Hoeven Invites Miss America 2018 Cara Mund to State of the Union

Mund Made History as First Miss North Dakota to Win the Crown

WASHINGTON – Senator John Hoeven today announced that Miss America Cara Mund will be his guest at the President’s State of the Union Address on Tuesday, January 30. 

“Cara made history becoming the first Miss North Dakota to be crowned Miss America,” said Hoeven. “She is a wonderful example of the bright young people we have in our state. Cara, who served as an intern in my office, has a long history of community and public service and has raised over $78,500 for the Make a Wish Foundation. She does a wonderful job representing North Dakota and our nation as Miss America, and we are glad she has accepted our invitation to the State of the Union.”

As Hoeven’s guest, Mund will join the Secretary of the Senate and all of the U.S. Senators for dinner at the Capitol, after which she will attend the State of the Union Address in a joint session of Congress.

As Miss America, Cara is traveling the country speaking on the importance of education and encouraging young women to use their voice to make an impact and become leaders. Mund, who grew up in Bismarck, is a graduate of Brown University with a degree in Business, Entrepreneurship and Organizations. She served as an intern in the Senator’s Washington, DC office from August to December 2016.