The School Queen contest returns to the North Gate Stage of the Columbia County Fair on Friday, September 1, at 6:00PM. This is the 83rd year of this traditional event, in which representatives from the county’s six public schools vie for cash prizes. As always, the entrants are all actively involved in school activities, with diverse interests and talents.

Gianna Stang Miss Taconic Hills

Sage Rogers Miss New Lebanon

Shea Mudge Miss Germantown

Isabella DeTorre Miss Ichabod Crane

Jahnyah Armstrong Miss Chatham

Lexi Beaumont Miss Hudson








Gianna Stang is Miss Taconic Hills. Gianna loves to volunteer at school events and is an active member of the Drama Club and Field Hockey Team. Her favorite High School subject is Chorus.

Miss New Lebanon is Sage Rogers. Sage’s musical interests have landed her in the school’s band and choir, and she also enjoys volleyball. She has an artistic side, which includes photography, floral and interior design, and music. Sage also enjoys rescuing dogs.

Germantown Central School is represented by Shea Mudge. Shea’s academic interests lean towards science, although she is also active in sports, with a place on both the Varsity Volleyball and Softball Teams. She has an artistic side as well, and loves to draw, paint, sing, act, and write.

Isabella DeTorre is Ichabod Crane’s School Queen. Her athleticism is reflected in participation in Track and Field and the Girls Athletic Council. She is also a member of the National Honor Society and S.A.V.E., Students Against Violating the Earth. 

Jahnyah Armstrong is Chatham High’s School’s representative this year. Jahnyah’s favorite subject is History, and she enjoys tennis, basketball, and ceramics in her free time. Her interests include reading, watching movies – especially documentaries – and art.

Hudson High is represented by Lexi Beaumont. Lexi’s favorite subject in school is Forensic Science, and she plays in the school’s jazz band. She also has a strong interest in the arts, teaching younger students while also dancing competitively. A performer in productions across the state, Lexi plans to attend Russell Sage College during her senior year on a musical theatre internship to improve her craft.

The 182nd Columbia County Fair is located off Route 66 in Chatham, New York. Opening day is Wednesday, August 30, at noon. The Fair – “always runs over Labor Day”, and concludes on Monday, September 4. General Admission is $13 and includes parking and all entertainment. Daily hours are Wednesday: noon to 11PM, Thursday – Monday: 10AM – 11PM. Seniors Day and Veterans Day is Wednesday with special pricing at $5.00 for ALL patrons. Youth under 18 and active military with ID or in uniform are admitted free that day. Children 12 and under are always free.

No pets are allowed on the Fairgrounds at any time. Service dogs that are individually trained to do work or perform tasks for individuals with disabilities will be admitted. ALL Service dogs must have proof of rabies vaccinations to enter the grounds. Do not leave your dog in the car.Any dog left in a vehicle will be turned over to the local authorities/dog warden at the expense of the owner.

Advance tickets are $10 per single day admission and are available online and at the Fair Administration Office until August 29. Advance tickets will also be available for purchase August 6-29 at all Bank of Greene County branch offices, Price Chopper, and Samascott’s Garden Market in Kinderhook.

Special Ride Passes are available only at the ride ticket booth across from the cattle area near the North Gate Entrance.