2014 marks a monumental year for the Jackson County RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant. The Jackson County Rose Festival is thrilled to announce their partnership with Albion College, who has offered to award an $80,000 Presidential Scholarship to the Jackson County RoseQueen Scholarship Pageant for the first time this year. The scholarship will be awarded as $20,000 per year for 4 years.

Jackson County RoseQueen Pageant winners are now awarded more scholarship opportunities than any other local and state title holder in Michigan. “After I reached out to Albion College, they wanted to know more and more about our program,” said Windy Chmiel, director of the Miss Jackson County Teen USA Pageant and board member of the Jackson County Rose Festival. “They were excited to see how the young ladies that represent the RoseQueen Pageant excel within the community and academically. I was stunned when I was told that they agreed to an $80,000 Presidential Scholarship. All I could think was, that amount is life changing for some lucky young lady whom we will call the 2014 RoseQueen. I am thrilled be working with such a prestigious college as Albion. It is truly an honor.”

This announcement was made April 23, 2014 during the annual RoseQueen Sponsor Banquet, where the eleven RoseQueen Candidates were paired with their sponsors:

Courtney Clark: Miss Jackson Community Federal Credit Union; Rachel Clark: Miss Walton Insurance Group; Abby Briggs: Miss Ganton Retirement; Bree Arkle: Miss Rehmann Group; Bridget Avery: Miss Business & Professional Women; Myeshia Jones: Miss Comerica Bank; Ciara Wertzbar: Miss County National Bank; Anna Booher: Miss House of DeVaughn; Katlynn Roden: Miss JTV; Emily Giffin: Miss Jackson Radio Works; and Brittany Stearns: Miss Tanfastic.

These eleven candidates will compete for the title of 2014 Miss Jackson County RoseQueen August 23, 2014 at the Western High School Performing Arts Center. For more information or to purchase tickets to the pageants please visit our website at www.jacksonrosefestival.org.