Michigan Sweethearts

Michigan Sweethearts

The Michigan Sweethearts Program is an opportunity for girls, ages 5-12, to participate in the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant.

The Michigan Sweethearts provides a positive introduction to the amazing and talented Miss Michigan contestants who are striving to reach their educational and career goals. It also encourages the young girls to be the best person they can be on the inside and out. 

This program is a fundraising endeavor to increase scholarship awards for our young women. Parents are responsible for the Michigan Sweethearts expenses while they are in Muskegon. 

For more information, or questions: Contact Paula DeWall, michigansweethearts@missmichigan.org

Download Application Deadline May 15, 2024 to participate in the program.

Congratulations MAYA!

Congratulations MAYA!

Congratulations to our Preliminary Talent winners presented by our Official Partner @KawaiPianos.

  • Miss North Carolina
  • Miss Maine
  • Miss Michigan

Each preliminary winner has earned a $3000 scholarship.

Maya Schuhknecht, Miss Michigan

Maya Schuhknecht, Miss Michigan

On June 17, Maya Schuhknecht was crowned Miss Michigan 2023. She fascinated the audience with her speed painting talent, and communicated her passion for highlighting the arts in Michigan with her community service initiative of "Arts for All". She exhibited confidence throughout the evening and showed pose in her gleaming emerald green gown.

Maya competed as Miss Spirit of the state against 22 other beautiful ladies representing various local competitions. She will now compete in the Miss America competition. 

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Kylie D'Andrea, Miss Michigan's Teen

Kylie D'Andrea, Miss Michigan's Teen

On June 16, Kylie D'Andrea was crowned Miss Michigan’s Teen 2023. For her talent she performed a Jazz dance routine to Prince's “Baby I'm a Star”. For the evening gown portion of the competition, Kylie wore a sparkly blue gown with a sheer blue train extending from the waistline. She showed pose and grace throughout the evening and delighted the audience with her talent.

Kylie D'Andrea competed as Miss Sunrise Side's Outstanding Teen against 15 other young ladies representing various local programs during tonight's competition. 

As Miss Michigan’s Teen, Kylie will promote her community service initiative, "Hope for the Homeless" around the state. We hope you get an opportunity to meet Kylie and discover what a beautiful, kind young lady she is.

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