- Associated Press - Sunday, June 22, 2014

HOT SPRINGS, S.D. (AP) - A Sioux Falls resident has been crowned Miss South Dakota 2014.

The 19-year-old Meridith Gould earned the title this weekend as well as a $500 scholarship. She is a sophomore at University of Minnesota Carlson School of Management.

Fourteen young women participated in the contest. The first runner-up was Jade Possail of Brookings.

Gould will represent South Dakota at the Miss America pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey, in September. The pageant will be televised on ABC.

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