Every year trappers donate furs to be made into a coat and given to the winner of the Miss New Hampshire pageant.
Lauren Percy~ Miss New Hampshire 2017
This year's winner is Miss Auburn Lauren Percy.
Of the 28 women competing from across the Granite State, Percy took home the title.
She was crowned on the stage at Pinkerton Academy after three nights of competition.
"This is literally my dream job and I can't even thank you enough. All of these young women are incredible and I’m so lucky to meet my soul sisters here too," Percy said moments after being crowned.
Percy is a graduate student at Columbia University and hopes to work in the field of higher education.
Caroline Carter~ Miss New Hampshire 2016
Caroline Carter of Dover is Miss New Hampshire 2016. She competed as Miss Winnipesaukee in the 70th Annual Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program Thursday, April 28th through Saturday night, April 30th, 2016.
Diagnosed with diabetes at the age of 12, Caroline’s personal platform is “Stop Diabetes.” During her year of service she hopes to spread awareness of Diabetes and to break some of the stereotypes surrounding the disease.
A vocalist, Caroline performed “I Dreamed A Dream” from the Broadway musical “Les Miserables” in the talent competition, for which she was recognized with a preliminary talent award at the Miss New Hampshire competition.
Holly Blanchard~ Miss New Hampshire 2015
Holly Blanchard of Derry is Miss New Hampshire 2015.. She competed as Miss Rockingham County in the 69th Annual Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program Thursday, April 30th through Saturday night, May 2, 2015.
Holly's platform issue is "Charity from the Heart: Giving Time to Make a Difference." She is a baton twirler as well as a dancer and performed a Dance/Twirl to, "Show Me How You Burlesque" for the talent competition. Holly will compete for the title of Miss America, telecast live on ABC network on September 13, 2015.
Megan Cooley~ Miss New Hampshire 2014
Megan Cooley of Auburn is Miss New Hampshire 2014. She competed as Miss Greater Derry in the 68th Annual Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program
She is a vocalist and sang, "On My Way" for the talent competition. NH 2014.
Samantha Russo~ Miss New Hampshire 2013
Samantha Russo of Nashua is Miss New Hampshire of 2013. Samantha is an Emerson College Graduate. She was a former WMUR TV sports intern and currently works for the Fisher Cats.
Megan Lyman ~ Miss New Hampshire 2012
Megan Lyman of Gilford is Miss New Hampshire 2012. She competed as Miss Lakes Region in the 66th Annual Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program Thursday, April 26th through Saturday night, April 28, 2012. A 21-year-old Junior at New England College in Henniker, New Hampshire, Megan is seeking a Bachelor of Science Degree in Elementary and Special Education. A graduate of Gilford High School, she plans to obtain a Master's Degree in Special Education and hopes ultimately to become an administrator in that field. She is the Vice-President of T.E.A.C.H. at New England College, a member of College Convention, and a member of the New Hampshire Association for Supervision and Curriculum Development.
Regan Elizabeth Hartley ~ Miss New Hampshire 2011
Krystal Lee Muccioli ~ Miss New Hampshire 2010
Lindsey Graham ~ Miss New Hampshire 2009
Natalie Shaw ~ Miss New Hampshire 2008
The trappers who donated fur for the fisher coat: Larry Torr Bill Anderson Roger Burnham Bill Bailey Charlie Black Gary Dickerman Walt Perry Fred Shepard Steve Schlanger Dan Kikas Craig Williams Leonard Christie Art Whipple Dwight Pennell Gene Debrowski Paul Debow Reuben Parker William Anderson Paul Phelps Wesley Charles
Rachel Barker ~ Miss New Hampshire 2007
Miss New Hampshire 2007, Rachel Barker, attended the October Meeting of the NHTA to thank the membership for its continued support of the program and the fine fisher fur coat that was donated by NHTA this year. Rachel is shown here presenting a plaque that recognizes the our contribution to NHTA President, Dwight Pennell. Rachel then joined the Officers and Directors present for a group picture.
Emily Hughes ~ Miss New Hampshire 2006
Miss NH 2006 was presented the gift of a beautiful fisher fur coat from the New Hampshire Trappers Association by President, Mel Liston.
Miss New Hampshire 2006, Emily Hughes at the Pageant just moments after being crowned.
NHTA President Dwight Pennell with Miss NH 2006, Emily Hughes wearing her fisher fur coat along with her escort and long time friend of NHTA, Claudette Jolin in a red fox coat
This plaque was presented to the New Hampshire Trappers Association at the 2006 Rendezvous by Miss NH 2006 Emily Hughes. In the picture is Miss NH 2005 Audra Paquette and all the contestants for the 2006 Pageant. Emily is seated on Audra's left. The plaque was given in recognition of the long support for the program and accepted by NHTA President Mel Liston.
Audra Paquette ~ Miss New Hampshire 2005
The trappers who donated fur for the fisher coat:
Jeff Grey Roger Burnham Fred Shepard Paul Phelps Scott Bort Dan Kokas Mike Westcott Mike Page Steve Cole Larry Stanton Craig Jewitt Mike Kazak Leonard Christie Jerry Bussiere Art Whipple Mel Liston Walt Perry Dan Dockham Robert Hatch Robert Doe Jack Moody Robert Hyslop Patrick Tate Dwight Pennell Robert McMaster
Miss NH 2005 Audra Paquette on the night of the Pageant leaving by limousine wearing her new fur coat donated by the NHTA
Alyssa Spellman ~ Miss New Hampshire 2004
The Miss New Hampshire Scholarship Program has been crowning winning contestants since 1947. The Miss NH Program is an official state chapter of the Miss America Organization. The Miss Teen New Hampshire program for girls aged 13 to17 is a program sponsored by the Miss NH Program. All of these programs are built around the platform concept, which requires each contestant to choose an issue about which she cares deeply and that is of relevance to our country. Contestants who win the competition will devote a year as a spokesperson for the program and an advocate of the platform she has espoused. There is considerable scholarship funding for advanced education and an opportunity for resume building in whatever field will be pursued. The New Hampshire Trappers Association has been a contributor to this worthy program since 1993, and has provided fur coats for each wining Miss New Hampshire since that time.
Miss New Hampshire 2004 and her Fisher Fur Coat
Miss New Hampshire 2004 Speaking Before the Audiance at the 2005 New Hampshire Wildlife Federation Conservation Banquet
Dwight & Bonnie Pennell with Miss NH Alyssa Spellman, Mel and Cathi Liston all at 2005 NHWF Conservation Banquet
This plaque was presented to the NHTA in 2004. Shown front and center is Miss NH 2003 Candace Glickman. In the back row seventh from the right is Alyssa Spellman who became Miss NH 2004 and immediately to her right is Audra Paquette who became Miss NH 2005
Candace K. Glickman ~ Miss New Hampshire 2003
Miss New Hampshire 2003 Candace Glickman with NHTA Director Mel Liston and Cathi Cherry at 2004 NH Wildlife Conservation Banquet
Mary Catherne Morin ~ Miss New Hampshire 2002
Miss NH 2002, Mary Catherine Morin of Bedford is shown here with her beautiful Fisher Fur Coat.
Katherine Lise Pike ~ Miss New Hampshire 2001
2001 Miss NH Katherine Pike with NHTA President Fred Shepard presenting fur coat
Miss New Hampshire 2001 Katherine Pike at an Event with NHTA Vice President Scott Borthwick and his wife Donna
Lauren Jennifer Meehan ~ Miss New Hampshire 2000
Brandee Helbick ~ Miss New Hampshire 1999
Heidi Marie Noyes ~ Miss New Hampshire 1998
Michelle Lamontagne ~ Miss New Hampshire 1997
Michelle Tolson ~ Miss New Hampshire 1996
1996 Miss NH Michelle Tolson wearing her fur coat and accompanied by NHTA President Roger Burnham
Stephanie Ann Foisy ~ Miss New Hampshire 1995
Miss New Hampshire 1995 Stephanie Foisy sending a thank you note to the NHTA at Christmas.
Shannon Heather Hastings ~ Miss New Hampshire 1994
Tricia Ann-Regan McEachern ~ Miss New Hampshire 1993
Miss New Hampshire 1993 Tricia Ann McEachern Receiving Fur Coat from NHTA President Bill Baily
Heidi E. Cambra Paleno ~ Miss New Hampshire 1992
Don Anderson recently retired after many years as the Miss NH Executive Director and
now spends a lot of time at his Condo on Marco Island in Florida. The NHTA gave
Don this Fur Trooper Hat in case he ever needs to come north during the winter months.
Claudette Jolin in Fox Fur and Escorted by Roger Burnham
Claudette A Jolin is shown here with a red fox coat provided by the
NHTA in recognition of her long service as a chaperone for many
Miss NH winning contestants.