Past National Winners 1958 - 2010

 See also State Representatives 1958 - 2009.

1958 Phyllis A. Whitenack
West Virginia

University of Central Florida Graduate; registered nurse; lives in Scottsdale, AZ; two daughters and two grandchildren
1959 Judi Humphrey Peckonis
Pennsylvania

Studied for a career in nursing; died in 1968; one son 
  1960 Maureen Sullivan Collins
Connecticut

Southern Connecticut graduate; lives in Fisher Island, FL, and Madison, CT; three sons and eight grandchildren
  1961 Mary Frann Luecke
Missouri

Attended Northwestern University; founded the America’s Junior Miss Council in 1995; had an extensive career in acting; died in 1998
  1962 Jean Leslie Allen
Rhode Island

George Washington University graduate; attended Georgetown Law School; now in a work-study program in administration in Providence, RI; one son
  1963 Diane Sawyer
Kentucky

Wellesley College graduate; lives in New York City; co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America; married to Mike Nichols
  1964 Linda Felber
Washington

Master’s degree from University of Illinois; lives in Salem, OR; one daughter
  1965 Patrice Gaunder Heeran
Michigan

Marygrove (Detroit) graduate; lives in Washoe Valley, NV with husband John
  1966 Diane Wilkins
Wisconsin

Studied at Marymont and the University of Massachusetts; worked in import business in California; died in 2005.
  1967 Rosemary Dunaway Trible
Arkansas

University of Texas graduate; works with students at Christopher Newport Univ., where husband is president; president of Joyful Designs; one daughter and one son
  1968 Debi Faubion Attorri
Oklahoma

Stephens College graduate; lives in Charlotte, NC where she anchors the evening news at WSOC-TV
  1969 Jackie Bennington Weiss
California

Master’s degree in education from Stanford University; high school dance and aerobics teacher; two daughters
  1970 Karen Stenwall Wiseman
Arizona

Studied at Texas Christian and Kansas State; Ph.D. in psychology; three daughters
  1971 Arlene Stens Thompson
New Jersey

Master’s degree from Trenton State College; lives in Moorestown, NJ; five children
  1972 Lydia Hodson Copeland
Kentucky
George Washington University graduate; worked in television; died in 1991; one son
  1973 Linda Rutledge Delbridge
Kansas

Ph.D. in computer science from George Washington University; IBM executive program manager; resides in Lake Tahoe, NV with her husband Dave
  1974 Karen Morris Gowdy
Wyoming

University of Wyoming graduate; played Dr. Faith Coleridge for eight years on Emmy-winning Ryan’s Hope; lives in CT with husband, Curt Gowdy, Jr.; has three daughters
  1975 Julie Forshee Thurber
Arkansas

Spring Hill College graduate; lives in Magnolia Springs, AL; two sons
  1976 Lenne Jo Hallgren Best
Washington

Whitworth College graduate; public speaker, author, and active in public affairs; resides in Boise, ID; three children
  1977 Christy Moller Wojohn
Arkansas

University of Georgia graduate; teaches K-4 and swim school; lives in Perry, GA; five children
  1978 Kim Crosby Westenberg
Missouri

Performs as feature soloist with symphonies around the U.S.; starred in Guys and Dolls and Into the Woods on Broadway; lives in Springfield, MO; two daughters, one son
  1979 Susan Horvath McCready
Pennsylvania
Studied at Troy State University; worked in radio; currently living in Iceland with her husband, an Air Force Colonel
  1980 Julie Bryan Moran
Georgia

UGA graduate; extensive career in television, including Entertainment Tonight and Insider’s List; resides in Santa Monica, CA; two daughters
  1981 Kim Smith Yandow
North Carolina
Extensive career as a dancer, actress and choreographer; taught dance at BYU for 11 years; now directs her own women’s company; lives in Utah; 10 children
  1982 Susan Hammett Wilmore
Mississippi

Master’s degree from Louisiana State University in communication disorders; speech pathologist for 15 years; currently sales representative for TAP pharmaceuticals; lives in Alexandria, LA, with husband, Randy, and two sons
  1983 Stephanie Ashmore Pitts
Alabama

University of Mississippi Nursing School graduate; lives in Columbus, MS; two daughters and one son
  1984 Amber Kvanli Ward
Minnesota

St. Olaf’s College graduate; M.B.A. from Kellogg at Northwestern University; Recently opened retail/wholesale/designer store for handmade rugs and home furnishings; lives in New York City with husband and 2 children
  1985 Valerie Lowrance Tyler
Texas

U of TX - Ph.D. in jurispendence; former prosecutor; working as a lecturer in trial advocacy at the U of TX Law School; resides in Austin, TX; four children
  1986 Lori Jo Smith Carbonneau
Virginia
Graduate of Princeton; Harvard MBA; resides in Shanghai, China; Director of Music Together of Shanghai; AJM Scholarship Foundation Board; has two sons and one daughter
  1987 Chuti Tiu
Wisconsin

Northwestern University grad; career in film, TV, theatre, and the Internet as an actress and writer; new role on My Network TV’s Desire, which will air beginning in September
  1988 Kristen Logan Sepesi
Mississippi

Baylor University graduate; former marketing consultant and Colorado Junior Miss state chairman; lives in Athens, GA; one daughter
  1989 Kristin Huxhold Provisero
Missouri

University of Illinois graduate; Master’s degree from Webster University; Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar to Germany; Broadway singer and actress living in New York City with her husband and baby daughter
  1990 Sara Martin Rosheger
Illinois
Northwestern University graduate; master’s degree from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England; pre-school music teacher; one daughter
  1991 Amy Elizabeth Goodman
California

UCLA graduate; master’s from Columbia; TV host, freelance writer, Former In Style editor; commentator for NBC’s Today Show; Fashion Director for Timex watches; resides in McLean, VA; one daughter; AJM Board of Directors
  1992 Tiffany Stoker Madsen
California

BYU graduate; received a Juris Doctorate cum laude from the U of CA; practiced labor and employment law; resides in Kentucky; one son and one daughter
  1993 Rebecca Jones Kujawa
Georgia

Duke University graduate; senior vice president of equity research for investment banking firm; resides in Florida
  1994 Amy Osmond Bingham
Utah

Ph.D. in Communication, University of Utah; Faculty associate at Arizona State University; Teaches mass media and political communication; has one son and three daughters with husband, Jeff
  1995 Kiersten Rickenbach
New Jersey

Duke and Tulane School of Medicine grad; board-certified dermatologist, Living in New York, Chief of the Dept. of Dermatology at Brooklyn Hospital Center, an affiliate of Cornell University Medical Center
  1996 Andrea Plummer
Tennessee
University of Virginia grad; Graduated from Albany Medical College in 2006; Air Force Captain; Completing her residency in Pediatrics in
San Diego, CA
  1997 Tyrenda Williams
Alabama

Graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and holds a M.A. in Journalism and Latin American & Carribean Studies from NYU. She is Vice President of Public Relations for LifeStageMedia, Inc and currently lives in New York City.
  1998 Susan Davidson
Pennsylvania
Graduate of Harvard University; Third Year Student at Georgetown University Medical School
  1999 Sarah Jane Everman
Georgia

Graduate of the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; working on Broadway in New York City
  2000 Jesika Henderson Harmon
Utah

BYU graduate with honors; BA in English and minor in dance; resides in Chapel Hill, NC with husband, Robbie, and daughter, Bree
  2001 Carrie Colvin
Alabama

Graduated from Vanderbilt University in May 2005 with a degree in Economics; living in Los Angeles and working for Entertainment Tonight
  2002 Amy Kerr
Oregon

Graduated Cum Laude from Willamette University with a major in Rhetoric and Media Studies; lives in Portland, OR; works for one of the world’s largest public relations firms
  2003 Andrea Finch Williams
California

Attending Brigham Young University; majoring in music/dance/theater; resides in Provo, UT with her husband
  2004 Shannon Essenpreis Fortenberry
Texas

Graduated from the University of Mississippi with degree in broadcast journalism; resides in Northern Kentucky with husband, Derek
  2005 Kelli Schutz Croyle
Mississippi

Studying mass communications and Journalism at University of Missouri; Spokesperson and model for Toyota; Actively involved in Chief’s Women’s Organization; Resides in Stilwell, Kansas, with husband, Brodie
  2006 Taylor Phillips
Kentucky

Student at Stanford University; Studying human biology and Psychology
  2007 Nora Ali
Minnesota
Student at Harvard University; Studying Statistics and Quantitative Finance
  2008 Lindsey Brinton
Utah

Student at Harvard University; Studying Business Economics
  2009 Michelle Rodgers
Kentucky
Student at Northwestern University; Studying Theater and International Business
  2010 Madison Leonard
Idaho
Student at Pepperdine University; Studying Musical Performance and Journalism