Tiffany Armstrong From Doe Hill Is The 52nd Maple Queen

Monterey, Va – Highland county’s maple festival celebration got off to a rousing start with the maple queen pageant Saturday evening at Highland high school in Monterey. Sponsored by the highland chamber of commerce, the pageant has been a part of each year’s maple festival for 46 years.

Winners of the pageant included queen Tiffany Renae Armstrong of Doe Hill, first runner-up Molly Katherine Mobley of Blue Grass, and Second runner-up Caiti Lotts of Monterey. The pageant entrants are primarily judged on poise, confidence and communication skills. Armstrong is a senior at Highland High School, Secretary of the Highland FFA, historian in her class and active in local church activities.
She plans to study physical therapy at Blue Ridge Community College this fall.

The maple queen and her court will be crisscrossing the county on maple festival weekends greeting visitors at the sugar camps and pancake breakfasts. In addition to the maple festival, their duties this year include parades, the county fair and fall festival. Local businesses including First and Citizens Bank, the Blue Grass Valley Bank and the Highland Inn provided prizes for the queen and her court.

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Heather Niday

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