Meet the women representing your community.

They are the recipients of regional scholarships towards the academic pursuits of their choosing.

Each has selected a social cause to champion, and must now use her title to unlock new levels of influence.

This summer, each will represent her area at the Miss New York State Scholarship competition. One will go on to represent our state at the Miss America competition.

They are students, professionals, advocates - each fighting to improve herself and her community. Their success will be measured by the impact they leave behind.

 

MISS NEW YORK 2017

Gabrielle Walter

 
OLIVIA GRANT Thousand Islands Facebook | Instagram | Twitter Talent: Contemporary Vocal Platform: The Representation Project

OLIVIA GRANT
Thousand Islands

Facebook | Instagram | Twitter

Talent: Contemporary Vocal

Platform: The Representation Project

MEGHAN SINISI Central New York Facebook | Twitter | Instagram Talent: Baton Twirling Platform: From a New Perspective: Inspiring Autism Acceptance

MEGHAN SINISI
Central New York
Facebook | Twitter | Instagram

Talent: Baton Twirling

Platform: From a New Perspective: Inspiring Autism Acceptance

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Facebook

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LAUREN MOLELLA Copper City Twitter | Facebook | Blog | Instagram Talent: Ballet en Pointe Platform: Voices of Honor- Salute and Support Our Military

LAUREN MOLELLA
Copper City

Twitter | Facebook | Blog | Instagram

Talent: Ballet en Pointe

Platform: Voices of Honor- Salute and Support Our Military

NEETU CHANDAK Seneca Falls Facebook Talent: Piano Platform:  Mentors Empower ME

NEETU CHANDAK
Seneca Falls
Facebook

Talent: Piano

Platform:  Mentors Empower ME

 
AMANDA ABDAGIC Revere Talent: Monologue Platform: These Roaring Twenties: Removing the Stigma Behind Mental Health

AMANDA ABDAGIC
Revere

Talent: Monologue

Platform: These Roaring Twenties: Removing the Stigma Behind Mental Health

MACKENZIE PERPICH Queens Instagram | Twitter Talent: Vocal Platform: Hope, Health, and Healing- Eating Disorder Awareness and Prevention

MACKENZIE PERPICH
Queens
Instagram | Twitter

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Hope, Health, and Healing- Eating Disorder Awareness and Prevention

BRITTNEY HOLLINGSWORTH Brooklyn Instagram | Twitter Talent: African Dance Platform:  Dance: Movement Towards Better Health

BRITTNEY HOLLINGSWORTH
Brooklyn
Instagram | Twitter

Talent: African Dance

Platform:  Dance: Movement Towards Better Health

ALEXINA TAMSEN FEDERHEN Metropolitan Instagram Talent: Vocal Platform: You Are Not Alone: Supporting Mental Health Awareness

ALEXINA TAMSEN FEDERHEN
Metropolitan
Instagram

Talent: Vocal

Platform: You Are Not Alone: Supporting Mental Health Awareness

ALLISON DELUCA Staten Island Facebook | Instagram Talent: Pop Vocal   Platform: Your Mind Matters: Promoting Mental Health Awareness

ALLISON DELUCA
Staten Island
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Pop Vocal  

Platform: Your Mind Matters: Promoting Mental Health Awareness

ROSE BOLELLA Manhattan Facebook | Instagram Talent: Salsa Dance Platform: Changing Minds, Changing Lives: Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness

ROSE BOLELLA
Manhattan
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Salsa Dance

Platform: Changing Minds, Changing Lives: Erasing the Stigma of Mental Illness

HEATHER GRAVES Fulton County Facebook | Instagram Talent: Clogging Platform: The Four Points Project: Exploring The Crown

HEATHER GRAVES
Fulton County
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Clogging

Platform: The Four Points Project: Exploring The Crown

MELISSA CALATO Colonial   Talent: Vocal Platform: Michael's Cause Fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

MELISSA CALATO
Colonial
 

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Michael's Cause Fighting Duchenne Muscular Dystrophy

GABRIELLE WALTER Western New York Facebook | Instagram Talent: Vocal Platform: Dream Up: Fostering Success in Our Youth

GABRIELLE WALTER
Western New York
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Dream Up: Fostering Success in Our Youth

EMMALEE STAWICKI Buffalo Facebook Talent: Piano and Vocal Platform: Empowering Women in Business

EMMALEE STAWICKI
Buffalo
Facebook

Talent: Piano and Vocal

Platform: Empowering Women in Business

KATHRYN BEAGLE Adirondack Facebook Talent: Contemporary Vocal Platform: Out of the Dark: Mental Health Awareness

KATHRYN BEAGLE
Adirondack
Facebook

Talent: Contemporary Vocal

Platform: Out of the Dark: Mental Health Awareness

TAISHA ST. JEAN Central Square Apple Festival Facebook Talent: Latin Dance Platform:  Keeping Hope Alive: Future without Cancer

TAISHA ST. JEAN
Central Square Apple Festival
Facebook

Talent: Latin Dance

Platform:  Keeping Hope Alive: Future without Cancer

NINA ZESKY  Liberty Facebook | Instagram Talent: Gymnastics Routine Platform: You Be the Hero: Protecting Children Through Improved School Security

NINA ZESKY 
Liberty
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Gymnastics Routine

Platform: You Be the Hero: Protecting Children Through Improved School Security

ASHLEY MARIE DAVIS Richmond County Facebook | Instagram Talent: Lyrical Dance Platform: Memories Matter: Alzheimer's Disease Awareness & Support

ASHLEY MARIE DAVIS
Richmond County
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Lyrical Dance

Platform: Memories Matter: Alzheimer's Disease Awareness & Support

EMMA SILEN Cosmopolitan Facebook | Instagram Talent: Monologue Platform: Safe Spaces, Strong Teams

EMMA SILEN
Cosmopolitan
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Monologue

Platform: Safe Spaces, Strong Teams

CASSIE PARADISE Finger Lakes Facebook | Instagram Talent: Broadway Jazz Platform: "Princess Amelia" - Raising Awareness for SUDC

CASSIE PARADISE
Finger Lakes
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Broadway Jazz

Platform: "Princess Amelia" - Raising Awareness for SUDC

BRIANNA LOCKWOOD Southern Tier Facebook | Instagram | Blog Talent: Lyrical Dance Platform:  Bloom Through Your STEM

BRIANNA LOCKWOOD
Southern Tier
Facebook | Instagram | Blog

Talent: Lyrical Dance

Platform:  Bloom Through Your STEM

LEXI SWATT Empire Rose Facebook | Instagram Talent: Pop Vocal Platform: Love Yourself: Promoting Self-Confidence in Girls and Young Women

LEXI SWATT
Empire Rose
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Pop Vocal

Platform: Love Yourself: Promoting Self-Confidence in Girls and Young Women

 
 
CEDAR CHAMBERS Pride of New York Facebook | Blog Talent: Operatic Vocal Platform: Be The Change You Want To See In The World

CEDAR CHAMBERS
Pride of New York
Facebook Blog

Talent: Operatic Vocal

Platform: Be The Change You Want To See In The World

Madison Manuel Mohawk Valley Facebook | Instagram Talent: Violin Platform: Connecting Cliques-Bullying Awareness

Madison Manuel
Mohawk Valley
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Violin

Platform: Connecting Cliques-Bullying Awareness

STEPHANIE MEADOWCROFT Greater NYC Facebook | Instagram | Blog Talent: Vocal Platform: A Ray of Hope- Healing Through Music

STEPHANIE MEADOWCROFT
Greater NYC
FacebookInstagram | Blog

Talent: Vocal

Platform: A Ray of Hope- Healing Through Music

SARA JAMES Fonda Fair Facebook Talent: Contemporary Clogging Platform:  One Day at A Time: A Positive Light on Alcoholism Recovery and Prevention

SARA JAMES
Fonda Fair
Facebook

Talent: Contemporary Clogging

Platform:  One Day at A Time: A Positive Light on Alcoholism Recovery and Prevention

BAYLEE SIMPSON Upstate New York Facebook | Instagram Talent: Contemporary Dance Platform: Arts to Smarts: Narrowing the Achievement Gap

BAYLEE SIMPSON
Upstate New York
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Contemporary Dance

Platform: Arts to Smarts: Narrowing the Achievement Gap

VICTORIA OPALKA Montgomery County Instagram Talent: Dramatic Monologue Platform: Developing Our Youth Through The 4-H Community

VICTORIA OPALKA
Montgomery County
Instagram

Talent: Dramatic Monologue

Platform: Developing Our Youth Through The 4-H Community

RAHMEKA COX Empire Star Instagram | Blog Talent: Vocal Platform: It Only Takes One: Kidney Health. Donor Education.

RAHMEKA COX
Empire Star
Instagram | Blog

Talent: Vocal

Platform: It Only Takes One: Kidney Health. Donor Education.

BRIDGET AVERY Niagara Instagram Talent: Irish Dance Platform: Women in STEM Careers

BRIDGET AVERY
Niagara

Instagram

Talent: Irish Dance

Platform: Women in STEM Careers

SHEREEN PIMENTEL Heart of New York Facebook | Instagram Talent: Vocal Platform: Words Hurt - Erase Hate

SHEREEN PIMENTEL
Heart of New York
Facebook | Instagram

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Words Hurt - Erase Hate