Miss America Inspires Kids to 'Dream Bigger'

Bismarck - Miss America took some time out of her busy schedule to visit local Bismarck schools.

And these elementary students didn't hold back on their excitement when they met their very own hometown royalty.

This room is filled with little people but some very big dreams.

"She inspired me and made me feel good," Victoria Kpator, Northridge 5th grader says.

Miss America Cara Mund came back to her old elementary school to tell kids to reach for the impossible.

"I never expected to be Miss America, and I worked hard in school, and I had a lot of encouragement along the way, and when you do that your dream can come true," Miss America Cara Mund says.

Miss America is walking her hometown halls and teaching kids if at first you don't succeed, don't be afraid to try again.

"She just taught me how to be brave and never give up," Kpator says.

And Mund's story shows just how far bravery can take you, from North Dakota girl to North American royalty.

"It was so cool because it just made me think I should never give up and to believe in myself and also believe in other people," Kpator says.

Mund tried and lost out on the Miss North Dakota crown three times but on her fourth try she won her state's heart and then the rest of the country's too.

"When I was six years old I had these dreams and I wish I would have just kept dreaming bigger," Mund says.

And now that she wears the crown, she wants kids to know there's no limit to what they can do.

"It inspires me to dream big and hope maybe I can be Miss North Dakota someday," Mallory Moos, Northridge 5th grader says.

Working hard to help kids reach for their goals.

"She just inspires a lot of people and I just think it's really great that she helps a lot of kids," Ben

Fryhling, Northridge 5th grader says.

And that just might be her true crowning achievement.

"To have Miss America be at our school it's just really cool," Fryhling says.

Miss America visited Northridge and Sunrise Elementaries as well as Horizon Middle School and her Alma mater Century High School.

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