Our Miss Indianas

Year

Name

Hometown

Local Title

Talent

Results at Nationals

2013

Terrin Thomas

Auburn

Miss Indiana University

Vocal

 

2012

MerrieBeth Cox

Roselle, IL

Miss Duneland

Baton Twirling

Top 12 Semi-Finalist

2011

Jackie Jerlecki

Goshen

Miss Duneland

Vocal

 

2010

Gabrielle Reed

Bloomington

Miss Southern Heartland

Vocal

Non-Finalist Talent Award

2009

Nicole Pollard

Lafayette

Miss Duneland

Broadway Vocal

Top 15 at Miss America 2010

2008

Megan Meadors

Auburn

Miss Pride of Indiana

Vocal

 

Katie Stam

Seymour

Miss Duneland

Vocal

Miss America 2009
Preliminary Swimsuit Award

2007

Nicole Rash

Plymouth

Miss Ball State University

Vocal

1st Runner-Up at Miss America 2008

2006

Betsy Uschkrat

Bloomington

Miss Indiana University

Classical Vocal

Finalist Quality of Life Award

2005

Susan Guilkey

Noblesville

Miss North Central

Vocal

Non-finalist Talent Award

2004

Sarah Wiley

Carmel

Miss Wabash Valley

Vocal

 

2003

Bryn Chapman

Indianapolis

Miss South Central

Vocal

Top 10 at Miss America 2003

2002

Tangra Riggle

West Lafayette

Miss North Central

Vocal

Top 15 at Miss America 2002
Preliminary Talent Award

2001

Allison Hatcher

Evansville

Miss North Central

Classical Piano

Top 20 at Miss America 2001

2000

Betsy Bobel

Peru

Miss Duneland

Gymnastics

 

1999

Kelly Lloyd

Indianapolis

Miss North Central

Jazz Dance

Albert A. Marks Jr. Interview Award

1998

Julianne Hackney

Vincennes

Miss Northwest Territory

Vocal

Top Ten Finalist

1997

Sara Engerman

Kendallville

Miss Limberlost

Tap Dance

 

1996

Shani Nielsen

New Albany

Miss Harvest
Homecoming

Vocal

Top Ten Finalist
Preliminary Talent Award
Bernie Wayne Talent Award

1995

Becky Gray

Indianapolis

Miss North Central

Piano

 

1994

Tiffany Storm

Bloomington

Miss Capital City

Dramatic Vocal

4th Runner-up
Preliminary Swimsuit Award
Bernie Wayne Talent Award

1993

Dayna Brewer

New Albany

Miss Capital City

Vocal

 

1992

Shelli Yoder

Shipshewana

Miss Elkhart

Vocal

2nd Runner-up
Preliminary Swimsuit Award (tie)

1991

Kari Hipsher

Wabash

Miss Huntington

Ballet en Pointe

 

1990

Brenda Bassett

Kokomo

Miss Kokomo

Character Ballet en Pointe

 

1989

Lisa Williamson

Terre Haute

Miss Hoosier Hills

Classical Vocal

 

1988

Joni McMechan

Liberty

Miss Central Indiana

Semi-Classical Vocal

 

1987

Sheila Stephen

Unionville

Miss Hoosier Hills

Country Vocal

Non-Finalist Talent

1986

Susan Sailor

Elkhart

Miss Elkhart

Piano Solo

 

1985

Laurie Broderick

Elkhart

Miss Elkhart

Dance/Twirl

Top Ten Semi-finalist
Preliminary Talent Award

1984

Cynthia Yantis

Fort Wayne

Miss Fort Wayne

Popular Vocal

 

1983

Teri Schultz

Bloomington

Miss Hoosier Hills

Ballet

 

1982

Ilona Conway

Bunker Hill

Miss Hoosier Hills

Popular Vocal

 

1981

Pam Carlberg

Bourbon

Miss Plymouth

Accordion Medley

3rd Runner-up

1980

Teri Kardatzke

Anderson

Miss Anderson

Semi-Classical Vocal

 

1979

Rickee Farrell

Valparaiso

Miss North Central

Acrobatic Dance

 

1978

Terry Kaiser

Etna Green

Miss Plymouth

Modern Dance

 

1977

Barbara Mougin

Bremen

Miss Plymouth

Modern Dance

1st Runner-up

1976

Tamara Trittschuh

Plainfield

Miss Monroe County

Piano Solo

 

1975

Cyndi Legler

Fort Wayne

Miss Mid-Central

Classical Ballet

Top Ten Semi-finalist

1974

Penny Tichenor

Owensville

Miss Evansville Freedom Festival

Vocal

Top Ten Semi-finalist

1973

Karen Rogers

Indianapolis

Miss Indiana Central College

Popular Vocal"

 

1972

Rebecca Graham

Indianapolis

Miss South Central

Gymnastics Dance

4th Runner-up

Preliminary Swimsuit Award

1971

Pat Patterson

Gary

Miss Gary

Vocal

Special Talent Award

1970

Debbie May

Remington

Miss Indianapolis

Semi-Classical Vocal

Miss Congeniality

1969

Jill Jackson

Anderson

Miss Anderson

Vocal / Dance

 

1968

Kit Field

Indianapolis

Miss Indianapolis

Vocal

4th Runner-up

1967

Mary Haglund

Indianapolis

Miss Butler University

Figure Skating

Top Ten Semi-finalist

Preliminary Talent Award

1966

Jane Ann Rutledge

Vincennes

Miss Indiana University

Piano Solo

 

1965

Eileen Smith

Indianapolis

Miss Indianapolis

Vocal Medley

2nd Runner-up

Preliminary Talent Awardp

1964

Sandra Miller

Bedford

Miss Bedford

Popular Vocal

 

1963

Marsha Pinkstaff

Crawfordsville

Miss Butler University

Dramatic Reading

 

1962

Julia Flaningan

Lebanon

Miss Butler University

Popular Vocal

 

1961

Kathleen Burke

Terre Haute

Miss Indiana State Teachers College

Musical Monologue & Fashion Show

Non-Finalist Talent Award

1960

Tommye Glaze

Culver

Miss Plymouth

Classical Vocal

4th Runner-up

Preliminary Talent Award

1959

Barbara Kummer

Valparaiso

Miss Valparaiso University

Impersonations of Various Television Personalities

 

1958

Anita Hursh

Goshen

Miss Goshen

Piano

Preliminary Swimsuit Award

1957

Gloria Rupprecht

Valparaiso

Miss Valparaiso University

Vocal / Comedy Skit

Preliminary Talent Award

1956

Mary McNulty

Fort Wayne

Miss Fort Wayne

Soft Shoe Dance

 

1955

Carolyn Turner

Indianapolis

Miss Indianapolis

Chalk Talk & Poetry

 

1954

Sue Eaton

Monticello

Miss Indianapolis

Art/Photo Display & Hula

 

1953

Violet Wratich

East Chicago

Miss East Chicago

Vocal

 

1952

Ann Garnier

Indianapolis

Miss Indianapolis

Classical Vocal

1st Runner-up

1951

Carol Mitchell

Rochester

Miss Rochester

Chalk Talk & Marionette Exhibition

1st Runner-up

1950

Pat Berry

Indianapolis

Miss Monticello

Vocal

 

1949

Patricia Cunningham

Peru

Miss Monticello

Water Ballet

 

1948

Patti Grubbs

Gary

 

Vocal

 

1947

Beverly Trenary

Gary

 

Vocal

 

1946

Lois Chitwood

Helmsburg

Miss Indiana University

Piano & Speech

 

1945

Betty Lockyear

Evansville

 

Vocal

 

1941

Alice Ullery

Evansville

 

Modeling

 

1940

Carolyn Akin

Evansville

 

Tap Dance

 

1938

Helen Emly

Letts

Miss Letts

 

Semi-finalist

1937 Mavilla Rainey Indianapolis Miss Indianapolis   Did not compete at Miss America

1933

Mary Frances Lininger

 

 

 

 

1927

Hilda Koch

South Bend

Miss South Bend