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Miss Oahe is crowned Miss South Dakota; also won preliminary talent award


HOT SPRINGS, South Dakota — A new Miss South Dakota has been crowned.

Miss Oahe, Autumn Simunek (shuh-mah-nik) of Hot Springs, was crowned Miss South Dakota 2015 Saturday night in Hot Springs.

Simunek also won the preliminary talent award Thursday night. For her talent, she performed the classic pop vocal "Hallelujah."

Simunek is the second consecutive former Miss South Dakota's Outstanding Teen to go on to win the title of Miss South Dakota.

The 22-year-old is a senior at the University of South Dakota.

Simunek will represent South Dakota in the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September.

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