Allison Diehl, a junior representing Millville Area Junior Senior High School, was crowned the 2019 Pennsylvania State Laurel Queen during the Saturday, June 15 coronation.
She was awarded a $1,500 scholarship.
First runner-up Miss New Covenant Academy Hannah Colegrove was awarded a $750 scholarship and second runner-up Miss North Penn-Liberty Briauna Wilson, a $500 scholarship.
Named Miss Congeniality by the other queen candidates was Miss Wellsboro Ariana Carleton. She was awarded a $250 scholarship.
The Wellsboro Area Chamber of Commerce through the Wellsboro Foundation sends the scholarship funds to the college each young lady chooses to attend to help pay tuition.
“I am definitely shocked and surprised,” said the newly crowned Laurel Queen.
Diehl will be a senior at Millville High this fall. As a freshman, sophomore, and junior, Diehl has been on the distinguished honor roll and a member of chorus, drama club and student council (inducted in eighth grade, president as a junior), played on the varsity basketball team (starter freshman through junior year, captain as a junior) and active in the Mill-Green United Methodist Church Youth Group.
In her junior year, Diehl played varsity softball, was a member of the National Honor Society (will be president as a senior), of the French Honor Society and SADD, and took college classes through Bloomsburg University by participating in the STEM program there.
Following graduation in 2020, she plans to attend a four-year college and is considering speech pathology or marketing as a career.
Laurel Queen Semi-Finalists
The 10 semi-finalists included the 2019 Laurel Queen, first runner-up and second runner-up plus Miss Bucktail Aaliyah McGowan of Renovo, Miss Canton Samantha Proseus of Canton Township, Miss Coudersport Briana Butler of Coudersport, Miss Galeton Kelsey Bennett of West Pike Township, Miss Muncy Amber Weigle of Muncy Township, Miss South Williamsport Jovanna Fagnano of South Williamsport and Miss Williamson Ella Durst of Nelson Township.
Laurel Parade Winners
The Parade Marshal Award was presented to Skyliners Drum & Bugle Corps of Kingston, Pa.
First in High School Bands, under 60 musicians was the Wellsville Marching Lions of Wellsville, New York
First in High School Bands, 60 musicians and over was the Corning-Painted Post Hawks Marching Band of Corning, New York and second, the Jasper-Troupsburg (New York) Marching Band.
In the Professional Band category, first was the Mighty St. Joe’s Alumni Drum and Bugle Corps of LeRoy, New York; second, Edward P. Maloney Memorial Pipe Band of Vestal, New York; and third, Prime Time Brass of Rochester, New York.
In the Community Float Division, first was the Wellsboro Rotary Club and second, the Abplanalp Family.
Earning the Specialty Music Unit Award was the Hit Men Brass Band of Rochester, N.Y.
The Special Unit Award was presented to the Bucktails 1st Pennsylvania Rifles Company E of Mansfield, Pa.
The Antique/Classic Car Award was presented to a 1931 Model A Coupe owned by John and Kay Brosey.