2018 Miss Loveland Valentine

Ava McQuade 

LOVELAND, Colo. – Nov. 9, 2017 – The Loveland Chamber of Commerce selected Ava McQuade, Loveland High School senior, as the 2018 Miss Loveland Valentine. McQuade is the 57th Miss Loveland Valentine.

Not only is Ava the Chairman of the Youth Advisory Commission for the City Loveland, but she also serves as class secretary for the student council, is a notional honor society member and she excels in sports and extracurricular activities. Ava is the youth advisory representative on the transportation advisory board for the City of Loveland, the Larimer County Loveland Prevention Partnership and the TobaccNo program for Larimer County Health Department.

Miss Valentine serves as Loveland’s spokesperson by making many presentations throughout the community including television, newspaper and radio interviews. Over the years, the title of Miss Loveland Valentine has been held with honor and pride as this young woman spends the next year representing our community. As the selected candidate, Ava will receive college scholarship funds awarded from Ted and Mabel Thompson’s Trust.

For more than 52 years Miss Valentine has met the Governor, presenting him with a special gift from Loveland and an official Loveland Valentine card. For 50 years she has made a formal presentation to the Senate. On occasion, she has also met with the Lieutenant Governor and the treasurer. Today, she is introduced and leads The Pledge of Allegiance to the House of Representatives at the Colorado state capitol. Ava will be accompanied to all of her engagements by the official Miss Valentine chaperones, Norma Jean and Chet Goodheart.

Additional details about the Miss Loveland Valentine program and the 2018 Valentine Re-mailing Program can be found at http://www.loveland.org/ValentineProgram/.


To become Miss Loveland Valentine, a contestant must:

  • Be a high school senior who is nominated by their high school counselor
  • Be a Loveland resident
  • Have a minimum 3.0 cumulative GPA
  • Currently hold leadership roles in high school and community activities
  • Be a college-bound student

She is judged on the following qualities: Poise, personality, positive attitude, appearance, intelligence, improvisational skills, speaking skills, ability to interact with all ages and nationalities, and confidence.

Miss Loveland Valentine will gain valuable experience and develop life skills that will benefit her everyday life (i.e. interview skills, public speaking, interpersonal communication, social interaction, etc.)

It is a great honor to be one of the nominated candidates from Loveland. Congratulations to these Loveland high schools seniors for earning the recognition as 2018 Miss Loveland Valentine candidates:

  • Kimberly Boland - Resurrection
  • Renee Demaree - MVHS
  • Moira Dillow - LHS
  • Brooke  Greeno - Resurrection
  • Camryn Kelley - LHS
  • Laura Lenhart - MVHS
  • Ava McQuade - LHS
  • Camryn Polansky - MVHS
  • Gwendolyn Sheldon - TVHS
  • Anne Sponheim - TVHS  

Click here to view a list of previous
Miss Loveland Valentines

Click here to view a list of the 2018 Nominees