☰ In This Section

Bethel in the News

Bethel in the News

KSTP-TV interviews Mikayla Holmgren ’18 on campus.

Mikayla Holmgren ’18, a first-year student in the Bethel University Inclusive Learning and Development (BUILD) program, has been receiving a lot of media attention lately. Holmgren will make history by becoming the first woman with Down syndrome to compete in the Miss Minnesota USA pageant—which is also a first for the Miss USA pageant in any state.

Read the Star Tribune’s article on Holmgren and watch their video.

Other Twin Cities media outlets that have covered the story include: Fox 9, KARE 11, KSTP, and WCCO

Holmgren is the daughter of Sandi (Covert) '81 and Craig Holmgren of Marine on St. Croix, Minnesota.