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Jenae Clayre Lodewyk, Miss Bay County from Bay City, was crowned Miss Michigan on June 15th, 2024. Over $25,000 in scholarship awards were given out during the two day competition in Muskegon, Michigan.

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Jenae Clayre Lodewyk, Miss Bay County from Bay City, was crowned Miss Michigan on June 15th, 2024. This follows two days of competition featuring 20 contestants at the historical Frauenthal Theater in Muskegon, Michigan. Lodewyk pursued her education at Bangor John Glenn High School and Wayne State University. Her scholastic and career ambition is to lead Player Development and Family Engagement Operations for an NBA team. Jenae’s platform, “Women in the Workplace: Advocating for Women in Male-Dominated Industries,” aims to empower women by providing professional tools and support to confidently enter male-dominated spaces. Through her service initiative, she encourages young people to explore career options and fosters an inclusive environment.

Runner-Ups:

First runner-up: Miss Southcentral, Kendall Comer

Second runner-up: Miss River Raisin Festival, Samantha McGaughy

Third runner-up: Miss Cardinal Spirit, Breckyn Bussey

Fourth runner-up: Miss Shoreline, Riana Hardyniec

 

The following is a list of 2024 Miss Michigan's scholarship award winners

Miss Michigan
$10,000 Jenae Lodewyk
Miss First Runner-Up
$4,000 Kendall Comer
Miss Second Runner-Up
$3,000 Samantha McGaughy
Miss Third Runner-Up
$2,000 Breckyn Bussey
Miss Fourth Runner-Up
$1,500 Riana Hardyniec
Miss Semi-Finalists
$1,000 (each) Hannah Palmer, Kayleigh Carter, lacy Jewell, Izzy Wallace, Mary Kamara-Hagemeyer
Miss Non-Finalist Candidates
$500 (each)  
Miss Preliminary Evening Gown, Elegance Award (Thursday)
Sponsored by Miya Rollenhagen in memory of her mother Flo Cassell
$500 Kendall Comer
Vivian Zhong Preliminary Talent Award (Thursday)
$500 Breckyn Bussey
Miss Kirsten Haglund On-Stage Question Award (Thursday)
Sponsored by our Local Executive Directors
$250 Jenae Lodewyk
Miss Non-Finalist Talent Award (Saturday)
Sponsored by Mr. & Mrs. Michael Olthoff
$500 Marissa Carson
Miss Non-Finalist Interview Award (Saturday)
Sponsored by the McKendry Family in memory of John McKendry Jr.
$250 Iyla O'Connor
Pam Eldred Community Health Scholarship
In Memory of her sister Melanie
$1,000 Jenae Lodewyk
Kaye Lani Rae Rafko-Wilson Community Service Award
Sponsored by Dione Oerthr In Memory of David Biniecki
$500 Rylee Clairday
Miss Congeniality Award
Sponsored by Miss Michigan Scholarship Organization
$300 Jenae Lodewyk
Miss Excellence in Interview Award
Sponsored by Miya Rollenhagen in memory of her mother Flo Cassell
$500 Riana Hardyniec
The Shelley Taylor Lead-With-Your-Heart Award
Sponsored by the Local Directors in memory of Shelley Taylor
$500 Lauren Mroczek
S.T.E.A.M. Award
Sponsored by Kurt Pieczynski–RE/MAX West
$1000 Amber Zimmerman
Miss Michigan Legacy Award
Sponsored by Forever Miss Michigan
$300 Jenae Lodewyk

 

Scholarship awards are the backbone of the Miss Michigan Scholarship Program. The scholarship fund provides educational opportunities to many young women across the State of Michigan. Learn more at MissMichigan.org