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.
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
The Century Club was established in 2016 to enlist the support of no more than 50 supporters willing to make a donation of $100 per year to provide guaranteed underwriting of the scholarships awarded during our annual Miss Vermont Competition. If you would like to become a member of the Miss Vermont Century Club, please complete our application and return it with your payment. Century Club Application
2018 Century Club members:
- Peggy Carter
- Julie Citorik
- Community Bank, NA
- Erin Connor, Miss Vermont 2017
- Tammy & Terry Field
- Amy Johnson Jackman, Miss Vermont 2001
- Marie & David Johnson
- Mary Catherine Jones
- Susan Lackey
- Katherine Levasseur, Miss Vermont 2011
- Hannah Nelson Manley, Miss Vermont 2000
- Brittany Rhoads
- Bethany Sheldon
- Roberta “Cookie” Steponaitis
- Barb Trousdale
- Brett T. Walker
- Alayna Westcom, Miss Vermont 2015
- Kathy & David Westcom
- Ashley Wheeler, Miss Vermont 2008
- Michael & Donna Wheeler
- Sarah Jo Willey, Miss Vermont 2002
- Barbara Wilkinson
Fueling Miss Vermont
Miss Vermont travels across the state each year speaking about her platform and the Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, working with civic and community groups, and doing charitable work.
As an official Fueling Miss Vermont Sponsor, your organization sponsors a month of driving for our titleholders by providing Miss Vermont with a $200 gas card and Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen with a $150 gas card. During the month of your sponsorship, Miss Vermont will put your sponsorship on every travel-related social media post she makes. Schedule permitting, she will also prioritize an appearance at an event at your business during your month.
Sponsoring one month or more month will give your business:
- Public exposure in different parts of the state every week and exposure to private organizations, civic organizations, families, schools, and at heavily attended Vermont tourism events.
- Messages on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Snapchat and in print identifying your organization as #FuelingMissVT for the month.
- The ability to have the titleholders attend a special event for your organization that month.
- 1 ticket to the Miss Vermont Competition for the coming year.
- A 1/4 page ad in our program book for competition.
2018 Scholarship Sponsorship
MVSO Green Mountain Champion Scholarship ($7,500-$10,000)
This scholarship is designed to ensure that Miss Vermont will be able to continue her studies at the college of her choice and pairs with a challenge to that university from our Executive Board for a fund match. The sponsor(s) of the Champion Scholarship present the award on stage at the Miss Vermont Competition and may invite the Miss to three events during the year to discuss her platform and share insights on the role of young women leaders in Vermont today. Scheduled events must be approved and not conflict with the two weeks at Miss America. The scholarship details will be on our website and in our program book with a bio of the donor or company.
MVSO Green Mountain “Honorary” Scholarship ($3,000-$5,000)
This scholarship is designed to allow a sponsor or donor to customize the scholarship to bear the name of the business or individual for whom it is being honored. The name of the scholarship may continue on indefinitely or annually change per the donor wish. The Miss or Teen recipient will attend two events during the year to discuss her platform and share insights on the role of young women leaders in Vermont today. The sponsor is invited to present the scholarship award in person on the Miss Vermont stage and will enjoy reserved seating. A description of the scholarship and donor will be in the program book for the annual show and on our website with a bio of the donor and the purpose of the scholarship that is being honored.
MVSO Green Mountain Partner Scholarship ($1,250-$2,750)
This scholarship is designed to allow a sponsor to openly support the pursuit of Vermont’s young women in securing a college education to the winning Miss or Teen. This scholarship honors the partnership between the sponsor and the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization. The Miss Vermont or Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen will attend on event of the sponsor’s choice during her year of service and the scholarship will be listed on our website and in our program book with a bio of the donor and honorary individual the scholarship is in the name of if desired. The sponsor may present the award in person on the Miss Vermont stage at our annual program and will enjoy reserve seating.
The Executive Board of the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization is flexible and driven to help all our participants; all Miss Vermont and Miss Vermont Oustanding Teen contestants may be eligible to earn a scholarship to further their education. Scholarships can be offered for the Miss winner, the Teen winner, a runner up in either category, highest GPA, commitment to community service, or for any particular scholarship field your company has a unique interest in promoting.
Additional Sponsorship Opportunities
There are many ways for businesses and individuals to support the Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization. In addition to cash or scholarship sponsorship, there are many in-kind contributions that can support our program and our titleholders. To find out more about the benefits available please contact Sponsorship Coordinator, Alayna Westcom.
All contributions to the MVSO are tax deductible as allowable by law donations as the MVSO is a 501(c)3 not for profit organization.