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Miss Virginia 2021 / Miss Virginia Outstanding Teen Crowned at Berglund Center

The new Miss Virginia 2021 is Tatum Sheppard, Miss Central Virginia, crowned by Miss Virginia 2019-2020 Dot Kelly at Berglund Center in Roanoke.

Sheppard, a graduate of Liberty University, performed a Broadway Vocal for the talent portion of the competition. During her year of as Miss Virginia, she will champion her Social Impact Initiative, Mentoring Matters.

Sheppard will advance to the Miss America Competition, to be broadcast live from the Mohegan Sun Arena in Uncasville, Connecticut later this year.

2021 Miss Virginia Finalists

1st Runner UpSarah RobinsonArlington$7,000
2nd Runner UpBreana TurnerGreater Charlottesville$5,000
3rd Runner UpMadeline JarvisShenandoah Valley$4,000
4th Runner UpDominga MurrayRoanoke Valley$3,000


2021 Miss Virginia Semi-Finalists

Name TitleScholarship
Rosie HartwellMountain Laurel$1,500
Aria AustinGreater Richmond$1,500
Tia Monet FloresCardinal$1,500
Reagan DelpBlue Ridge$1,500
Alexia WilliamsLynchburg$1,500

Additionally, each non-finalist receives a $1,000 scholarship.


Additional Cash Scholarships Awarded to Candidates for Miss Virginia 2021

Preliminary Talent Group ADominga MurrayRoanoke Valley$1,000
Preliminary Talent Group BAria AustinGreater Richmond$1,000
On Stage Interview Group ADominga MurrayRoanoke Valley$500
On Stage Interview Group BSarah RobinsonArlington$500
Coletta Schreier Non-Finalist Talent AwardAnnika SuhVirginia Beach$500
Self-Development Essay Scholarship WinnerMadeline JarvisShenandoah Valley$2,500
Self-Development Essay Scholarship FinalistSarah RobinsonArlington$1,250
Self-Development Essay Scholarship FinalistRosie HartwellMountain Laurel$1,250
People’s ChoiceReagan DelpBlue Ridge$500
Caitlin Uze Legacy of KindnessTia Monet FloresCardinal$500
Making it MatterLilly SummySouthside Virginia$500
Dot Kelly DiversitySarah RobinsonArlington$500
Overall Evening WearTatum SheppardCentral Virginia$500
STEMBreana TurnerGreater Charlottesville$1,500
Non-finalist InterviewFaith AllenGreater Franklin County$300
Top FundraiserSarah RobinsonArlington$500
AAH Award named for Adaline Amelia HoganDominga MurrayRoanoke Valley$1,000
Ad SalesCommonwealthDorothy Cosner$250


Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2021, Ella Strickland

Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2021 is Ella Strickland

The new Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2021 is Ella Strickland, Miss Commonwealth’s Outstanding Teen, crowned by Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2019-2020 Morgan Rhudy tonight at Berglund Center in Roanoke.

Strickland, of Warrenton, is a graduate of Kettle Run High School and will attend Hollins University. She also won the talent award with her musical theater vocal performance. Her Social Impact Initiative is Type 1 Diabetes Research and Support.

Strickland will advance to the Miss America’s Outstanding Teen Competition next month at Loews Royal Pacific at Universal Orlando in Florida.

2021 Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen Finalists

1st Runner UpAyana JohnsonPiedmont Region$1,000
2nd Runner UpHaley DayLynchburg$750
3rd Runner UpJordan WelkerRoanoke Valley$500
4th Runner UpAdrianna MylesMountain Laurel$250


Additional Cash Scholarships Awarded to Candidates for Miss Virginia’s Outstanding Teen 2021

TalentElla StricklandCommonwealth$500
People’s ChoiceAdrianna MylesMountain Laurel$500
Overall Evening WearElla StricklandCommonwealth$500
Top SpotFund FundraiserHaley DayLynchburg$500


We are just 24 hours away from the crowning of Miss Virginia 2021 tomorrow night at Berglund Center during a finale hosted by Virginia’s four Miss Americas. Tickets available at


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