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Gingerbread House Party

Join Miss Vermont & Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen for a Gingerbread House Party!

Make one with a friend or bring your kids for an afternoon of family fun!

Sunday, December 16th


Essex High School Cafeteria

We’ll supply all items necessary to build your house and are happy to provide design and building assistance.

Seating is limited, so register today! Cost is $35/house for up to 4 participants. Additional participants are $5/person.


If you are paying in advance, please submit your payment here.

Miss Vermont & Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen 2018

Julia Crane, 22, of Colchester was crowned Miss Vermont 2018 at the Chandler Center for the Arts on Saturday evening.  Crane is a graduate of the University of Vermont with a Bachelor of Science in Nutrition and Food Sciences, a degree she earned Cum Laude. She is currently pursuing a Masters in Public Health, also from the University of Vermont, and expects to graduate in the fall. She performed a tap dance to Hey Momma/Hit the Road Jack by Pentatonix in the talent portion of the competition.


In addition to the title of Miss Vermont, Julia Crane earned $5000 in cash scholarships, including a $1000 Stowe Rotary scholarship, and $3550 of in-kind scholarships to Dale Carnegie of Vermont. An award-winner at the Miss Vermont competition for several years prior to her win last night, Julia has earned over $11,000 in cash scholarships to further her education from the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization and Miss America Organization.

Julia lives her platform “Be a Hero: Be an Organ Donor” through her many years promoting organ donation and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, including the Vermont Children’s Hospital at the University of Vermont Medical Center. Miss Vermont 2018 will represent the state at the 2019 Miss America pageant in historic Atlantic City on September 9th. 

Other prizes awarded at the 2018 competition include:

Miss Vermont’s 1st Runner-Up: Shaniah Bartlett

Non-Finalist Talent: Mariah Rust

Non-Finalist Interview: Debbie McNally

Miss People’s Choice Award: Shaniah Bartlett

Miss Spirit Award: Shaniah Bartlett

Miss America Community Service Award: Shaniah Bartlett

Miss America Academic Award: Julia Crane

Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals Miracle Maker Award: Julia Crane

The Miss Vermont program also crowned their teen ambassador on Saturday.  Shannon Adams, 16, of Warren is the new Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen. A celtic harpist, she performed “The Mad River Set,” a self-composed piece inspired by her community during the talent competition in the show. Miss Adams is a junior at Harwood Union High School, and will be promoting her platform, Creative Minds-The Importance of School Arts Programs, as Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen.


In addition to the title of Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen, Shannon Adams earned $1000 in cash scholarships and $3550 of in-kind scholarships to Dale Carnegie of Vermont.

Miss Adams will represent Vermont at the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition in Florida this summer.

Other prizes awarded at the 2018 competition include:

Teen People’s Choice Award: Abigayle Pierro

Teen Spirit Award: Emily Friedrichsen

Request an Appearance

Please contact Erin Connor, Miss Vermont Business Manager, to book Julia or Shannon for an event.

Our titleholders are accomplished speakers and performers. They are available to speak on various topics, including their platforms, the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, living a life of service, opportunities with the Miss Vermont and Miss America Organizations, and topics tailored to your group or organization’s audience. Julia is a talented tap dancer and Shannon is an accomplished harpist.  Learn more about about Julia here and Shannon here.

In addition, our titleholders can emcee shows, judge talent competitions, volunteer at events, sell raffle tickets, present awards, lead fundraising runs, or model for your store or business, among their many other talents. And remember, they are also representatives of the Miss America Organization – the largest source of academic scholarships for women in the world.

When booking appearances, The Miss America Organization requires that we ask for an appearance fee.  Miss Vermont’s appearance fee is $50 with a $25 gas card.  Please contact us to learn more about a reduced fee for non-profit events.

The Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization, Inc. is a 501c3 and your allowable contribution to MVSO are tax-deductible.