Each year, since 1956, Wantagh has been crowning a sophomore or junior High School student as Miss Wantagh. The Miss Wantagh pageant is not about beauty (at least not from the outside). Miss Wantagh is about a teen representative with a desire to better her community and be a voice of her peers, while meeting officials from various levels of government.

Angelina Maciak Crowned
Miss Wantagh 2021

High School sophomores and juniors, that are a resident of Wantagh can apply. Miss Wantagh applications are available, from mid May to mid June, at the main office of the Wantagh High School. (Applications are also accepted online during this time.) The ceremonial crowning of Miss Wantagh takes place at the Beech Street Elementary School immediately after the 4th of July parade.

All the semi-finalists receive gifts from local merchants in appreciation of their enthusiasm and interest in the community. In addition, Miss Wantagh and the first runner-up receive cash awards.

For further information, please contact:

Ms. Ella Stevens
Pageant Coordinator
(516) 409-1645

Looking for pictures and stories

We are looking for photos and stories to expand the Miss Wantagh website. We would like to hear from those who have actively participated in the pageant as well as from residents who welcomed the Miss Wantagh runner-ups as they were chauffeured down Wantagh Avenue in the 4th of July parade. We welcome comments from friends and families.

A page will also be dedicated to those that were Miss Wantagh contestants and runner-ups. These ladies’ achievements have been quite significant. While not everyone running is crowned Miss Wantagh, they are nonetheless all worthy of the title. To that end, they deserve their just due and we are actively seeking them out and their stories. How wonderful would it be to know where these ladies are today and what they are doing?

To participate in this project, please send an email to MissWantagh@optimum.net – if regular mail is preferred, please contact Ella Stevens at 409-1645 for further instructions.

Miss Wantagh in the news:

Miss Wantagh Court celebrates local women (2017 April 4, Wantagh Citizen)

Reflections from the throne (2016 November 8, Wantagh Citizen)

Wantagh court creates a chain reaction (2016 November 4, Wantagh Citizen)

Miss Wantagh 60th Anniversary - A fond memory (2016 June 21, Wantagh Citizen)

Honoring Wantagh's outstanding women (2016 April 5, Wantagh Citizen)

An egg-citing afternoon at Wantagh Park (2016 March 22, Wantagh Citizen)

Seeking women of distinction (2016 March 1, Wantagh Citizen)

Keri Balnis crowned Miss Wantagh (2015 July 8, Wantagh Citizen)

Miss Wantagh: A tradition since 1956 (2015 July 8, Wantagh Citizen)

A year of service for Miss Wantagh Court (2015 June 25, Wantagh Citizen)

A year of service for Miss Wantagh (2014 October 1, Wantagh Citizen)

Kayla Knight crowned Miss Wantagh (2014 July 8, Wantagh Citizen)

Rain doesn't stop Kayla Knight being crowned Miss Wantagh (2014 July 5, Newsday)

Miss Wantagh contestants offer volunteer visions (2013 July 2, Newsday)

Hailey Orgass Crowned Miss Wantagh 2012 (2012 July 27, Levittown Tribune)

Miss Wantagh crowned at Fourth of July parade (2012 July 4, Newsday)

Thousands Turn Out for Wantagh July 4 Program (1962 July 12, The SE Nassau Enterprise)

A Lesson in Chop Sticks (1962 October 10, The Levittown Tribune)