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