HOMETOWN: Glendive

TALENT: Lyrical Dance

PLATFORM: Get UP/Get FIT

Scholarships and Award:

State Finalist Scholarship-$150 provided by US Bank



HOMETOWN: Helena

TALENT: Original Vocal/Guitar

PLATFORM: Share the Shine-Social Bullying Among Teenage Girls

Scholarships and Awards:

State Finalist Scholarships-$150 provided by US Bank





HOMETOWN: Glendive

TALENT: Lyrical Dance

PLATFORM: One ARK-One Act of Random Kindess

Scholarships and Awards:

1st Runner Up- $750 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program

Spirit and Leadership- $250 provided by Holden Electric

Congeniality Award- $100 provided by Guns N' Things

​Montana's Choice - $1,000



HOMETOWN: Glasgow

TALENT: American Sign Language 

PLATFORM: Finding the Ability Beyond the Disability 

Scholarships and Awards:

4th Runner Up- $1,250 provided by Sheridan Electric



Alysse Charlesworth

Toby-Jeanne Almy

Karalie Magnus

HOMETOWN: Havre

TALENT: Piano

PLATFORM: Planting the Seeds of STEM

Scholarships and Awards:

Miss Montana 2016- $5,000 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program 

Preliminary Evening Gown- $125 provided by US Bank


Miss Montana Results

Sierra Crandell

HOMETOWN: Missoula 

TALENT: Piano/Vocal

PLATFORM: More Than Just Music

Scholarships and Award:

State Finalist Scholarship- $850 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program


In 2016, more than $26,000 in cash scholarships was distributed to our 21 contestants of the Miss Montana Scholarship Program. Each and every girl walked away with an investment in their education. Each of the Miss Montana contestants walked away with no less than $850 and every teen left with at least $150. The Miss America Organization is the largest provider of scholarships to young women in the world. 

Mary Elizabeth royce

Abigail Helland

HOMETOWN: Sidney 

TALENT: Dance

PLATFORM: In Their Shoes-The Power of Empathy

Scholarships and Awards:

3rd Runner Up- $1,500 provided by Stockman Bank 

Outstanding Interview Award-$500 provided by Jim and Carol Swanson

Photogenic-$100 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program

Miss America State Community Service Award-$1,000 provided by MAO


HOMETOWN: Miles City 

TALENT: Vocal

PLATFORM: Generations United

Scholarships and Award:

State Finalist Scholarship- $850 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program


2016 Miss Montana & Miss Montana Outstanding Teen

Results

Vanessa Van Vleet

Jessica Criss

Emily Kuehn

HOMETOWN: Miles City 

TALENT: Jazz Clarinet

PLATFORM: Let's Start Talking: Education and Prevention of Domestic Violence

Scholarships and Awards:

2nd Runner Up- $2,000 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program 

Preliminary Evening Gown- $125 provided by US Bank


HOMETOWN: Helena

TALENT:Vocal

PLATFORM: Fostering Creativity

Scholarships and Award:

Miss Montana's Outstanding Teen 2016- $1,000 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program

Outstanding Talent- $250 provided by Jack Lawson


Samantha Beeler

Quinn Motichka

HOMETOWN: Kalispell

TALENT: Dance 

PLATFORM: Integrating Individual Creativity into Education Curriculum

Scholarships and Awards:

State Finalist Scholarship- $850 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program

Preliminary Swimsuit- $100 provided by Cross Petroleum 




alexa Baisch

HOMETOWN: Great Falls 

TALENT: Piano Solo

PLATFORM: Ending Rape Culture, One Story at a Time

Scholarships and Award:

Montana's Choice Vote Winner-Placement in Top 7

State Finalist Scholarship- $850 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program


HOMETOWN: Bozeman

TALENT: Vocal 

PLATFORM: Red Cross: Making a Difference

Scholarships and Awards:

Top 7 Finalist

State Finalist Scholarship- $850 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program

Congeniality Award- $150 provided by Guns N' Things, LLC




Savanah Leidholt

The official preliminary to 

HOMETOWN: Glendive

TALENT: Lyrical Dance

PLATFORM: Strive to Survive-Suicide is Not the Answer

Scholarships and Award:

State Finalist Scholarship-$150 provided by US Bank



HOMETOWN: Glendive

TALENT: Tap Dance

PLATFORM: Know Your Lemons-Breast Cancer Awareness

Scholarships and Awards:

1st Runner Up-$2,500 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program 

Preliminary Swimsuit Award- $100 provided by Cross Petroleum

Outstanding Talent Award-$750 provided by Jack Lawson

Miss America State Scholar Academic Award-$1,000 provide MAO

Children's Miracle Network Hospital Miracle Maker-Trophy provided by MAO


Samantha Yates

Julie Theis

Miss Montana Outstanding Teen Results

HOMETOWN: Havre 

TALENT: Vocal 

PLATFORM: Inspiring Confidence in Young Women

Scholarships and Awards:

State Finalist Scholarship- $850 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program

Spirit and Leadership- $750 provided by Holden Electric




HOMETOWN: Glendive

TALENT: Dance

PLATFORM: Aspire to Inspire

Scholarships and Awards:

State Finalist Scholarships-$150 provided by US Bank





HOMETOWN: Polson

TALENT: Vocal 

PLATFORM: Mentoring Youth: Bringing Generations Together

Scholarships and Awards:

Outstanding Interview-$250 provided by Jim and Carol Swanson

State Finalist Scholarships-$150 provided by US Bank





Caroline Carey

HOMETOWN: Bozeman

TALENT: Harp

PLATFORM: The Power of Positivity

Scholarships and Award:

2nd Runner Up-$500 provided by Miss Montana Scholarship Program



Faith Johnson

Alara Vogel 

Abby Hill

Audrey Miller

HOMETOWN: Wibaux

TALENT: Tap Dance

PLATFORM: Food Allergy Awareness

Scholarships and Award:

State Finalist Scholarship-$150 provided by US Bank

Photogenic Award-$100 provided by Bohle Images


Lauren Scofield

HOMETOWN: Corvallis

TALENT: Operatic Vocal

PLATFORM: Starting Line

Scholarships and Awards:

State Finalist Scholarships-$150 provided by US Bank