Miss Vermont

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Miss Vermont
Formation 1945
Type Beauty pageant
Miss America
Key people
Roberta Steponaitis
Website Official website
Miss Vermont's Outstanding Teen 2017, Jenna Lawrence, and Miss Vermont 2017, Erin Connor

The Miss Vermont competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Vermont in the Miss America pageant. Vermont is the only state to have never had a contestant advance to the semi-finals of the Miss America pageant, though their representatives have won numerous non-finalist awards.

Julia Crane of Colchester, Vermont was crowned Miss Vermont 2018 on May 26, 2018, at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph, Vermont. She will compete for the title of Miss America 2019 on September 9, 2018 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.

Results summary[edit]

The year in parentheses indicates the year of the Miss America competition the award/placement was garnered.


  • Miss Americas: N/A
  • 1st runners-up: N/A
  • 2nd runners-up: N/A
  • 3rd runners-up: N/A
  • 4th runners-up: N/A
  • Semi-finalists: N/A


Preliminary awards[edit]

Non-finalist awards[edit]

  • Non-finalist Talent: Joan Hewitt (1958), Brenda Naatz (1960), Melissa Hetzel (1964), Elizabeth Sackler (1969), Sue Glover (1972), Joylynn McCraw (1974), Carole Spolar (1981), Erica Van Der Linde (1986), Michelle Dawson (1987), Jacqueline Quirk (1994), Sarah Watson (2007), Ashley Wheeler (2009), Alayna Westcom (2016)
  • Non-finalist Interview: Drell Latasha Hunter (2004)

Other awards[edit]


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2018 Julia Crane[1] Colchester 22
Tap Dance, "Hey Momma/Hit the Road Jack" by Pentatonix TBD TBD Contestant at National Sweetheart 2016 pageant
2017 Erin Connor[2] Bridport 22 American Sign Language - Song Interpretation "The Greatest Love of All" Previously Miss Vermont's Outstanding Teen 2010
Obtained pilot's license at age 16 and piloted plane to Atlantic City for Miss America 2018 pageant[3]
2016 Rylee Field Montpelier 24 Spoken Word Poetry "Mockingbird" by Rives
2015 Alayna Westcom[4] Bakersfield 23 Scientific Experiment Non-finalist Talent Award Contestant at National Sweetheart 2014
2014 Lucy Edwards[5] Burlington 19 Vocal “You'll Never Walk Alone"
2013 Jeanelle Achee Rochester 22 Vocal "Running"
2012 Chelsea Ingram Lyndonville 23 Opera "Habanera" Meteorologist for WJZ CH 13 CBS Baltimore[citation needed]
2011 Katie Levasseur[6] Burlington 20 Scottish Highland Dance "Toss the Feathers"
2010 Caroline Bright St. Albans 20 Vocal "Let Yourself Go" Previously Miss Vermont's Outstanding Teen 2007
2009 Laura Hall South Burlington 21 Jazz Dance "I Want To Go To Hollywood" from Grand Hotel
2008 Ashley Wheeler Lyndonville[7] 21 A Cappella Vocal "God Bless America" Non-finalist Talent Award

Preliminary Talent Award
2007 Rachel Ann Cole Middlebury 22 Monologue "Queen Hermione" from A Winter's Tale
2006 Sarah Watson Enosburg Falls 21 Classical Piano "Doctor Gradus ad Parnassum" Non-finalist Talent Award
2005 Megan Plebani Weybridge 24 Gymnastics Jazz Dance "Pirates of the Caribbean"
2004 Megan Yardley Burlington 24 Vocal "Who Can I Turn To?"
2003 Drell Latasha Hunter Sharon 24 Lyrical Dance Non-finalist Interview Award
2002 Sarah Jo Willey Bakersfield 24 Vocal "You Do Something to Me" Contestant at National Sweetheart 2001
2001 Amy Marie Johnson Essex Junction 22 Classical Piano "Impromptu"
2000 Hannah Jane Nelson Ryegate Corner 24 Vocal "I Will Survive" Contestant at National Sweetheart 1999
1999 Katy Johnson Burlington 21 Vocal "Two Little Words" from Steel Pier Later Miss Vermont USA 2001
1998 Aimee Rzewuski Lyndonville 21 Tap Dance "Greased Lightnin'" from Grease
1997 Jill Renee Cummings Montgomery Center 20 Vocal "Someone to Watch Over Me"
1996 Nicole Juvan Essex Junction 22 Vocal "Some Day My Prince Will Come"
1995 Jennifer Faucette Burlington 24 Piano & Violin "Hungarian Dance No. 5"
1994 Vanessa Branch London, England, United Kingdom 21 Dramatic Monologue Rembrandt Award for Mentorship Won Miss Vermont as a student at Middlebury College, held dual citizenship in the United Kingdom and United States
1993 Jacqueline Quirk Burlington 24 Classical Vocal "Chi Il Bel Sogno Di Doretta" from La rondine Non-finalist Talent Award
1992 Nicole Gentry Middlebury 23 Miss University of Vermont Jazz Vocal "Hit Me With a Hot Note And Watch Me Bounce" from Sophisticated Ladies
1991 Tina Ostrowski Bellows Falls 21 Miss Bellows Falls Vocal "I've Got a Crush on You"
1990 Debra Lewin South Burlington 24 Miss Burlington Dance
1989 Catherine Stillinger Burlington 24 Miss Greater Burlington Vocal Medley
1988 Julie Tidd Barre 25 Jazz Dance
1987 Susan Bora Colchester 26 Drum Solo "Opus D Opus - The Tonight Show Theme"
1986 Michelle Dawson Charlotte 18 Vocal "I Could Have Danced All Night" Non-finalist Talent Award
1985 Erica Van Der Linde Old Bennington 21 Miss Southern Vermont Classical Piano "Waldesrauschen" Non-finalist Talent Award
1984 Lorrie Glosick Winooski 21 Miss Middlebury Vocal "The Trolley Song"
1983 Juliet Lambert Middlebury 19 Miss Middlebury Vocal "Don't Rain on My Parade"
1982 Jill Wyckoff South Burlington 20 Miss Middlebury Gymnastics Dance "Theme from CHiPs"
1981 Kimberly Nestle Shelburne 19 Miss Burlington Acrobatic Jazz Dance "I Hope I Get It" from A Chorus Line
1980 Carole Spolar St. Albans 24 Dramatic Monologue from "The Miracle Worker" Non-finalist Talent Award
1979 Shari Bach Middlebury 22 Miss Central Vermont Classical Piano "Holberg Suite"
1978 Lisa Volkert Middlebury 20 Miss Middlebury Comedy Monologue "Collage of TV Commercials: My TV Nightmare"
1977 Andrea Petty Poultney 18 Miss Green Mountain College Classical Vocal "Glitter And Be Gay" from Candide
1976 Suzanne Wind Saxtons River 18 Miss Brattleboro Winter Carnival Acrobatic Jazz Dance "Wisdom"
1975 Katherine Rechsteiner Warren 23 Miss Warren Electric Organ "Galloping Comedian" Later Miss Vermont USA 1979
1974 Donna Shea Windsor 21 Miss Windsor Oratory "Eulogy of John F. Kennedy"
1973 Joylynn McCraw Barre 22 Miss University of Vermont Popular Vocal & Sign Language "I Am Woman" Non-finalist Talent Award
1972 Kathy Hebert Burlington 21 Miss Burlington Vocal & Guitar w/Display of Fashion Design "I Don't Know How to Love Him"
1971 Sue Glover Brattleboro 18 Miss Brattleboro Winter Carnival Gymnastics Routine on the Uneven Parallel Bars Non-finalist Talent Award
1970 Pati Papineau Rutland 19 Miss Green Mountain College Classical Ballet "The Stars and Stripes Forever"
1969 Barbara Schmitt South Hero 21 Miss University of Vermont Comedy Reading "Archy and Mehitabel"
1968 Elizabeth Sackler Putney 20 Miss Brattleboro Winter Carnival Modern Dance Interpretation to Self-Recorded Reading of "The Last Flower" Non-finalist Talent Award
1967 Kathleen Rowley Williston 19 Vocal Presentation of an Original Song "The Bigness of Being Small"
1966 Karen Tuttle Brattleboro 18 Miss Brattleboro Winter Carnival Popular Vocal & Jazz Dance
1965 Lois Dodge Grand Isle 20 Vocal "Climb Ev'ry Mountain"
1964 Jean Conner Rutland 21 Popular Vocal
1963 Melissa Hetzel Burlington Popular Vocal "Fly Me to the Moon" Non-finalist Talent Award Featured performer at Miss America 1964 pageant
1962 Elaine Wright Burlington 22 Display of Fashion Designs
1961 Janice Cole Binghamton, New York 18 Dramatic Reading from Romeo and Juliet Won Miss Vermont as a student at the University of Vermont
1960 Anne Masino Randolph 18 Accordion "China Boy"
1959 Brenda Naatz St. Johnsbury 19 Piano & Impersonation of Victor Borge Non-finalist Talent Award
1958 Sandra Sinclair South Burlington Vocal & Dance "Getting to Know You"
1957 Joan Hewitt Brattleboro Art Presentation & Original Skit w/ Original Music Non-finalist Talent Award
1956 Sandra Simpson Barre Dress Design Miss Congeniality Coordinator of the Pepsi-Cola Bottlers Scholarship Program which secured a scholarship award for every Miss America state pageant[citation needed]

Also served as Art Illustrator for several Miss America Program Books[citation needed]
1955 Phyllis Reich Bennington Vocal & Dance
1954 Annabelle Pinkham Brattleboro Drama
1953 Carlene King Johnson Rutland Dance Later Miss USA 1955 & semi-finalist at Miss Universe 1955
1952 Barbara Moore St. Johnsbury Baton Twirling / Dance
1951 Peggy Gilbert Rutland Dance
1950 Eleanor Kangas Springfield
1949 Annalou Johnston Enosburg Falls
1948 Jean Peatman Montpelier
1947 Barbara Campbell Montpelier Vocal "Blue Skies"
1946 Lola Sundberg Burlington
1945 Mary Staikos Burlington


  1. ^ "Miss Vermont, Julia Crane, to promote organ donation". Vermont Business Magazine. May 29, 2018. 
  2. ^ "Bridport woman crowned Miss Vermont 2017". Addison Independent. April 29, 2017. 
  3. ^ Carroll, Lauren (August 30, 2017). "Miss Vermont pilots plane to arrive in A.C. for Miss America". Press of Atlantic City. 
  4. ^ "2015 Miss Vermont and Miss Outstanding Teen crowned". Burlington, VT: WCAX-TV. April 27, 2015. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  5. ^ Blaisdell, Eric (April 28, 2014). "Not just about looks". Rutland Herald. Rutland, VT: Herald Association. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  6. ^ "Miss Vermont is selected". Boston Globe. Boston, MA: The New York Times Company. Associated Press. June 27, 2011. Retrieved June 9, 2015. 
  7. ^ Shyla Nelson (2009-01-06). "Miss Vermont doesn't leave Miss America emptyhanded" (PDF). missvermont.org. missvermont.org. [permanent dead link]

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