Meet the 2017 Contestants


Miss Atlantic Countyjacqueline-algarra_0774_225

Name:  Jacqueline Algarra

Age:  21

Hometown:  Marlton

School:  Holy Family University

Platform:  The National Eating Disorder Assocation

Talent:  Vocal

Miss Atlantic ShoresNRagazzo

Name:  Natalie Ragazzo

Age:  21

Hometown:  Ocean City, NJ

School:  Belmont University

Platform:  Anxiety & Depression: End the Stigma

Talent:  Vocal

Miss Avalonjulia-magill_1424_225

Name:  Julia Magill

Age:  20

Hometown:  West Deptford

School:  Rowan University

Platform:  Feeding Our Families

Talent:  Dance


Miss Bergen County AreaCelinda_2378

Name:  Celinda Ortega

Age: 22

Hometown:  Fair Lawn

School: Montclair State University

Platform: Girl Power! Redefining Beauty, Giving Hope & Goal Mapping

Talent:  Vocal

Miss Burlington County Areadaniellebarger_1285

Name:  Danielle Barger

Age:  22

Hometown:  Somers Point

School:  Stockton University

Platform:  The Ronald McDonald House of Southern NJ

Talent:  Dance – Tap


Miss Camden County Areaalyssasullivan_2053

Name:   Alyssa Sullivan

Age:  21

Hometown:  Cape May

School:  Atlantic County Community College

Platform:  Peer Challenge Commit 2 Character

Talent:  Vocal


Miss Cape May County AreaM Kennelly

Name:   Madison Kennelly

Age:  18

Hometown:  Tuckahoe

School:  York College

Platform:  Lend A Paw! The Power of Pet Therapy

Talent:  Dance-Tap


Miss Cape ResortMSanders

Name:   Marissa Sanders

Age:  20

Hometown:  Pitman

School:  Rowan College at Gloucester County

Platform:  R.E.A.D for Literacy

Talent:  Violin


Miss Cape ShoresPhotoUnavailable2

Name:   Sandra Hilla

Age:  22

Hometown:  Williamstown

School:  Rowan University

Platform:  Heart and Hands for Our Heroes

Talent:  Dance

Miss Central Coastkseeley_0748

Name:   Kyra Seeley

Age:  19

Hometown:  Middlesex

School:  Rutgers University


Talent:  Dance-Irish

Miss Coastal Shores  KTomlinson

Name:   Krystle Tomlinson

Age:  20

Hometown:  Scotch Plains

School:  American Musical & Dramatic Academy


Talent:  Vocal

Miss Columbus DayOliviaMichael

Name:   Olivia Michael

Age:  23

Hometown:  Bergenfield

School:  The College of New Jersey

Platform:  Arts for Everyone

Talent:  Piano

Miss Cumberland County

Name:  Sarah Pepitone SarahPepitone_0745

Age:  20

Hometown:  Millville

School:  Cumberland County College – Grad

Platform:  Preserve Our Earth

Talent:  Vocal w/ Sign Language

Miss Eastern Shore

Name:   Kaitlyn SchoeffelKSchoeffel

Age:  23

Hometown:  Egg Harbor Township

School:  Montclair State University-Graduate

Platform:  Operation Empowerment

Talent:  Dance

Miss Essex County Area

Name:  Jessica ErveyJessica Ervey_0782

Age: 20

Hometown:  Andover

School:  Centenary University

Platform:  Hope Garden for Domestic Abuse

Talent:  Dance


Miss GatewayRLeGrand

Name:  Rachelle Legrand

Age:  21

Hometown:  Morganville

School:  Rutgers University

Platform:  “Start the Conversation-Eliminating Micro-aggressions”

Talent:  Vocal

Miss Gloucester County Area

Name:  Ashlyn Lavesonashlynl_1862_

Age:  22

Hometown:  Ventnor

School:  New York University – Graduate

Platform:  Turn the Tables on Hunger

Talent:  Piano

Miss Monmouth County Areajmilne_0743

Name:   Jessica Milne

Age:  23

Hometown:  New Milford

School:  Fairleigh Dickinson University

Platform:  LGBTeen Advocacy

Talent:  Vocal

Miss Northern Highlandsdisha_1424

Name:   Disha Dass

Age:  22

Hometown:  New Milford

School:  Rutgers Graduate School of Education

Platform:  Love Will Win: Beyond Marriage Equality

Talent:  Piano

Miss Northern Lakeshannah_1420

Name:   Hannah Vendetta

Age:  19

Hometown:  Pitman

School:  Georgian Court University

Platform:  Save Your Lungs, Save Your Life

Talent:  Dance-Tap

Miss Ocean County Areaoliviasuarez_2051

Name:   Olivia Suarez

Age:  23

Hometown:  Mullica Hill

School:  Widener University-Graduate

Platform:  Volunteering is Powerful

Talent:  Dance-Tap


Miss Ramapo ValleyLauren_2377

Name:  Lauren Staub

Age:  22

Hometown:  Avon-By-the-Sea

School:  Montclair State University

Platform:  The Growing Epidemic of Prescription Drug Abuse in the United States

Talent:  Classical Vocal

Miss Salem CountyLaura Frye_1581_

Name:  Laura Frye

Age:  18

Hometown:  Woodstown

School:  Muhlenberg College

Platform:  Teenage Anxiety Disorder Awareness

Talent:  Vocal

Miss Seashore LineARoss

Name:  Amanda Rae Ross

Age:  21

Hometown:  Galloway

School:  Stockton University


Talent: Dance

Miss South Jersey

Name:  Jaime Gialloretojaimeg_1851_

Age:  17

Hometown:  Woolwich Township

School:  Kingsway Regional High School

Platform:  Don’t Get Nutty: Food Allergy Awareness

Talent:  Dance


Miss South ShoreMadisonW_2406

Name:  Madison Welsh

Age: 18

Hometown: Westville

School: Neumann College

Platform: S.P.I.N. – Share Positive Instead of Negative

Talent:  Tap Dance

Miss Stars & StripesAshley Kulikowski_0856_

Name:  Ashley Kulikowski

Age: 19

Hometown: Glassboro

School:  Rowan University

Platform:  Fearless Movement-Epilepsy Awareness

Talent:  Piano

Miss Tri-CountyJIndio

Name:  Jessica Indio

Age: 22

Hometown:  Hammonton

School:  Fashion Institute of Technology

Platform:  Dress for Success

Talent:  Jazz Dance



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