Jillian Fisher, 20, of Burlington was crowned Miss Vermont 2019 at the Chandler Center for the Arts in Randolph on Saturday evening.
Fisher will be a senior this fall at the University of Vermont, where she is studying animal science. She’s a talented singer, and sang “Dream On” in the talent competition.
For winning the title, Fisher earned $5,000 in cash scholarships, including a $1,000 Stowe Rotary scholarship, and $3,900 of in-kind scholarships to Dale Carnegie of Vermont.
Ashley Terpak of Ludlow and Hannah Roque of Middlebury finished second and third. The nonfinalist talent award was won by Therran Adams of Warren and the nonfinalist interview award was won by Alexina Federhen of Bennington.
The Miss Vermont Scholarship Organization awarded $24,700 in cash scholarships and in-kind scholarships to the competitors.
Fisher will represent Vermont at the Miss America pageant in September.
Fisher will spend the next year promoting her social-impact initiative “Fighting Addiction” across Vermont, working to reduce the stigma around opiate addiction and treatment.
“I’m thrilled to be Miss Vermont 2019,” she said. “Our state is at the forefront in how we combat the opiate crisis affecting the nation and I’m looking forward to sharing my message with a broader audience, especially nationally at the Miss America competition.”
Miss Vermont Teen
Also Saturday, Danielle Trottier, 16, of Barre was crowned Miss Vermont’s Outstanding Teen.
Trottier, a jazz dancer, performed to “Cinema Italiano” during the talent competition.
Trottier just completed her junior year at Spaulding High School and will be promoting her platform, “Breaking Barriers at the Barre,” an effort to make dance available to more people.
Trottier received $1,000 in cash scholarships and $3,550 of in-kind scholarships to Dale Carnegie of Vermont.
She will represent Vermont at the Miss America's Outstanding Teen competition in Florida this summer.