Danika Tramburg, the newly announced Miss Wisconsin United States, poses with her parents at the pageant’s conclusion.Danika Tramburg, the newly announced Miss Wisconsin United States, poses with her parents at the pageant’s conclusion.

Concordia University Wisconsin student Danika Tramburg has been named 2017’s Miss Wisconsin United States.

Tramburg, who is scheduled to graduate in December 2017 with her degree in Sport and Entertainment Business, was announced the winner on Saturday, April 22, during the 2017 Miss Wisconsin United States pageant in Appleton, Wisconsin.

Prior to earning the state title, Tramburg – who hails from Hubertus – served as Miss Mequon, a title she earned through an application and interview process.

Tramburg now advances to the Miss United States Organization’s National Pageant in Orlando, Florida, on July 8, where she will compete for the title of Miss United States. Like the state pageant, the national pageant will consist of a swimwear, evening gown, interview and on-stage question segment.

Tramburg will serve as Miss Wisconsin United States for the next year, lending a helping hand to organizations that are near to her heart. One organization that Tramburg says she has already begun to partner with is the Alzheimer’s Association.

Tramburg’s grandmother, who died three years ago from the disease, was the motivation for her involvement.

“It was the effect that I saw it had on my grandfather and our family,” Tramburg said. “When you lose your mind, it’s losing a sense of who you are, so it’s really sad to see that happen.”

In addition to the Alzheimer’s Association, Tramburg says she looks forward to the other opportunities she will have to serve.

“I feel like I have been so blessed in my life,” she said. “Everything I have, it’s all a gift from God and I feel like I can show His light through me by giving back to others.”

— This story is written by Kali Thiel, director of university communications for Concordia University Wisconsin and Ann Arbor. She may be reached at kali.thiel@cuw.edu or 262-243-2149.

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