Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen Competition

Wednesday, July 24, 2024
7 pm • East park

Meet your 2024
miss Charlevoix Venetian queen court!

(Back row left to right): Trista Miller, Ellie Sullivan; (3rd row): Avery Kita, Queen Karlee Eaton, Kaydence McPherson; (2nd row): Emma Meadows, Dana Brown; (Front): Gemma Bonney


Trista Miller – South Point Collision

Ellie Sullivan – Pat O’Brien & Associates

Avery Kita – Boehm Agency

Kaydence McPherson – Ace Hardware

Emma Meadows – Lakeshore Chiropractic & Sports Rehabilitation and Biggby Coffee

Dana Brown – Cherry Republic and The Lake House

Gemma Bonney – Ricks McClure Chiropractic

Congratulations to Karlee eaton,
our 2023 Venetian Queen

Karlee with her parents, Brad and Kristin Eaton

Introducing Karlee Eaton!  Karlee was born and raised in Charlevoix and loves this town with all her heart.  She is going into her senior year at Charlevoix Middle-High School where she is actively involved with volleyball, basketball, soccer, National Honor Society, Student Council, and SAFE in Northern Michigan, which helps to prevent youth substance abuse.  When she’s not busy with school or athletics, Karlee enjoys spending time with family and friends, volunteering at the Personal Pantry, and loves being out on the water.  After graduation, Karlee plans to use her scholarship money to study elementary education.

Congratulations, Karlee, on all your accomplishments and thank you for all you do for Charlevoix!

~2023 Candidates~

Thank you to our 2023 venetian queen sponsors:

ACE Hardware – Abbey Wright

Blossom Consulting – Katie Rohrer

Builders North – Abby Beaudoin

Castle Farms – Alexa Lewis

Celeste Murdick’s Fudge – Macey McKeown

Charlevoix Agency – Kylee Rice

Dry Harbour Marine – Kylee Rice

Jay Balasz, DDS – Karlee Eaton

Kantola Marine Services – Kate Wood

Knot Just a Shrimp Boil – Catherine Hayes

The Lake House – Allie Pott

Lemerand Agency – Karlee Eaton

McKillip Painting – Bayani Collins

Momentum – Catherine Hayes

Sail Charlevoix – Danielle Mason

Skydive Charlevoix – Evie Tuck

Sunsinger Construction – Alexa Lewis

Miss Charlevoix over the years...

2022 Queen Claire Scholten
2021 Queen Alison Sape
2020 Queen Corona
2019 Queen Julia Sape
2018 Queen Rachel Nesburg
2017 Queen Madison Carey

About the Miss Charlevoix
Venetian Queen Competition

The young ladies that participate in the Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen competition serve the Charlevoix community as its ambassadors.  The reigning queen, her court, and new candidates promote our beautiful town, our lakes and tourism while visiting surrounding Northern Michigan community events.

Each year the young women that enter the Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen competition bring intelligence, integrity, and a love of community with them.  The coronation is a must see community event that is held in East Park at the Odmark Performance Pavilion on Venetian Thursday.

The Miss Charlevoix Venetian Queen competition is scholarship based.  The young women that participate in the competition are required to write an introduction letter, an essay, prepare and present one persuasive speech, and complete both panel and personal interview with judges that are selected from outside the Charlevoix Community.  Each candidate is judged completely on her own merit.

The scholarships provided are:

Venetian Queen: $3,000.00

First Runner Up: $1,000.00

Second Runner Up: $500.00

Third Runner Up: $250.00

Essay Winner: $500.00

Speech Winner: $250.00

Miss Congeniality: $250.00

Queen Scholarships are awarded at the end of her reign and are paid toward the school that she is attending.  The scholarship funds are provided by the Charlevoix Venetian Festival through generous donations.