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.

2024 Results


Julie Becker

2024 Queen of Scots

Julie Becker is 18 years old and currently a student at Michigan State University where she is studying animal science with a minor in agribusiness management. Daughter to Jason and Kelly Becker from Wheeler, she is a proud 2023 graduate of Breckenridge High School. During high school, Becker was highly involved in Student Council, Class Office, NHS, FFA and various sports. At MSU, she is a part of the Sigma Alpha Professional Agricultural Sorority, Block and Bridle Livestock Club and the MSU Collegiate 4-H. Back home in Gratiot County, Becker is still highly involved in 4-H clubs as well as the Gratiot County Fair for Youth where she plans to be a passionate volunteer in her future. In her free time, you can always find Julie at the lake, camping, golfing, shopping or with her family and friends. Becker is very excited for the upcoming Alma Highland Festival where she can’t wait to meet new people and watch the community come together for a fun-filled weekend!


Maicee McDaid

2024 Wee Queen of Scots
Maicee McDaid is 11 years old and the daughter of Kory and Carla McDaid of Alma. Maicee is in the sixth grade at St. Mary's Catholic School in downtown Alma and her favorite subject is reading and writing. She has an older sister, Aubree, and together they love to do each other's hair, makeup, watch movies together, bake and so much more. McDaid enjoys walking, running and bike riding on the Rail Trail with her family and friends. When she is older, Maicee hopes to become a kindergarten teacher or an author.
Maicee has been a swimmer on the Alma Swim Club for several years and recently was a part of the Willy Wonka play as an Oompa Loompa. In her free time, she likes to read and hang out with her friends and family. Maicee is super excited to be in parades across the State, to see all the smiling faces at the Alma Highland Festival, and to represent her home town as the 2024 Wee Queen of Scots!

| Lauren Devine - 1st Runner-Up | Julie Becker - 2024 Queen of Scots | Maicee McDaid - 2024 Wee Queen of Scots | Nathalia Baltierra - 2nd Runner-Up |

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Past Queens


Karly Crowe

2023 Queen of Scots

Kiyah Crowe

2023 Wee Queen of Scots
2022 queen

Jazmyne Cushman

2022 Queen of Scots
2022 wee queen

Ozzy Crowe

2022 Wee Queen of Scots

Abbey Zerbe

2021 Queen of Scots
2019 Queen of Scots

Makaila Pray

2019 Queen of Scots
Emmalyn Wing

Emmalyn Wing

2019 Wee Queen of Scots
2018 Queen of Scots

Lauren Ball

2018 Queen of Scots
2018 Wee Queen of Scots

Lakyn Zimmerman

2018 Wee Queen of Scots

Emily Reeves

2017 Queen of Scots

Vivian Wickes

2017 Wee Queen of Scots

Abbie Richardson

2016 Queen of Scots

Carlee Fall

2016 Wee Queen of Scots
2015 queen

Breezy Allen

2015 Queen of Scots
2015 wee Queen

Jazmyne Cushman

2015 Wee Queen of Scots
1 – Queen Natalie

Natalie Walsh

2014 Queen of Scots
2 – Wee Queen Jaina

Jaina Barden

2014 Wee Queen of Scots
2013 Queen Aundria Fell

Aundria Fell

2013 Queen of Scots
2013 Lizzie Barden

Elizabeth Barden

2013 Wee Queen of Scots
2012 Hunter Gibbs

Hunter Gibbs

2012 Queen of Scots
2012 Wee Dalanie Mott

Delanie Mott

2012 Wee Queen of Scots
2011 Kristin Hammond

Kristin Hammond

2011 Queen of Scots
2010 Jaycee Cole

Jaycee Cole

2010 Queen of Scots
2009 Katelyn Hammond

Katelyn Hammond

2009 Queen of Scots
2008 Chelsea Holmes

Chelsea Holmes

2008 Queen of Scots
2007 Sara Hirschman

Sara Hirschman

2007 Queen of Scots
2006 Andi Reeves

Andi Reeves

2006 Queen of Scots
2005 Hannah Faustmann

Hannah Faustmann

2005 Queen of Scots
2004 Bethany Kay Doran

Bethany Kay Dorman

2004 Queen of Scots
2003 Kristen Ann Riemersma

Kristen Ann Reimersma

2003 Queen of Scots
2002 Bree Erin Brownlee

Bree Erin Brownlee

2002 Queen of Scots
2001 Melissa Couturier

Melissa Couturier

2001 Queen of Scots
2000 Eryn Hart

Eryn Hart

2000 Queen of Scots
1999 Mary Joy Chambers

Mary Joy Chambers

1999 Queen of Scots
1998 Lindsay Kay Wight

Lindsay Kay Wight

1998 Queen of Scots
1997 Maresha Mead

Maresha Mead

1997 Queen of Scots
1996 Hallie Bard

Hallie Bard

1996 Queen of Scots
1995 Meredith Herbst

Meredith Herbst

1995 Queen of Scots
1994 Jodi Bartholomew

Jody Bartholomew

1994 Queen of Scots
1993 Elizabeth Piorkowski

Elizabeth Piorkowski

1993 Queen of Scots
1992 M. Sally Wilhelm

M. Sally Wilhelm

1992 Queen of Scots
1991 Catherine Tloczynski

Catherine Tloczynski

1991 Queen of Scots
1990 Jennifer Lynn McCormick

Jennifer Lynn McCormick

1990 Queen of Scots
1989 Susan Johnston

Susan Johnston

1989 Queen of Scots
1988 Bobbie Jo Winn

Bobbie Jo Winn

1988 Queen of Scots
1987 Camille Valliere

Camille Valliere

1987 Queen of Scots
1986 Deana Ann Deitrich

Deana Ann Deitrich

1986 Queen of Scots
1985 Susan Stark

Susan Stark

1985 Queen of Scots
1984 Christi Sue Underwood

Christi Sue Underwood

1984 Queen of Scots
1983 Lisa Anne Tomei

Lisa Anne Tomei

1983 Queen of Scots
1982 Terri Jo Greer

Terri Jo Greer

1982 Queen of Scots
1981 Angie Stewart-Kimball

Angie Stewart-Kimball

1981 Queen of Scots
1980 Tina Freeman

Tina Freeman

1980 Queen of Scots
1979 Dierdre Corbett

Deirdre Corbett

1979 Queen of Scots
1978 Laurel McMaster

Laurel McMaster

1978 Queen of Scots
1977 Wendy Louisell

Wendy Louisell

1977 Queen of Scots
1976 Karen Magnuson

Karen Magnuson

1976 Wee Queen of Scots
1975 Cheryl Chapman

Cheryl Chapman

1975 Wee Queen of Scots
1974 Debi Boyer

Debi Boyer

1974 Queen of Scots

Barbara MacPhail

1973 Queen of Scots
1972 Denise Bickel

Denise Bickel

1972 Queen of Scots