born and raised in Thief River Falls, Minnesota, and is the daughter of Brian and Julie Bugge. The oldest of 5 children, Katrina has 2 brothers and 2 sisters with the youngest brother and youngest sister being twins. Family is extremely important to Katrina.