Miss CNY 2015 Preview & Predictions

Local Competitions



  1. Kelsey Mayo
  2. Katelynn Smith
    • Miss Empire Rose 2012, Miss Fulton County 2013, Miss Empire Capital Region 2014, Top 10 at Miss NY 2014
  3. Micheala Kenny
    • Miss Teen NY
  4.  Neetu Chandak
    • Miss Upstate NY’s Outstanding Teen 2013, National Spelling Bee Champion
  5. Dannah Languitan
    • first MAO competition, won multiple college sponsored pageants
  6. Katie Guevarra has dropped from the competition.
  7. Tara Murphy
    • Rose of Tralee competition, first MAO competition
  8. Lauren Mollella
    • Miss NY’s Outstanding Teen 2012, non-finalist talent award
  9. Abby Hoag
    • Competitive dancer, people’s choice award
  10. Richelle Reynolds
    • Has won fair/festival pageants
  11. Ashley Loggins
  12. China Duvall
    • teen glitz pageant titleholder/coach
  13. Lauren Crandall
    • Miss Mohawk Valley 2014, runner up multiple times

6th Annual Miss Central New York

Community Pageantry

As summer approaches, high school seniors are finally breaking free from grade school and preparing to spend their last summer home before their new life as an undergraduate college student. Many students, or at least their parents, find this to be a stressful time on the financial front. Mia Adams McSherry, Syracuse resident, knew how expensive college is, and wanted to provide a unique opportunity for seniors in the greater Syracuse region. What resulted was the Miss Central New York Scholarship Pageant. Although not an official preliminary to Miss New York, this pageant follows many of the same standards and morals, while providing scholarships for the young ladies who compete.

The 6th annual Miss Central New York Scholarship Pageant invited senior girls from a handful of high schools from across the central New York region to participate in a month long process with contestant orientation and workshops, dress rehearsals, and the pageant, including three phases of competition. The pageant was held in the historic Palace Theater in Eastwood, and was filled to the brim with the proud families of the girls. The stage, laden with flowers, boasted a balloon backdrop shaped like a crown.

Titleholder Tuesday: Miss Central New York

Titleholder Interviews



In 2010, Courtney Sheridan was 1/3 of the first time in Miss America history that three sisters competed against each other in a State pageant. She was Miss Empire Rose 2010, after having competed the prior as Miss Fulton County 2009. Two years later she took the stage a 3rd time as Miss Mohawk Valley 2012. Well, ladies and gentlemen, Courtney has done it again. This past summer she was crowned the very first Miss Central New York and will represent the core of the Empire State at Miss New York.