Forever Miss Hastings

Former Titleholders

The Miss Hastings Scholarship Program is currently researching its history to thoroughly archive it on our website.


If you have information to share with us about any former titleholders not listed here, living or passed away, please contact us.

Thank you!


Shirley Freiermuth

Miss Hastings 1955

1955 Miss Minnesota Pageant, a part of the
Miss USA organization


Joann Viall

Miss Hastings 1958

1958 Miss Minnesota Pageant

Talent: extemporaneous fashion presentation


Patricia Bristow 

Miss Hastings 1959

1959 Miss Minnesota Pageant


Karen Anderson

Miss Hastings 1961

1961 Miss Minnesota Pageant


Pat May

Miss Hastings 1962

1962 Miss Minnesota Pageant

Talent: modern jazz dance to "Between the Devil and the Deep Blue Sea"; music by Harold Arlen, lyrics by Ted Koehler


Donna Erickson

Miss Hastings 1963

1963 Miss Minnesota Pageant

Talent: comedic vocal of "The Secret Service Makes Me Nervous" from Irving Berlin's Mr. President


Vicki Schuller

Miss Hastings 1968

1968 Miss Minnesota Pageant

Talent: vocal with piano and organ self-accompaniment to "I Enjoy Being a Girl" and "Sunday" from Flower Drum Song by Joseph Fields and Oscar Hammerstein II


Miss Hastings 1971

1971 Miss Minnesota Pageant ~ Winner, Swimsuit Preliminary;

Talent: vocal of "I Can't Say No" from Rogers' & Hammerstein's Oklahoma!

Won Miss St. Paul 1972 and Miss Minnesota 1972


Suzanne Humbert

Miss Hastings 1979

1980 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant

Talent: modern dance


Niki Jensen

Miss Hastings 1980

1981 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant

Talent: contemporary dance to Barbara Streisand's "The Main Event" from A Star is Born


Linda Schams

Miss Hastings 1981

1982 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant


Colleen O'Melia

Miss Hastings 1982

1983 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant ~ Winner, Swimsuit Preliminary;

Talent: contemporary dance


Janelle Almquist

Miss Hastings 1983
1984 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant

Talent: choreographed vocal solo of "Who Will Buy?" from Lionel Bart's Oliver!


Andrea Syltie

Miss Hastings 1984

1985 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Pageant

Talent: piano solo of Rachmaninoff's "Rhapsody on a Theme of Paganini"


No titleholders crowned


Alaina Mattimiro

Miss Hastings 2019 (crowned forward like Miss America)

2019 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Competition - Semifinalist

Talent: contemporary dance to “Big White Room”, Jessie J


Sophie Keeler

Miss Hastings 2020

2021 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Competition - Semifinalist and tied with three other candidates for Miss Congeniality

Talent: Jazz dance to "I've Got Rhythm" by Judy Garland


No Titleholder Crowned

The Miss America organization postponed all of its competitions of the 2020-2021 season for a year and invited all current titleholders to continue their service until the following year. Sophie Keeler, Miss Hastings 2020, represented Hastings in the 2021 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Competition in June 2021 and crowned Miss Hastings 2022 on October 9th, 2021.


Jasmin Kotek

Miss Hastings 2022

2022 Miss Minnesota Scholarship Competition

Talent: Dance