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 2018 pageant is scheduled for Saturday, April 28, 2018. 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.

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.

2018 Results

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Liz Gotaas

2018 Queen of Scots

 

Liz Gotaas  is an 18-year-old Senior at Alma High School. She is the daughter of Jeff and Jennifer Gotaas and the eldest sister of Cornelia, Julia and Victoria Gotaas. Liz ran Varsity Cross Country and Track all four years of high school, qualifying for States with her team Sophomore through Senior years as well as earning TVC honors throughout all four years. Liz also participated in multiple clubs through high school including Student Council and being the Vice President of her Class, the Leadership Team on the Youth Advisory Council, Vice President of her 4-H Club, the Debate Club, and the National Honor Society. During her Sophomore year of high school, Liz was an exchange student in Scituate, Massachusetts. In the fall, Liz will be attending Alma College to major in Psychology and Neuroscience with a pre-med track while also competing in Cross Country, Indoor Track, and Outdoor Track. Liz is humbled by the opportunity to honor the community and the Alma Highland Festival and Games as the 2018 Queen of Scots.

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Lakyn Zimmerman

2018 Wee Queen of Scots

 

Lakyn Zimmerman is 10 years old and in fifth grade at Ithaca North Elementary School. She is the daughter of Matt and Amanda Zimmerman. She has one younger sister Saige. Lakyn loves to dance. She does many types of dance including tap, hip hop, jazz, but loves ballet the most! She enjoys competing at dance competitions and tumbling. She also loves to read, listen to music, hang out with friends, roller blade, and playing with her goat Kaos and her horse Cider.

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Lauryn Ball - 1st Runner-Up | Liz Gotaas - 2018 Queen of Scots
Lakyn Zimmerman - 2018 Wee Queen of Scots | Alynne Welch - 2nd Runner-Up

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Past Queens

2017queen

Emily Reeves

2017 Queen of Scots
2017weequeen

Vivian Wickes

2017 Wee Queen of Scots
2016Queen-Richardson

Abbie Richardson

2016 Queen of Scots
2016Wee-fall

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
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Barbara MacPhail

1973 Queen of Scots
1972 Denise Bickel

Denise Bickel

1972 Queen of Scots