Miss Ligonier History
With its roots established in selecting a Ligonier Bicentennial Queen to welcome President Eisenhower to town in 1958, the first Miss Ligonier Pageant was then held four years later in 1962. Every year since, we have crowned a new Miss Ligonier in the fall, as she and her court reign over Fort Ligonier Days and serve as ambassadors on behalf of the Ligonier Valley. Over the years, Miss Ligonier has become a participant in other community events including the children’s Halloween Parade, welcoming Santa Claus to town and our annual Ice Fest celebration.
 
The tradition remains strong and a unique sisterhood exists among those that have held the title. In fact, a few times, actual sisters have passed this custom along within their own families! Miss Ligonier and her court are active volunteers within their school and community, excel academically, love the Ligonier Valley and are examples of Rotary’s motto, “Service above self.”
 
Miss Ligonier Winners 
 
1958 – Sandi Miles crowned “Bicentennial Queen
     
1962 – Vicki Sweeney   1981 – Debbie Kinsey   2000 – Robin Balles
1963 – Glenda Hankins   1982 – Mary Beth Chendy   2001 – Kayla Rodd
1964 – Christine Hall   1983 – Kim Bellas   2002 – Tarah Small
1965 – Janet Hall   1984 – Dayna Green   2003 – Lauren Salay
1966 – Anna Grade Graham   1985 – Kellie Bellas   2004 – Jeanne Simons
1967 – Susan Mather   1986 – Lori Slack   2005 – Katie Thrower
1968 – Beth Maher   1987 – Kelly Golden   2006 – Amy Pompelia
1969 – Joanne Ambrose   1988 – Deirdre Zarganis   2007 – Kalyn Kramer
1970 – Jodi Liddicoat   1989 – Jenifer Ranalla   2008 – Courtney Moskios
1971 – Sue Becer   1990 – Stacy Loughner   2009 – Emily Pompelia
1972 – Joan Lisankis   1991 – Tanya Snyder   2010 – Emily Payne
1973 – Denise Reid   1992 – Sara Meny   2011 – Katie DeMayo
1974 – Trudy Huskey   1993 – Tiffany Sander   2012 – Phebe Cornell
1975 – Kelly Slate   1994 – Kristin Gulibon   2013 – Rachel Allison
1976 – Becky Oaks   1995 – Rebecca Williams   2014 – Emily Long
1977 – Barbara Hollenbeck   1996 – Susan LaRue   2015 – Sarah Meade
1978 – Kelly McPoland   1997 – Melissa Ann Hay   2016 – Emma Frey
1979 – Katie Steitz   1998 – Jana Menoher   2017 – Nina Christopher
1980 – Linda Park   1999 – Angela Lattanzio   2018 – Sydney Damon