Miss Virginia 2017 Contestants

Pageant Date: June 22 - 24, 2017

Berglund Performing Arts Theatre


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Miss Virginia Class of 2017 Headshots

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Miss Contestants

Photo  Local Pageant Name Platform Type of Talent
Apple Blossom Casey Shepard Miss Apple Blossom Festival Casey Shepard  Embracing Not Defining Disabilities  Ballet en Pointe 
Arlington Cecili Weber Miss Arlington  Cecili Weber Born Leaders   Contemporary Dance
Capital Region Elizabeth Mothershead Miss Capitol Region  Elizabeth Mothershead Fight Intolerance Today! Bringing Acceptance to Those with Disabilities  Operatic Vocal 
Cardinal Lauren Mitchell Miss Cardinal

Lauren Mitchell 

 More Than a Statistic Original Slam Poetry 
Chesterfield Ashley Fisher sm Miss Chesterfield Ashley Fisher  Relay For Life  Aerial Lyra 
Commonwealth GracieBedsole Miss Commonwealth Anna Grace Bedsole  Wrapped in Love  Popular Flute Medley
Francesca replacement sm Miss Crooked Road Francesca Reilly  GIVE (Growing Individuals for Volunteer Engagement) Operatic Vocal 
Greater Prince William Julia Braxton Miss Greater Prince William County Julia Braxton  Don't Hate, Educate! Open Minds, Open Hearts  Classical Vocal 
Greater Richmond Olivia Shedd Miss Greater Richmond Olivia Shedd  Compassionate Children Changing Culture   Ballet en Pointe
Hanover Amanda Short Miss Hanover Amanda Short  Protecting Innocence  Modern Vocal/Ukulele
Loundon County Kasia Luzynski Miss Loudoun County Kasia Luzynski  Autism Awareness: Creating a "Person-First" World  Lyrical Dance 
Mountain Laurel Caroline Weinroth Miss Mountain Laurel Caroline Weinroth  Music Empowerment: Creating Civic Change through Music Education  Jazz Vocal 
  Northern Virginia Alice Gyamfi Miss Northern Virginia Alice Gyamfi  Entrepreneurship Breeding Leadership  Vocal/Original Monologue 
Patrick Henry CC Demi Richardson Miss Patrick Henry CC Demi Richardson   Finding My Voice: From Victim to Victor  Classical Vocal
Piedmont Region Carlehr Swanson Miss Piedmont Region Carlehr Swanson  Music is U.N.I.T.Y.   Popular Vocal/Piano
Roanoke Valley Dominga Murray Miss Roanoke Valley Dominga Murray  Hunger Has a Cure  Popular Vocal
Southeast VA Bailey McKee sm Miss Southside Virginia Bailey McKee Volunteering: Giving Back   Blues Vocal
Southwestern Hallie Hovie-Murray Miss Southwestern Virginia


 One in 68: Ending the Stigma of Autism Original Spoken Word
State Fair of Virginia Taylor Reynolds Miss State Fair of Virginia Taylor Reynolds  "Start a Chain Reaction" - Rachel's Challenge  Modern Dance 
Tysons AnnaKelly Miss Tysons Anna Kelly  End the Apathy Epidemic: Promoting Youth Political Engagement   Blues Vocal
Virginia Beach DorothyCosner Miss Virginia Beach Dorothy Cosner  Taking the First Step Popular Vocal 
Cameron Smith replacement sm Miss Virginia Highlands Cameron Smith  "Lexie's Legacy: Saving Lives Through Children's Miracle Network Hospitals"  Popular Vocal 

2016 Miss Virginia's Outstanding Teens

  Local Pageant Contestant Name
Apple Blossom Teen FiGart sm

Apple Blossom Festival

Remi FiGart 

Arlington OT Annika Suh Arlington  Annika Suh
 Capitol Regions OT Ella Strickland Capitol Region Ella Strickland 
 Cardinal OT Ainsley Proctor  Cardinal Ainsley Proctor 
Chesterfield OT Monroe Hill sm Chesterfield   Monroe Hill
CommonwealthTEEN VictoriaChuah SM Commonwealth Victoria Chuah 
 Crooked Road OT Blair Oakley Crooked Road   Blair Oakley
 Greater Prince William Alexis Taylor Watkinson  Greater Prince William County  Alexis Taylor Watkinson
 Greater Richmond OT Lauren Naff  Greater Richmond Lauren Naff 
 Hanover OT Zoe Belle Lowe  Hanover Zoe Belle Lowe 
 Loudon County Sydney Carmony Loudoun County Sydney Carmony 
 MountainLaurel OT Haley Day Mountain Laurel  Haley Day
 Northern Virginias OT  Kaitlyn Zambrana  Northern Virginia Kaitlyn Zambrana 
 Piedmont Region OT  Jordan Welker  Piedmont Region Jordan Welker 
 Roanoke Valleys OT Morgan Rhudy Roanoke Valley Morgan Rhudy 
 Southside OT Ann-Garland King sm Southside Virginia  Ann-Garland King
Miss Southwestern Virginias Outstanding Teen Isabella Jessee Southwestern Virginia Isabella Jessee
 State Fair of VA OT Audrey Kate Taylor  State Fair of Virginia Audrey Kate Taylor 
 Tysons OT Revised SM  Tysons Cecily Rice 
 VirginiaBeach OT SavannahMarcum Virginia Beach Savannah Marcum 
 Virginia Highlands OT julie vranches sm  Virginia Highlands Julie Vranches 


 Miss Virginia Teens in Training

  Local Pageant Contestant Name
Apple Blossom TNT Laila Alam  Apple Blossom Festival Laila Alam
TNT 2017 Carol-Ann Moore
Arlington Carol-Ann Moore
  Photo Coming Soon! Capitol Region  
 Cardinal TNT Riley Fenwick Cardinal Riley Fenwick 
  Photo Coming Soon! Chesterfield  
Photo Coming Soon! Commonwealth  
 Crooked Road TNT Tonja Martin Crooked Road Tonja Martin 
 Greater Prince William Ashleigh Watkinson Greater Prince William County Ashleigh Watkinson 
 Greater Richmond TNT McKenna Clendenning Greater Richmond McKenna Clendenning 
 Hanover TNT Grace Richmond Hanover Grace Richmond 
 Photo Coming Soon!  Loudoun County Mia Anderson
 MountainLaurel TNT Addyson Herrick Mountain Laurel Addyson Herrick 
  Photo Coming Soon! Northern Virginia  
 Piedmont Region TNT Chloe Brown Piedmont Region Chloe Brown 
 Roanoke Valley TNT Jayden Widner Roanoke Valley Jayden Widner 
Miss Southsides Teen in Training Abigail Upton Southside Virginia Abigail Upton
  Photo Coming Soon! Southwestern Virginia  
 State Fair of VA TNT Lydia Whitlow State Fair of Virginia Lydia Whitlow 
  Photo Coming Soon! Tysons  
Virginia Beach TNT 2017 Sophia McGrady sm Virginia Beach Sophia McGrady  
 Virginia Highlands TNT Isabella Goins sm Virginia Highlands Isabella Goins 




  Local Pageant Contestant Name
 Apple Blossoms Princess Apple Blossom Festival Madison Leigh Needles 
Photo Coming Soon! Apple Blossom Festival

Lexi Hovey

Apple Blossom Princess Hannah Huff sm Apple Blossom Festival

Hannah Huff

 Arlington Baylee Sample Princess Arlington

 Baylee Sample

 Capitol Regions Princess Nijah Hall Capitol Region Nijah Hall 
 Cardinals Princess Ariana Deitz Cardinal Ariana Deitz 
 Cardinal Princess Mattie Garofalo Cardinal Mattie Garofalo 
  Photo Coming Soon! Chesterfield Madison Walker 
 CommonwealthPRINCESS BellaTurner Commonwealth Bella Turner 
 Crooked Road Princess Chelsea Pearson Crooked Road  Chelsea Pearson
 Crooked Road Princess Lauryn Lynch Crooked Road Lauryn Lynch 
Photo Coming Soon! Greater Prince William County Kayden Hall
  Photo Coming Soon! Greater Prince William County Genesis Flakes 
  Greater Richmond  Princess Reagan Garofalo Greater Richmond Reagan Garofalo 
 Greater Richmond Princess Davion Washington Greater Richmond Davion Washington 
 Greater Richmond Princess Lynzy Simon Greater Richmond Lynzy Simon 
 Hanover Princess Lily Burns Hanover Lily Burns 
  Loudoun County Jennifer Rae 
 MountainLaurelPRINCESS RasheedahMurray Mountain Laurel Rasheedah Abdulmumit 
  Northern Virginia Princess Layla Henry sm Northern Virginia Layla Henry
 Piedmont Region Princess Alondra Lukasiewicz Piedmont Region Alondra Lukasiewicz 
 Piedmont Region Princess Parker Sherman Piedmont Region Parker Sherman 
 Piedmont Region Princess Raygen Wright Piedmont Region Raygen Wright 
 Roanoke Valleys Princess Tensley Boswell Roanoke Valley Tensley Boswell 
Roanoke Valleys  Princess Brynn Testerman  Roanoke Valley Brynn Testerman
Southside princess emmahasty sm Southside Virginia Emma Hasty 
Southwestern VA Princess Taylor Trombley sm Southwestern Virginia Taylor Trombley 
 State Fair of VA Princess Hunter Lipscomb State Fair of Virginia Hunter Lipscomb 
 Tysons Princess Lyric Pardlo Tysons Lyric Pardlo 
 VirginiaBeachPRINCESS Ella Dugger Virginia Beach Ella Dugger 
 Virginia Highlands Princess Erelah Looney Virginia Highlands Erelah Looney