The Miss America Program is the largest source of scholarships for women in the world, making more than $32 million available annually on the local, state and national levels.
As an official preliminary to the Miss America and Miss New York State Scholarship pageants, the Miss Capital Region Scholarship Organization brings these scholarship opportunities to the young women of the Capital Region. The program is organized and run by volunteers who receive no financial compensation or salary for their time or services.
Contestants must be between 17 and 24 years old, single and never married, and live, work or attend school/college within the Franchise Area of the Capital Region which includes the following counties: Albany, Schenectady, Rensselaer, Saratoga, Warren, Washington, Columbia, Greene, Fulton, Montgomery, Hamilton, Dutchess, and Ulster. Contestants compete in Talent (40%), Interview (30%), Swimsuit (15%) and Evening Wear (15%).
Miss Capital Region is an accomplished speaker, fundraiser and performer. She is available to speak about her platform and the Miss America Program at luncheons, meetings, banquets and dinners. She is also available for special events, fundraisers, telethons, grand openings, parades, and for advertising, commercials, in-store promotions or in a public relations capacity for an organization or business.
To become a contestant, advertiser, scholarship sponsor, or to schedule an appearance by Miss Capital Region, please contact the pageant organization at the address below, or e-mail the executive director.
MISS CAPITAL REGION: Abbey Ramsey of Gloversville
FIRST RUNNER-UP: Leigh Spofford of Eagle Bridge
SECOND RUNNER-UP: Yashika Mabry of Schenectady
FINALISTS: Ashley Sweeney of Lake George; Kathryn "Kaitee" Page of Loudonville; and Deanne Hoffman of Saratoga Springs.
STAN MARTIN FORD COMMUNITY SERVICE AWARD: Abbey Ramsey
ALPHA AWARD (First Year Contestant with Highest Total Points): Abbey Ramsey
INTERVIEW AWARD: Yashika Mabry
PUBLIC RELATIONS AWARD: Leigh Spofford
SPIRIT AWARD: Ashley Sweeney
Special Thanks to Steve Caporizzo of WTEN-ABC 10 and to Miss Massachusetts 1999 April Thibeault!
From 1994 through 1996, we served as a dual pageant, crowning both Miss Capital Region and Miss Northeastern New York. Included is each titleholder's scholarship awards won at the Miss New York State Pageant.
1999: Abbey Ramsey
1998: Kory LaFalce, First Runner-Up and Preliminary Talent Award
1997: Julie Kretzschmar, Top 10, Preliminary Swimsuit and Photogenic Award
1996: Vicki Lynn Scalzo, Fourth Runner-Up and Community Service Award
1995: Tara Cahill, Public Relations Award
1994: Kerry Christiano, Non-Finalist
1993: Indea Rose Leo, Non-Finalist
1992: Jaclyn Connell (1/9/93 - 2/27/93)
1992: Keenah Reid, Talent Award (2/29/92 - 1/9/93)
1996: Julie Kretzschmar, Non-Finalist
1995: Lauren Neuhoff, Top 10
1994: Dione Lee Robinson, Became Miss New York State
1994: Tracey Hudson, Assumed crown
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