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 2020 pageant is currently canceled; HOWEVER, a coronation will still be held. Date to be determined!

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.

2019 Results

2019 Queen of Scots

Makaila Pray

2019 Queen of Scots


Makaila Pray is a 17 year old student graduating from Ithaca High School in May. She is the daughter of Matt and Kaley Pray. Makaila enjoys golfing and riding horses. She is looking forward to meeting many new people within her community and experience the Festival like she never has before. Her future plans are to attend Mid Michigan College and obtain her associates degree in Business to later pursue a career as a Fair Coordinator.  
Emmalyn Wing

Emmalyn Wing

2019 Wee Queen of Scots


Emmalyn Wing of Alma is 10 years old and is a student at Pine Avenue Elementary. Her parents are Shawn and Allison Wing of Alma. Her hobbies include playing basketball and softball. Her favorite basketball team is the women’s UConn Huskies. She loves to read; currently, Harry Potter is her favorite series. She also enjoys crocheting and painting. She is looking forward to watching the athletes compete in the different games at the Highland festival and being able to hand them their awards and listening to the pipe bands. Emmalyn is looking forward to starting middle school in the fall. Emmalyn wants to go to college and study to be a pediatric neurosurgeon. 

Emmalyn Wing - 2019 Wee Queen of Scots | Aynslee Koutz - 1st Runner-Up
Makaila Pray - 2019 Queen of Scots | Kaley Booth- 2nd Runner-Up

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Past Queens

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