Michaela Stuart- 2017 Princess

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Written By Sonia Juran Kulesza Michaela had such a great time serving as Princess on the 2016 Court that she just couldn’t walk away. The Steuben Parade Committee is super pleased to have Michaela as Princess for the 60th Parade and we know she will again be a super representative with her winning smile. Michaela resides in Greeley, Pennsylvania […]

Caitlyn Walsh- Miss German-America 2017

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Written By Sonia Juran Kulesza   The 60th Annual German-American Steuben Parade has a new Queen, her name is Caitlyn Walsh. Caitlyn is a resident of Riverhead, NY and is a proud German-American who enjoys speaking German as often as possible. She does her utmost to seek out opportunities where she can keep her language skills fresh and top […]

German-American Committee Scholarships

We are pleased to announce the inaugural German American Committee of Greater New York Scholarships which will be awarded in August of 2017. There will be both high school and college scholarships. The eligibility for applicants will be based on students in 8th grade or attending high school for the high school scholarships (two $1,000 scholarships) […]

Sandra Dougall Stromberg – Queen 1997

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Written By: Elise Wilkinson Sandra Dougall Stromberg remembers her days as Miss German-America in 1997 fondly.  That year, former New York mayor, Rudy Giuliani, was the Grand Marshal.  Sandra originally applied because she wanted to represent the German-American culture in a positive light and contribute something back to all the cultural groups that give to […]

Kirsten Mueller – 2012 Queen

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Written By: Elise Wilkinson  As a member of the S.V.V. Original Enzian, Kirsten Mueller has promoted German culture through Schuhplattler since she was six years old.  In 2012, she decided she wanted to become even more involved in the German-American community and ran for Miss German-America hoping to promote her German heritage.  She was crowned […]

Elise Wilkinson – Princess 2012

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Written by: Samantha Hart   You might recognize the name Elise Wilkinson for her dedication and continued volunteer efforts on behalf of the Parade since her time as Parade Princess in 2012.  Elise currently writes many articles for the Parade’s website and uses her skills as an investigative analyst to find contact information for former […]

Melissa Keller (Gratzl) – 2007 Princess

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Written By: Elise Wilkinson   Before she was Miss German-America in 2008, Melissa Keller (Gratzl) was a Princess in the 50th annual Steuben Parade in 2007.  She applied to be a member of the court after members of her Schuhplattler group, who were closely involved with the parade and the community, encouraged her to apply.  […]

Dagmar C. Hiller-Laramie – Queen 1982

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Written By: Elise Wilkinson Dagmar C. Hiller-Laramie was a part of the Steuben Parade since she was a young child.  Her parents were involved in the Cannstatter Volksfest Verein and shared their German heritage with Dagmar and her sister.  The family rode with the club on the Schwaebische Eisenbahn float and marched in many Steuben […]

Kirsten Harzewski – Princess 1992

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Written By: Elise Wilkinson Kirsten Harzewski (Okon) one of the princesses of the 35th Annual Steuben Parade remembers spending the summer of 1992 going to Oktoberfests where she met many people excited to share the German culture and speak German with her.  She was introduced to the idea of joining the court by Herb Seefe, current Vice-Chairman […]