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Miss America to visit Gainesville for first public address
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Newly crowned Miss America 2018 Cara Mund poses for photographers on the 86th Floor Observation Deck of the Empire State Building Sept. 12 in New York. - photo by Associated Press
After being crowned Miss America 2018 this month, Cara Mund will be making her first public address to the Riverside Military Academy community on Oct. 3.

In the Cervantes Theater for the Arts on campus, Mund will give her address at 10:45 a.m. Riverside Military Academy will livestream the event on its Facebook page.  

Miss America Cara Mund at Riverside Military Academy

When: 10:45 a.m. Oct. 3

Where: Cervantes Theater for The Arts, 2001 Riverside Drive, Gainesville

Watch live: Riverside's Facebook page

During her visit to Riverside Military Academy, she “will bring the perspective of a young adult thrust into national prominence in an iconic role and will discuss the importance of character and integrity in fulfilling her duties,” according to a Riverside news release.

Riverside Military Academy, established in 1907, is an all-boys college preparatory school. Riverside, serving young men in seventh through 12th grades, has a distinctive military structure, academic and athletic programs.

Mund, 23, is an Ivy League honors graduate from Brown University headed to law school.

At 14 years old, Mund founded North Dakota’s annual Make-A-Wish Fashion Show. For 10 years she has impacted 23 Wish Kids’ lives and became a “Certified Wish Granter,” raising more than $78,500 for Make-A-Wish.

Mund’s work as an intern in the United States Senate in 2016 and her passion for helping others inspired her desire to become the first Miss America from North Dakota. She was crowned during the annual competition in Atlantic City, N.J., on Sept. 10.

In 2011, former President Barack Obama recognized Mund’s charitable efforts. Mund is also a national dance champion and trained four summers with the Radio City Rockettes.

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Miss America 2018 Cara Mund will visit Riverside Military Academy Oct. 3. (photo courtesy of Miss America Organization)
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