During the last of three preliminary nights for the “2017 Miss America Competition” in Boardwalk Hall, Miss Michigan Arianna Quan was named Thursday night’s preliminary Talent winner for her piano performance of “L’Ouette” by Glinka Balakirev. Arianna will receive a $2,000 scholarship with this award.
On June 18th, Arianna Quan was crowned Miss Michigan 2016. She impressed the audience with a beautiful classical piano performance in the talent portion of the competition and in the evening gown competition she was poised and graceful in her black form-fitting, jeweled and feather-accented evening gown.
Arianna competed as Miss Wayne County against 32 other beautiful ladies representing various local competitions. Her personal platform is, “Being American: Immigration & Citizenship Education.” Representing our great state of Michigan, Arianna will make appearances and promote her platform around the state and to the nation during her reign.
On September 11, Arianna will represent Miss Michigan on the televised competition of the Miss America pageant. Preliminary competition will be held September 6-8 in Atlantic City, New Jersey.
Photo courtesy of the Miss America Organization
On June 15th, Kendra Lodewyk was crowned Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen 2016. Her beautiful voice resounded in the Frauenthal Theatre as she sang Franz Schubert’s “Ave Maria” in the talent portion of the competition. Kendra’s spunky fitness routine showed off her excellent shape, condition, and personality in her sportswear topped off with a pink visor.
Kendra competed as Miss Auburn/Midland’s Outstanding Teen against 22 other young ladies representing various local pageants during the two nights of competition. She will compete in the national Miss America’s Outstanding Teen competition August 2-6 in Orlando Florida.
As Miss Michigan’s Outstanding Teen, Kendra will take her personal platform, "The Children’s Confidence Mission" around the state encouraging youth to develop the confidence they need to succeed. We hope you get an opportunity to meet Kendra and enjoy her vocal performance sometime during her year-long reign.
Rich in history and social significance, the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant has for many decades maintained a tradition of empowering Michigan women to achieve their personal and professional goals, while providing a forum in which they can express their opinions, talent and intelligence. It has been located in Muskegon, Michigan, since 1950 and is a not-for-profit corporation providing scholarships to deserving young women.
The Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant spans three nights of competition and is held in mid-June. The public is welcome and encouraged to come and enjoy the talents and beauty of the 30-plus contestants who compete for the title of Miss Michigan.
The contestants compete in the areas of talent, interview, evening-wear, lifestyle and fitness in swimsuit, and an on-stage question. Contestant are evaluated individually in these areas by a panel of five judges with an overall score determining the top ten contestants, and ultimately the one who will be crowned Miss Michigan.
The Miss America Organization has partnered with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals to raise funds and awareness for children’s hospitals throughout the United States.
The commemorative program book will be a keepsake for years to come. Because of our many sponsors and individual contestant supporters, the program book contributes to the success of the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant. You, too, can be part of this lasting memory of the Miss and Teen pageants.
A positive introduction to the amazing and talented women who are striving to meet their educational and career goals. It also encourages them to be the best person they can be on the inside and out.