Miss North Dakota USA
Miss North Dakota USA 2016
Halley Maas is a junior at the University of North Dakota majoring in nursing with a minor in psychology. She plans to work in a critical care unit post-graduation and then further her education to become either a Nurse Practitioner or Nurse Anesthetist. Halley’s strong compassion to help others influenced her to enter the nursing profession. She plans to travel around the world and provide healthcare to people in need.
In high school, Halley was involved in many sports and extracurricular activities. She served as the captain of the varsity hockey team for three consecutive years, was named MVP and received the Scott King Leadership Award. She also played in the state volleyball tournament where her team won the 2010 AA Championship. Halley served as the valedictorian and senior class president of her graduating class. She has been involved in many activities such as National Honor Society, Big Buddy-Little Buddy, Peer Mentor, Students Against Destructive Decisions, and most recently has joined the UND Community Service Team where she has had to opportunity to volunteer at the Senior Citizen Center and help with Special Olympics. Halley very much looks forward to all the leadership and volunteer opportunities that come along with being Miss North Dakota USA 2016. She is especially looking forward to working with the USO at Operation That’s My Dress.
Halley is very proud to have organized the first annual Princess Warrior Walk where she raised over $7,500 for cancer research. Jane, a third grade student who was diagnosed with cancer, had one wish: to create a walk in remembrance of her. This spunky third-grader created a lasting impression on Halley that motivated her to do everything in her power to make this little girl’s wish come true. Even after Jane’s passing, the Princess Warrior Walk continues on. The 5K has been going on for three years now and is stronger than ever. Halley is also involved with an organization called Trim Hunger where they raise money for those who cannot afford to feed themselves. Nearly 16 million people wake up not knowing when or where their next meal will come from. Halley had the opportunity to travel to New York and help out at one of their biggest events yet! Her goal as Miss North Dakota USA 2016 is to spread awareness about hunger in America and make an impact on people’s lives.
In Halley's spare time, you can find her relaxing at the lake or playing a game of pond hockey with family and friends. She also loves cooking and trying new, healthy recipes. Growing up in the restaurant business, her passion for cooking started at a young age. Halley also loves working out and staying active in any way she can, with hockey and volleyball being at the top of her list. Halley has also started golfing, which is one of her new favorite pastimes. She also has been playing the piano for 13 years and loves to share her talent with others. Halley has high ambitions of becoming the first Miss North Dakota to seize the Miss USA crown. Win or lose, she is extremely grateful for the opportunity to represent the state of North Dakota at a national level.