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 publically. The 2017 pageant is scheduled for Saturday, April 29, 2017. Applications will be made available in February pre-pageant.

In order to participate, Queen candidates must be a Gratiot County resident or attend school in Gratiot County and 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.

2016 Results


Abbie Richardson

2016 Queen of Scots


Abbie Richardson is 19-year-old from Elwell. Her parents are Scott and Elizabeth Richardson. She graduated as Valedictorian from Alma High School in 2015 and is currently attending Mid-Michigan Community College in Mount Pleasant, where she has recently joined the Phi Theta Kappa Honor Society. This fall she will be transferring to Eastern Michigan University to study Dance and Business Administration. Abbie began her dance career with the Mid-Michigan Highland Dance Academy when she was just 3 years old. It is her goal to obtain her Master’s Degree in Dance to pursue a career as a Professor of Ballet and Contemporary Modern. During high school Abbie was President of the Class of 2015 and the National Honor Society, as well as a member of each for three years. Abbie was a member of the Varsity Pom Pon Team and Student Council for four years, as well as a member of the DuHadway Dance Dimensions Elite Competitive Team for nine years. She was also involved in Gratiot County 4-H for eight years and Exchange Club for four years. Abbie considers it both an honor and a privilege to have the opportunity to represent the Alma Highland Festival and Games as the 2016 Queen of Scots.



Carlee Fall

2016 Wee Queen of Scots


Carlee Fall is a fifth grader at Pine Avenue Elementary in her hometown of Alma. She is ten years old and is the daughter of Bob and Meg Fall. Carlee has attended the Highland Festival and Games every year since birth. She most enjoys the Saturday morning parade (especially went she gets to be in it!) Carlee also enjoys watching the massed bands and is looking forward to taking part in this year’s ceremonies. In her free time Carlee enjoys performing, drawing, serving others, reading, fashion, and travel. Carlee also likes to play outside and go swimming with her two sisters. Carlee has a Boston terrier named Violet and a hedgehog named Margo. Carlee feels very blessed to be the 2016 Wee Queen of Scots.


Jane Johnston - 1st Runner-Up | Abbie Richardson - 2016 Queen of Scots
Carlie Fall - 2016 Wee Queen of Scots | Danni Frost - 2nd Runner-Up

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Past Queens

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

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

Dierdre 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