Past National Winners 1958 - 2012

 See also all past State Representatives 1958 - 2012.

1958 Phyllis A. Whitenack
West Virginia

University of Central Florida Graduate; registered nurse; lived in Scottsdale, AZ; two daughters and two grandchildren; died in 2011 
1959 Judi Humphrey Peckonis
Pennsylvania

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

Southern Connecticut State University graduate; BS degree in Special Education; Lives on Fisher Island, FL and CT with husband George; three sons and ten 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; lives in Providence, RI; one son

  1963 Diane Sawyer
Kentucky

Wellesley College graduate; lives in NYC; former co-host of ABC’s Good Morning America; current anchor of ABC's World News and principal anchor for breaking news, election coverage, and special events; married to Mike Nichols

  1964 Linda Felber
Washington

Master’s degree from University of Illinois; lives in Salem, OR; coordinator of student services for school district; one daughter   

  1965 Patrice Gaunder Heeran
Michigan

Marygrove College (Detroit) graduate; lives in Washoe Valley, NV with husband John; three grown children, Sean, Katie and Patrick

  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, Paul, is president; author of book and created nonprofit - Fear 2 Freedom; two children and two grandchildren

  1968 Debi Faubion Attorri
Oklahoma

Stephens College graduate; lives with husband in Charlotte, NC where she has retired as an anchor for 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 University and Kansas State; Masters in psychology; Senior VP Marketing for global real estate company; lives in Dallas, TX; three daughters and three grandchildren    

  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; one son; died in 1991

  1973 Linda Rutledge Delbridge
Kansas

Ph.D. in computer science from George Washington University; Global Sales Executive for IBM; resides in Lake Tahoe, NV with husband Dave

  1974 Karen Morris Gowdy
Wyoming

Attended the University of Wyoming, New York University, and Stella Adler's; played the role of Faith Coleridge on the Emmy-winning Ryan's Hope; resides in CT with her husband Curt Gowdy, Jr  and their 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; contributor to Full Bloom; resides in Eagle, ID; three children

  1977 Christy Moller Wojohn
Arkansas

University of Georgia graduate; teaches 1st grade; lives in Zachary, LA; 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; currently appearing in national tour of Peter Pan; lives in Springfield, MO with husband; two daughters and one son

  1979 Susan Horvath McCready
Pennsylvania

Studied at Troy State University; worked in radio; currently living in VA with her husband, a retired Air Force Colonel

  1980 Julie Bryan Moran
Georgia

Magna Cum Laude graduate of UGA; extensive career in television, including first female anchor of ABC's Wide World of Sports, Entertainment Tonight and Insider's List; resides in Santa Monica, CA with husband, Actor Rob Moran and two daughters 
  1981 Kim Smith Yandow
North Carolina
Extensive career as a dancer/choreographer and Director; taught dance at BYU for 11 years; directed her own women's performing company for seven years; author/speaker; SimpleSpaces; lives in Utah with husband Chris; ten children and one grandchild
  1982 Susan Hammett Wilmore
Mississippi

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

University of Mississippi Nursing School graduate; Pediatric Oncology, pre-op and recovery room nursing; lives in Starkville, MS with her husband, two daughters and two sons
  1984 Amber Kvanli Ward
Minnesota

M.B.A. from Kellogg at Northwestern University; lives in New York City with husband and two children 
  1985 Valerie Lowrance Tyler
Texas

University of Texas- Ph.D. in jurispendence; former prosecutor; working as a lecturer in trial advocacy at the U of TX Law School; resides in Austin, TX with her husband and four children
  1986 Lori Jo Smith Carbonneau
Virginia

Graduate of Princeton; Harvard MBA; earning Masters of Theology degree; lives in Virginia following years in China; two sons and one daughter 
  1987 Chuti Tiu
Wisconsin

Northwestern University grad; actor and writer for film, TV, commercials, theater, and Internet; in post-production for "Pretty Rosebud," a feature she wrote, produced, and starred in; business developer in anti-aging industry; married to actor Oscar Torre
  1988 Kristen Logan Sepesi
Mississippi

Baylor University graduate; former marketing consultant and Colorado state chairman; lives in Athens, GA with husband Josh; one daughter and one son
  1989 Kristin Huxhold Provisero
Missouri

University of Illinois graduate; Master's degree from Webster University; Rotary Ambassadorial Scholar; Broadway singer and actress living in New York City with her husband and two daughters
  1990 Sara Martin Rosheger
Illinois
Northwestern University graduate; Master's degree from the University of Warwick in Coventry, England; Kindergarten teacher; married with two children
  1991 Amy Elizabeth Goodman
California

UCLA graduate; Master's from Columbia; nationally recognized journalist and style expert; frequent contributor NBC's Today Show, ABC's The View, and CBS Morning News; author of "Wear This, Toss That"; Fashion Director for Timex; resides in McLean, VA with her husband and two children
  1992 Tiffany Stoker Madsen
California
BYU magna cum laude graduate; received a Juris Doctorate cum laude from Hastings College of the Law; practiced labor and employment law; certified teacher of Let's Play Music; President of Church Young Women Organization; resides in California with her husband; two sons and two daughters 
  1993 Rebecca Jones Kujawa
Georgia

Duke University graduate; vice president business management for energy company; resides in Florida with her husband and three children
  1994 Amy Osmond Cook
Utah
Ph.D. in Communication from University of Utah; Columnist at LAFamily Magazine and relationship expert for CupidsPulse.com; Faculty associate at Arizona State University; married to Jeff and has five children
  1995 Kiersten Rickenbach Cerveny
New Jersey

Duke and Tulane School of Medicine grad; board-certified dermatologist; Chief of the Dept. of Dermatology at Brooklyn Hospital Center, an affiliate of Cornell University Medical Center; lives in New York with husband Andrew and two children
  1996 Andrea Plummer Guardenier
Tennessee
University of Virginia grad; Received MD from Albany Medical College; now an Air Force Major serving as Chief of Pediatrics at Nellis Air Force Base in Nevada; recently married USMC Captain Benjamin Guardenier
  1997 Tyrenda Williams
Alabama

Graduate of Birmingham-Southern College and holds a M.A. in Journalism and Latin American & Caribbean Studies from NYU; owner of Cameo Closets.com; lives in Birmingham, AL with husband and expecting first child in August
  1998 Susan Davidson
Pennsylvania

Graduate of Harvard University with honors; graduate of Georgetown University School of Medicine; resident physician in pediatrics at Johns Hopkins Hospital
  1999 Sarah Jane Everman Shanks
Georgia

Graduate of the University of Cincinnati Conservatory of Music; worship leader at Apostles church in New York City
  2000 Jesika Henderson Harmon
Utah

BYU graduate with honors; BA in English and minor in dance; Arizona state chairman; resides in Mesa. AZ with husband, Robbie, and three children
  2001 Carrie Colvin Alling
Alabama

Magna cum Laude Graduate from Vanderbilt University with a degree in Economics; managing non-profit relations for TakePart.com, the digital arm of Participant Media; living in Los Angeles with husband Matt and expecting first child in July
  2002 Amy Kerr McVey
Oregon

Graduated Cum Laude from Willamette University with a major in Rhetoric and Media Studies; owns and operates fine art wedding and portrait photography studio with husband Erich; lives in Salem, OR
  2003 Andrea Finch Williams
California

Graduated from Brigham Young University with major in music/dance/theater; teaches voice and piano lessons; resides in Gainesville, FL with her husband, one daughter and one son
  2004 Shannon Essenpreis Fortenberry
Texas
Graduated from the University of Mississippi with degree in broadcast journalism; External Marketing Director for a medical group; resides in North Mississippi with husband and new son
  2005 Kelli Schutz Croyle
Mississippi

Honor's grad with BA in mass communications with emphasis in broadcast journalism from Bellhaven University; certified Pilates instructor; judges local and state programs; guest speaker with emphasis on community involvement and volunteerism; choreographer; resides in Tuscaloosa, AL with husband, Brodie, and new son
  2006 Taylor Phillips
Kentucky

Honors grad from Stanford University with BA in Psychology and Human Biology; beginning her second year as a PhD student at Stanford studying psychology and organizational behavior
  2007 Nora Ali
Minnesota
Graduate of Harvard University with BA in Statistics and Quantitative Finance; working in New York City as a Pan-Asian Equities Financial Analyst
  2008 Lindsey Brinton
Utah

Junior at Harvard University majoring in Economics; currently serving a volunteer mission for the LDS church in Stockholm, Sweden for two years before returning to Harvard for her Senior year
  2009 Michelle Rodgers
Kentucky
Student at Northwestern University; Studying Social Policy with minors in Business and Theater; Volunteer Coordinator for the Northwestern Community Development Corps; Senator for Associated Government; Artistic Director of the Jewish Theatre Ensemble
  2010 Madison Leonard
Idaho
Student at Pepperdine University; Studying Music and minoring in Spanish; Perspectives Editor of Pepperdine's newspaper, The Graphic
  2011 Katye Brock
Tennessee

Student at University of Tennessee-Knoxville where she is majoring in International Studies, with a concentration in global economy and politics
  2012 Christina Maxwell
North Carolina
Student at the University of Michigan in Ann Arbor; majoring in Musical Theatre and Writing