Alma Queen of Scots
Each year the Festival crowns a Queen of Scots, two Court members, and a Wee Queen of Scots through a process that includes an application, interview by local personnel, and a pageant that is more focused on how each young lady holds herself in front of others and is able to speak publicly.
In order to have participated, Queen candidates were Gratiot County residents or attended school in Gratiot County or were direct relatives of past or current Festival Board members and were confirmed to be between 17-20 years of age by time of pageant. Wee Queen candidates were also Gratiot County residents or attended school in Gratiot County or direct relatives of past or current Festival Board members and were confirmed to be between 8-11 years of age by time of pageant to participate.
The Queen of Scots receives a $1500 scholarship to the school of her choice with the 1st Runner-Up and 2nd Runner-Up also receiving $500 each to the schools of their choice.
The Wee Queen of Scots receives a $100 scholarship in addition to her title and crown.
Jazmyne Cushman is an 18 year old senior at Alma High School. She is daughter of mother Debora Cushman and father Ernest Cushman, as well as step-mother Melissa Cushman. Jazmyne student teaches at Alma Hillcrest Elementary and plans to earn her Bachelors in Early Childhood Education. When not in the classroom, she enjoys teaching at the Alma Community Art Center and creating art of her own. Jazmyne also enjoys adventuring outdoors and traveling. She is looking forward to meeting and connecting with new people from around the area as well as seeing all the exciting events at the Highland Festival! (Jazmyne was also a previous Wee Queen!)
Ozzy Crowe is 9 years old and in the third grade. Her parents are Cliff and Alicia Crowe. Ozzy loves to read, ride horses, swim, run, play soccer, and play with her family's five German Shepherds.
At the Highland Festival she is looking forward to the parade, meeting new people, and wearing a kilt for the first time!