Hometown: Fargo, ND
Platform : Importance of Blood Donation: The Gift of Life
Talent: Classical Violincello
Local Title: Miss Red River Valley
Jacqueline Marie Johnson is a native of Fargo, ND and a 2004 Fargo North High School graduate. She completed her first year at Gustavus Adolphus College in St. Peter, MN before becoming Miss North Dakota 2006, then continued her studies there after her year of service to the Miss North Dakota Organization. She went for a double major in Chemistry and Psychology and a minor in music. She has a concentration in pre-medicine and aspires to become a pediatrician.
She was a National Merit Semi-Finalist, Freshman Chemistry Student of the Year at Gustavus Adolphus, 4.0 GPA student, on the President’s list, recipient of the national Elks scholarship, recipient of the Dollars for Scholars Award, and a member of the National Honor Society. She was also a member of the Fargo North Student Council, Academic Leadership Council, and serves as an advocate for the Health In Perspective, DARE and GREAT programs.
Jacqueline showcased her talent on the cello and has been a performer since she was 12 years old. She was principal cellist of the Fargo-Moorhead Area Youth Symphony as well as the Northern Gold Chamber Orchestra, top award winner at both Regional and State Music Competitions, a member of the International Chamber Orchestra, and has performed with various professional symphonies
Jacqueline’s platform issue was “The Importance of Blood Donation – The Gift of Life.” With her message, she spoke to over 50,000 students and approximately ¼ of all of the cities and towns in the state of North Dakota. Through a national partnership with United Blood Services, she implemented numerous blood donation sites throughout the state and took her message to a national level. One of her greatest goals as Miss North Dakota was to leave a lasting impression on her state residents regarding the importance of blood donation. Through the Miss North Dakota School tour she educated youth about the “Importance of Blood Donation – The Gift of Life” and encouraged students to take action to become heroes and save lives.