South Dakota Snow Queen Festival is a scholarship organization that provides scholarships for six girls each year. Girls from across the state compete in their local contests, with the winners of those coming to the State Festival in January. Junior Snow Queens candidates spend the first Friday and Saturday of January in Aberdeen, attending workshops, visiting businesses in Aberdeen, and making memories. Junior weekend ends with the Junior Snow Queen Coronation and Talent Contest on the first Saturday of January at 7pm at the Civic Theatre, where the Junior Snow Queen is crowned. Snow Queen candidates spend the second Thursday-Saturday of January in Aberdeen, attending workshops, visiting businesses in Aberdeen, and making memories. Snow Queen weekend ends with the Snow Queen Coronation on the second Saturday of January at 7pm at the Civic Theatre, where the Snow Queen and her four Princesses are crowned.
Some of the Snow Queen and Junior Snow Queen appearances during their reign include: St. Paul Winter Carnival, Minneapolis Aquatennial, Montevideo Fiesta Days, Willmar Fest, Gypsy Days, Bands Brews & BBQs, the Brown County Fair, and any other events that work into their schedule. Each year, these girls are representing their peers, local communities, Aberdeen, and the State of South Dakota. They experience how to build their network, enhance their speaking abilities, learn about new cultures, and are educated on the vast array of opportunities the State of South Dakota can offer all while earning themselves a college scholarship.
2022 Snow Queen
On January 15th, Miss Wolsey-Wessington, Macie Luce was crowned the 2022 South Dakota Snow Queen. She had an amazing time competing for the title and met incredible people. Macie is the fourth person in the 76 years of this organization to win both South Dakota Junior Snow Queen (2019) and South Dakota Snow Queen (2022). She also reigned from two different communities while competing at state. She was 2019 Junior Miss Redfield Area, and 2022 Miss Wolsey-Wessington Area. Wolsey is where she’s been her whole life, and she’s attended Wolsey-Wessington School since Kindergarten. She is currently a Senior at Wolsey-Wessington, and she is involved in so many extracurricular activities and programs in her school. Macie is involved in basketball, volleyball, competitive cheer, track, FFA, oral-interp, and she is the student body president. She also enjoys volunteering at many bible camps throughout the year, spreading God’s love to children all around her! Macie is so thankful for all the support she gets from her community, school, friends, and especially her family. Her parents are Jeff and Tammy Luce and she also has two siblings, Zach, and Tatum Luce. She is so blessed to have the support from so many people, and she hopes one day to give back to the people that have encouraged and supported her whole life. In Macie’s free time, she enjoys spending time with her dogs, playing card games with her family, working out in the gym, spending time outdoors, napping, and getting to know new people. Macie loves meeting new friends and catching up with old ones. She feels that is what makes up her personality so well. Macie plans on attending Northern State University in the fall to pursue a degree in Elementary Education and Special Education, with hopes to get her masters in Speech Pathology. Macie is so excited and honored to spend her second year representing South Dakota as the Snow Queen. She is so anxious to meet new people throughout her reign, but to also catch up with old friends that she’s met throughout her Snow Queen journey. Macie is so proud of where she comes from, and she hopes that this position that she holds will bring a spark and interest to others in her community. She believes that Snow Queen has shaped her into the person she is today, and she couldn’t be more thankful for this opportunity. She is very excited to take on her year with her Jr. Queen, Ameila Currington, along with her Ambassadors, Gwyn Fischbach and Stephanie Meyers. She knows that this year will be nothing short of amazing, and she cannot wait for her journey. She is so honored to be the 2022 South Dakota Snow Queen and she hopes to “be the light” to everyone she encounters!
2022 Junior Snow Queen
Amelia Currington is a 15 year old Freshman from Faulkton, South Dakota. Her parents are Lacey and Jason Currington. She has two younger sisters, Charlotte and Annabel Currington. She takes part in Cross Country, Track, Faulkton FCCLA Chapter, Band, and is a waitress at her local steakhouse. She enjoys going to her church classes and believes growing up with her faith has made her the person she is today and she will continue to grow because of it. Amelia enjoys being with her friends and family, listening to music, and running. A rule that Amelia lives by is, look for the good in life and be optimistic. She is very excited to spend the year with 2022 Snow Queen Macie Luce. Amelia is honored and thrilled to be the 2022 Jr. Snow Queen.
Board of Directors
Interested in joining the SD Snow Queen committee?
We are always looking for new committee members/volunteers to join our group! We meet on the 2nd Tuesday of the month at 6:30pm at the Ramkota Best Western in Aberdeen.