About

The Miss Oakland County Scholarship program began as Miss Farmington in 1974, then later named the Miss Farmington Oakland County pageant when it became open to all residents of Oakland County. It was then later named the Miss Oakland County Scholarship Program in 2003.

The Miss Oakland County Scholarship Program is a local affiliate of the Miss Michigan and Miss America Scholarship Organization. Together, with more than 5,000 other local programs across the nation, we comprise the largest scholarship organization for women in the world, and make available in excess of $45 million in educational opportunities. 

In 2006, our very own Kirsten Haglund was crowned Miss Oakland County, went on to become Miss Michigan the very next year, and became Miss America in 2008 .

Miss Oakland County 2015 Kaitlyn Krizanic with Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund. 

Miss Oakland County 2015 Kaitlyn Krizanic with Miss America 2008 Kirsten Haglund. 


Miss Oakland County 2013 Makayla McCoskey, competing in Evening Wear for Miss Michigan 2014.

Miss Oakland County 2013 Makayla McCoskey, competing in Evening Wear for Miss Michigan 2014.

Phases of Competition

Evening Wear 15%

This phase of competition focuses on the elegance and poise of the contestant as she glides across the stage in her best formal wear. 

Interview 25%

Miss Oakland County, Miss Michigan, and Miss America strives to prepare their contestants for real world scenarios, including interviews. Questions may range from their platform to current events. 

On-Stage Question 20%

The on-stage questions aims to showcase a contestant's ability to speak in front of crowds. Miss Oakland County and Miss Oakland County's Outstanding Teen is expected to be able to feel comfortable in these scenarios.

Swimsuit 10%

Showcase your health and well-being in the swimsuit or athletic wear portion of competition. 

Talent 30%

Everyone has a talent. Whether it's singing, dancing, or cake decorating, give it your all! The talent portion of competition is only 90 seconds long.


 
Emma Seidal Miss Oakland County 2017

Emma Seidal
Miss Oakland County 2017

Brooklynn Lambert Miss Oakland County 2016 2nd Runner Up, Miss Michigan 2017 Prelim Talent Winner

Brooklynn Lambert
Miss Oakland County 2016
2nd Runner Up, Miss Michigan 2017
Prelim Talent Winner

Kaitlyn Krizanic Miss Oakland County 2015 Top 10, Miss Michigan 2016 Excellence in Interview Award

Kaitlyn Krizanic
Miss Oakland County 2015
Top 10, Miss Michigan 2016
Excellence in Interview Award

Mackenzie Strom Miss Oakland County 2014 Top 10, Miss Michigan 2015

Mackenzie Strom
Miss Oakland County 2014
Top 10, Miss Michigan 2015

Makayla McCoskey Miss Oakland County 2013 Miss America Academic Excellence, Miss Michigan 2014

Makayla McCoskey
Miss Oakland County 2013
Miss America Academic Excellence, Miss Michigan 2014

Shelby Gardiner Miss Oakland County 2012 Top 10, Miss Michigan 2013

Shelby Gardiner
Miss Oakland County 2012
Top 10, Miss Michigan 2013

Kelly Oles Miss Oakland County 2011 2nd Runner Up, Miss Michigan 2012 Excellence in Interview Award

Kelly Oles
Miss Oakland County 2011
2nd Runner Up, Miss Michigan 2012
Excellence in Interview Award

Elizabeth Hawthorne Miss Oakland County 2010 3rd Runner Up, Miss Michigan 2011 Miss America Community Service

Elizabeth Hawthorne
Miss Oakland County 2010
3rd Runner Up, Miss Michigan 2011
Miss America Community Service

Angela Vendetti Miss Oakland County 2009 Top 10, Miss Michigan 2010

Angela Vendetti
Miss Oakland County 2009
Top 10, Miss Michigan 2010

Sheila Klein Miss Oakland County 2008 Top 10, Miss Michigan 2009

Sheila Klein
Miss Oakland County 2008
Top 10, Miss Michigan 2009

Samantha Steckloff Miss Oakland County 2003 & 2007 2nd Runner Up, Miss Michigan 2008

Samantha Steckloff
Miss Oakland County 2003 & 2007
2nd Runner Up, Miss Michigan 2008

Kirsten Haglund - MISS AMERICA Miss Oakland County 2006 Miss Michigan 2007, Prelim Swimwear Miss America 2008, Prelim Swimwear

Kirsten Haglund - MISS AMERICA
Miss Oakland County 2006
Miss Michigan 2007, Prelim Swimwear
Miss America 2008, Prelim Swimwear

Former Titleholders Not Pictured

2005 - Lindsey Tycholiz
Top 10, Miss Michigan 2006

2004 - Leilani Melissa Thorn
2nd Runner Up, Miss Michigan 2006

2003 - Samantha Steckloff

2002 - Kelly Zander

2001 - Tracey Finlayson
Top 10, Miss Michigan

2000 - Angela Corsi

1999 - Leslie Jo Reinbold

1998 - Erin Whitney Cogswell
Top 10, Miss Michigan

1997 - Jennifer Paige Hormke
Top 10, Miss Michigan

1996 - Annette Hohl

1995 - Audrie Chermauckas

1994 - Megan Kate Smith
Top 10, Miss Michigan

1993 - Julie Dugan

1992 - Amber Arbuckle

1991 - Marlo Ponos

1990 - Allison Marie Ayers

1989 - Kerry Dwyer

1988 - Kristen Conley

1987 - Dulane Whinnery

1986 - Melanie Churella
Miss Michigan 1987

1985 -  Kelly Garver
Miss Michigan 1986
2nd Runner Up, Miss America
Preliminary Talent Winner, Miss America

1984 - Mary Christine Porter

1983 - Lisa Varty

1982 - Roxanne D'Ascenzo

1981 - Kelly Garver

1980 - Melanie Churella

1979 - Vickey Whinnery

1978 - Pam Pritchard

1977 - Dorliss Lamarra

1976 - Holly Schmidy
Miss Michigan 1977

1975 - Jan Schriber

1974 - Susan Reed