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Mikayla Holmgren

Miss Minnesota USA

Mikayla Holmgren is a 22 year old Minnesota native. She attends the Bethel University B.U.I.L.D. Program, a two-year certificate program for individuals with intellectual disabilities. where she participates in many activities, including being on the dance team. Dance is her passion. She choreographs her own dances, competes at many competitions throughout the year and has won many awards. She recently danced at the Celebration Ceremony for the Minnesota Special Olympics State Meet. Besides dance, Mikayla also enjoys gymnastics and golf, both of which as part of Special Olympics. 

Mikayla is also a self advocate and has spoken to the Minnesota House and Senate to help pass a bill. She loves working with children and has been an aide and mentor over past few years at her high school, university and dance studio. 

She was Minnesota Miss Amazing Junior Miss in 2015, a pageant for women with various disabilities and was able to go on to Nationals in Los Angeles. 

Mikayla has recently entered the Miss Minnesota USA pageant and will be the first woman with Down Syndrome to compete in this pageant.