Meet the women representing your community. Connect to join their cause.

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 2018

Who Will She Be

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  WILLA HAHN Northern Star   Talent:  Vocal   Platform:   Power of the Millennial Vote

WILLA HAHN
Northern Star

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Power of the Millennial Vote

Willa Hahn, Northern Star

   DIANA MARIE RUSSO    Finger Lakes   Talent:  Flute Preformance   Platform:   Memories Through Music: Alzheimer's Awareness

DIANA MARIE RUSSO
Finger Lakes

Talent: Flute Preformance

Platform: Memories Through Music: Alzheimer's Awareness

Diana Marie Russo, Finger Lakes

   CHELSEA CIRILLO    Fulton County   Talent:  Singing and playing guitar   Platform:  Easing the Burden of Poverty for Local Families

CHELSEA CIRILLO
Fulton County

Talent: Singing and playing guitar

Platform: Easing the Burden of Poverty for Local Families

Chelsea Cirillo, Fulton County

  MADISON L'INSALATA   Richmond County   Talent:  Vocal   Platform:   Art Is Power: Leading The Way Through Arts Education

MADISON L'INSALATA
Richmond County

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Art Is Power: Leading The Way Through Arts Education

Madison L'Insalata, Richmond County

  EMILY MAHANA   Upstate New York   Talent:  Irish Step Dancing   Platform:  Empowering Women in STEM

EMILY MAHANA
Upstate New York

Talent: Irish Step Dancing

Platform: Empowering Women in STEM

Emily Mahana, Upstate New York

  BRIANNA LOCKWOOD   Adirondack   Talent:  Lyrical Dance   Platform:   Bloom Through Your STEM

BRIANNA LOCKWOOD
Adirondack

Talent: Lyrical Dance

Platform: Bloom Through Your STEM

Brianna Lockwood, Adirondack

   BAYLEE SIMPSON    Bluebird   Talent:   Ballet en Pointe    Platform:   Arts Education: Graduating to New Heights

BAYLEE SIMPSON
Bluebird

Talent: Ballet en Pointe

Platform: Arts Education: Graduating to New Heights

Baylee Simpson, Bluebird

  RAHMEKA COX   Southern Tier   Talent:  Vocal   Platform:  It Only Takes One: Kidney Health. Donor Education

RAHMEKA COX
Southern Tier

Talent: Vocal

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

Rahmeka Cox, Southern Tier

  KRYSTA PREHODA   Erie Canal   Talent:  Vocal   Platform:  Share the Power of a Wish

KRYSTA PREHODA
Erie Canal

Talent: Vocal

Platform: Share the Power of a Wish

Krysta Prehoda, Erie Canal

  JOELLE LEEK   Thousand Island   Talent:  Broadway Vocal   Platform:    Concussion Awareness- Understanding the Invisible Injury

JOELLE LEEK
Thousand Island

Talent: Broadway Vocal

Platform: Concussion Awareness-
Understanding the Invisible Injury

Joelle Leek, Thousand Island

  BAILEE RUSSELL   Central Square Apple Festival   Talent:  One, Two and Three Baton Twirling Exhibition   Platform:  Twirling to Fight Cancer

BAILEE RUSSELL
Central Square Apple Festival

Talent: One, Two and Three Baton Twirling Exhibition

Platform: Twirling to Fight Cancer

Bailee Russell, Central Square Apple Festival

  ALEXINA FEDERHEN   Central New York   Talent:  Vocal   Platform:  You Are Not Alone: Supporting Mental Health Awareness

ALEXINA FEDERHEN
Central New York

Talent: Vocal

Platform: You Are Not Alone: Supporting Mental Health Awareness

Alexina Federhen, Central New York

   JERICA HUANG    Heart of New York   Talent:  Piano Solo   Platform:      Honoring Untold Stories

JERICA HUANG
Heart of New York

Talent: Piano Solo

Platform:  Honoring Untold Stories

Jerica Huang, Heart of New York

   CIARA (C.J.) MCDERMOTT    Western New York   Talent:   Baton Twirling    Platform:  The Fight Against MS

CIARA (C.J.) MCDERMOTT
Western New York

Talent: Baton Twirling

Platform: The Fight Against MS

Ciara (CJ) McDermott, Western NY

  NICOLE DOZ   Staten Island   Talent:   Broadway Vocal    Platform:  "The Importance of Protecting Our Environment"

NICOLE DOZ
Staten Island

Talent: Broadway Vocal

Platform: "The Importance of Protecting Our Environment"

Nicole Doz, Staten Island

  ASHLEY MARIE DAVIS   Excelsior   Talent:  Contemporary Dance   Platform:  Memories Matter: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness & Support

ASHLEY MARIE DAVIS
Excelsior

Talent: Contemporary Dance

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

Ashley Marie Davis, Excelsior

  LI LING VICTORIA RIVERA   Bronx   Talent:  Dance   Platform:  Speak Up Where There Is Silence

LI LING VICTORIA RIVERA
Bronx

Talent: Dance

Platform: Speak Up Where There Is Silence

Li Ling Rivera, Bronx
 

  WHITNEY WILSON   Pride of New York   Talent:  Dance / Jazz   Platform:     Loving the Skin You’re In: Promoting Positive Body Image and Self-worth Through Awareness and Advocacy

WHITNEY WILSON
Pride of New York

Talent: Dance / Jazz

Platform:  Loving the Skin You’re In: Promoting Positive Body Image and Self-worth Through Awareness and Advocacy

Whitney Wilson, Pride of New York

   MORGAN JOHNSON    Crown City   Talent:  Acrobatic Dance   Platform:   Smiling For A Brighter Future

MORGAN JOHNSON
Crown City

Talent: Acrobatic Dance

Platform: Smiling For A Brighter Future

Morgan Johnson, Crown City

  INPREET RATTU   Liberty   Talent:  Vocal   Platform:  No Service Member Left Behind

INPREET RATTU
Liberty

Talent: Vocal

Platform: No Service Member Left Behind

Inpreet Rattu, Liberty

  SARA JAMES   Montgomery County   Talent:  Contemporary Clogging   Platform:  Step One: Do Good Things

SARA JAMES
Montgomery County

Talent: Contemporary Clogging

Platform: Step One: Do Good Things

Sara James, Montgomery County

  MICHELLE LEY   Manhattan   Talent:  Broadway Vocal   Platform:   Student Act: Promoting And Providing Activism Opportunities

MICHELLE LEY
Manhattan

Talent: Broadway Vocal

Platform:  Student Act: Promoting And Providing Activism Opportunities

Michelle Ley, Manhattan

  NINA ZESKY   Buffalo   Talent:  Gymnastics   Platform:  You be the Hero: Protecting Children Through Safety Education

NINA ZESKY
Buffalo

Talent: Gymnastics

Platform: You be the Hero: Protecting Children Through Safety Education

Nina Zesky, Buffalo
 

  NIA IMANI FRANKLIN   Five Boroughs   Talent:  Classical Vocal   Platform:    Advocating for the Arts

NIA IMANI FRANKLIN
Five Boroughs

Talent: Classical Vocal

Platform: Advocating for the Arts

Nia Imani Franklin, Five Boroughs