Elise Jacobson

Elise Jacobson, a 2019 graduate of Hillsboro High School, will compete in the Miss Collegiate America Pageant June 24-26 in Little Rock, Ark.

Elise Jacobson needed to relearn how to walk following a serious car crash in high school. After her recovery, she needed to figure how to strut her stuff in 6-inch heels.

The 2019 Hillsboro High School grad appears to have mastered both.

Jacobson will be representing North Dakota at the Miss Collegiate America Pageant coming up June 24-26 in Little Rock, Ark.

Now a junior at the University of North Dakota in Grand Forks, Jacobson has been splitting her time prepping for the upcoming pageant while balancing her college studies that she hopes will lead toward a career as a pediatrician.

The medical laboratory science major fielded a call from Banner editor Cole Short on Tuesday to discuss pageant life, her efforts to stop school bullying and how COVID-19 has impacted the pageant circuit.

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