Miss New York Class of 2015

Get to know the Miss New York Class of 2015, and follow them on their journey to Miss New York!

Miss New York Class of 2015

Class Collages: Crowning | Top 5


 Altamont Fair: Meghan Cahill

Platform: Man, I Feel Like a Woman: Empowering Women Through Self-Defense
Talent: Krav Maga Mixed Martial Arts
Social Media: Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: MAO Community Service Award

 


 

Buffalo: Desiree Wiley

Platform: Knowledge is Power: Keeping Teens off the Streets and in School
Talent: Jazz Dance
Social Media: Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  •  2014- 1st RU
  • 2013- 3rd RU
  • 2012- 4th RU
  • 2011- 3rd RU

Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: Preliminary Talent, Preliminary Swimsuit, 1st Runner Up

 


Central New York: Katelynn Smith

Platform: More Than Just Sad: Suicide Awareness and Prevention
Talent: Contemporary Clogging
Social Media: Website | Facebook

Previous Miss New York Experience

Miss New York 2015: Preliminary Swimsuit, Top 10

 


Central Square Apple Festival: Kristina King

Platform: FEED: Fighters Ending Eating Disorders
Talent: Musical Theater Vocal
Social Media: Blog Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

 


 

Cosmopolitan: Mackenzie Perpich

Platform: Performers with a Purpose
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Website
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: Preliminary Talent, Overall Interview, 4th Runner Up

 


 

Crown City: Jamie Hughes

Platform: Project Purple: Taking a Stance Against Substance Abuse
Talent: Vocal
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • 2014- NF EG Award
    Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: Preliminary Swimsuit

 


 

Empire Rose: Madison Manuel

Platform: Connecting Cliques – Bullying Awareness
Talent: Contemporary Violin
Social Media: Website | Facebook

Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • 2014- NF

Exclusive: Bio | Interview


 

Empire Star: Marivi Howell-Arza

Platform: Lady Liberty’s Lamp: Lighting the Way to the American Dream
Talent: Broadway Vocal
Social Media: Website | Facebook | Blog
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: Ken Berry Spirit Award, Top 10

 


 

Erie Canal: Willa Hahn

Platform: Youth Involvement in Politics
Talent: Classical Vocal
Social Media: Website | Facebook | Blog 
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: Top 10

 


 

Flower City: Kyanna Lewis

Platform: Don’t Just Succeed, Lead: Building Our Nation’s (Wo)manpower
Talent: Creative Hula Hoop Performance
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: NF Interview Award

 


 

Finger Lakes: Kerisa Bonville

Platform: “You Are Not Alone”: Raising Awareness for Anxiety and Depression
Talent: Vocal with Acoustic Guitar
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

 


Five Boroughs: Ashley Davis

Platform: Memories Matter: Alzheimer’s Disease Awareness & Support 
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Social Media: Facebook | Blog
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: Community Service Award, Top 10

 


 

Fulton County: Baylee Simpson

Platform: The CREATE Initiative
Talent: Ballet en Pointe
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview


 

Greater New York: Jamie Lynn Macchia

Platform: Inspiring Action Against Pediatric Cancer
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Social Media: Facebook | Website
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • 2014-2nd R/U
  • 2013- NF
  • 2012 Top 10

Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: Preliminary Talent, CMN Miracle Maker, Academic Award, Miss New York 2015

 


 

Heart of New York: Nina Zesky

Platform: Easy as ABC: Protecting Children Through Improved School Security
Talent: Acrojazz
Social Media: Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • 2014- NF

Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: Salt City Scholar Award, 2nd Runner Up


 

Liberty: Meghan Sinisi

Platform: Different Pieces to the Same Puzzle: Raising Autism Awareness
Talent: Baton Twirling
Social Media: Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: NF Talent Award

 


 

Manhattan: Kristen Stilwell

Platform: Not There Yet: Fighting for Gender Equality
Talent: Lyrical Dance
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: 3rd Runner Up

 


 

Mohawk Valley: Tracee Schiebel

Platform: Agriculture: One Solution to Hunger
Talent: Tap Dance
Social Media: Website
Exclusive: Bio | Interview


 

New York State Fair: Emma Silen

Platform: Safe Spaces, Strong Teams: Ending Prejudice in College Athletics
Talent: Dramatic Monologue
Social Media: Facebook 
Exclusive: Bio | Interview


 

Onondaga County: Jessica Brosofsky

Platform: What Matters Today: Creating an Informed Generation
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Facebook 
Exclusive: Bio | Interview


 

Queens: Catherine Mannett

Platform: Promoting Literacy
Talent: Hoop Dance
Social Media: Instagram | Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

 


 

Richmond County: Julia Simoniello

Platform: Inspire, Create, Educate: Encouraging Arts In Education
Talent: Vocal/Guitar
Social Media: WebsiteFacebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

 


 

Staten Island: Katlyn Cohen

Platform: Stop The Texts, Stop The Wrecks
Talent: Contemporary Monologue
Social Media: WebsiteFacebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

 


 

Salt City: Anastasia Harisis

Platform: The Age of Athenas: Building an Empire of STEM Superwomen
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

 


 

Southern Tier: Cassie Paradise

Platform: “Turn the label, into the able”- Empowering Autistic Youth
Talent: Broadway Jazz Dance
Social Media: Facebook
Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: People’s Choice


 

Syracuse: Anneliese Trust

Platform: Be a Hero: Promoting Mentoring through the Big Brothers Big Sisters Club
Talent: Contemporary Jazz Dance
Social Media: Website | Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • 2014- NF T Award

Exclusive: Bio | Interview

 


 

Thousand Islands: Allison Carlos

Platform: Fostering a Favorable Future
Talent: Dance
Social Media: Blog | Facebook | Website
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • 2012- NF
  • 2011- NF
  • 2007- Miss NYOT

Exclusive: Bio | Interview

Miss New York 2015: Top 10

 


Triple Cities: Hillary Peckham

Platform: Celebrating Creativity and Confidence- Empowering children and teaching self expression through music and performance
Talent: Piano
Social Media:
Exclusive: Bio | Interview


 

Upstate NY: Lauren Crandall

Platform: Helping Students Thrive: It’s EASY (Through Education, Advocacy, Safe Spaces and Youth Groups)
Talent: Vocal
Social Media: Website | Blog | Facebook
Previous Miss New York Experience:

  • 2014- NF

Exclusive: Bio | Interview