Past Reigning Royalty

Piper Jones
Miss Norsk Høstfest 2010

Piper Jones, then a sophomore at Minot State University, was crowned Miss Norsk Hstfest 2010.


"I'm so thrilled to be a part of something that's been so important in my life," Jones told the Minot Daily News. "I can't wait to spend a week with people who are as passionate about our culture as I am."


Jones, a fourth-generation Scandinavian American, stated that her grandparents, Reno and Marilynn Strand, of Bottineau, would take her ouf of school to attend Hstfest every year.


"I haven't missed a Hstfest in as long as I can remember. It's been an experience I've shared with my grandparents, and it's one of the dearest bonding memories between us," she said.


Jones is the daughter of Durand and Correen Strand, Minot.


(This article was originally written by James C Falcon of the Minot Daily News and published Sept. 24, 2010)