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. The 2024 pageant is scheduled for Saturday, April 27, 2024. Applications are made available now pre-pageant.

In order to participate, Queen candidates must be a Gratiot County resident or attend school in Gratiot County or be a direct relation to a past or current Festival Board Member as well as be between 17-20 years of age by time of pageant. Wee Queen candidates must also be a Gratiot County resident or attend school in Gratiot County and be between 8-11 years of age by time of pageant to participate. They also can be directly related to past or current Festival Board members.

A Queen candidate is eligible for a $1500 scholarship to the school of her choice with a 1st Runner-Up and 2nd Runner-Up also receiving $500 each to the schools of their choice.

Wee Queen candidates are eligible for a $100 scholarship in addition to the title and crown.

2023 Results


Karly Crowe

2023 Queen of Scots

Karly Crowe is nineteen years old and is a sophomore at Alma College. She is a proud Scot and member of the College Cross Country Team. Karly is the daughter of Cliff and Alicia Crowe and is the oldest of her siblings. Her two younger sisters are both Wee Queens. She served as a member of the 2022 Queen’s court as 2nd Runner-Up with her sister, Ozzy, as Wee Queen. This year she will serve as the 2024 Queen of Scots with her youngest sister Kiyah as Wee Queen. You can be sure to see her younger brother Keegan as an escort in the upcoming Highland Games rocking his kilt.
Karly earned the Presidential Scholarship to Alma College and is a participant in the Honors Program. She runs for the College, but also in her downtime with friends and family, it’s possible you may see her jogging downtown! She is the Technology Teacher at St. Mary School - Alma for all elementary levels and is a member of the graphic design team at Alma College. Majoring in Elementary Education, she aspires to become a local teacher and teach children a love for learning. Karly enjoys running, traveling, skiing, and playing with her German Shepherd named Vernnon. She is most looking forward to the bagpipes and welcoming guests at the Highland Festival and can’t wait to travel the State of Michigan proudly representing our hometown, Alma, Scotland, USA.


Kiyah Crowe

2023 Wee Queen

Kiyah Crowe is 8 years old and the daughter of Cliff and Alicia Crowe of Alma. She is the youngest of 4 children. Kiyah is in the second grade and loves science and math. She plays soccer and swims on the swim team. Her favorite stroke is the backstroke. Kiyah loves to be outside and especially enjoys hiking, marine life and traveling.  Her favorite travel destination is Miami.
Kiyah loves music and is looking forward to the parades to hear the bands from around the state. She is excited to meet new people, to grow as an example for others, and most of all, to share this experience with her big sister Karly, the 2023 Queen of Scots.


| Rylee Koutz - 1st Runner-Up
Karly Crowe - 2023 Queen of Scots | Jaina Barden - 2nd Runner-Up | Kiyah Crowe - 2023 Wee Queen of Scots

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Past Queens

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