Katie Olson grew up in the town of Williston, North Dakota and graduated from Williston High school later going on to North Dakota State University. She started dancing at her local studio when she was eleven years old and feel completely in love with the art.
Today Olson is Currently a Junior at North Dakota State University studying Elementary Education with endorsements in kindergarten and reading. She also danced with the North Dakota State University Bison Dance Team for two years allowing her the opportunity to dance on the Universal Dance Association national stage as well as on the FargoDome field for every Bison home football game.
Olson got her start in pageants as a little sister in the Little Sister Program in North Dakota. After watching the pageant every year after being a little sister Olson decided to be more involved as a production dancer for four years. After her years of dancing Katie decided to compete in the Miss program, and competed for two years before winning her state title of Miss North Dakota 2018.
Katie Olson started competing with the Miss North Dakota Organization in 2017 with her local title of Miss Oil Country, and placed second runner-up at Miss North Dakota 2017 to Cara Mund who later went on to win Miss America 2018. In September of 2017 Olson won her next local title of Miss Fargo making her eligible for the Miss North Dakota 2018 competition. She also won the judges over in Fargo with her lyrical dance earning her High Score Talent. At Miss North Dakota Olson also won a preliminary talent award for her lyrical dance as well as special scholarships for Overall High Score Dancer and Sport About athlete award.
Olson's platform "The Motivation Mindset: Positivity at Every Turn" was inspired by her own mindset struggles when going into college as well as her students in the dance studio and the classroom. With the message that nothing is impossible as long as you have the drive and motivation she will spend her year encouraging others to understand more about their mindset. Through her platform she will educate on the meaning of living life with a motivated mindset, and will give her audiences the tools they need to find their best mindset through good and bad days.