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 2019 pageant is scheduled for Friday, April 26, 2019. Applications are made available in March 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 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.
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.