New 2013-2014 New York State Maple Queen
The Annual New York State Maple Queen contest and Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony was held on May 18th at the American Maple Museum in Croghan. New 2013-2014 maple royalty was selected by two judges.
Each contestant had to arrive by 7am to enjoy breakfast with the judges. After breakfast, an interview session was held. After the interviews, all of the contestants put on gowns and gave public speeches about a topic they chose. Then they were asked a random question on stage. Deidra Hill gave her fairwell speech as 2012-2013 New York State Maple Queen. Followed by Tess Legler who was 2012-2013 New York State Maple Princess. After the Hall of Fame inductions were completed, the winners were announced.
Racheal Schmeichel was crowned 2013-2014 New York State Maple Queen. Racheal is from Oneida County and she is a member of the Vernon-Verona-Sherrill High School Future Farmers of America. The 1st Alternate Maple Queen is Kylie Hint from Western NY. The 2nd Alternate Maple Queen is Brittany Hopple from Lewis County. The Miss Congeniality for the pagent is Racheal Schmeichel from Oneida County.
Kylea McAdam was crowned 2013-2014 New York State Maple Princess. Kylea is from St. Lawrence County and she helps out at Orebed Sugar Shack. The 1st Alternate Maple Princess is Makenzie Mattison from Oswego County. The 2nd Alternate Maple Princess is Sabrina Prievo from Oneida County.