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Miss Arizona Winners

 (Miss Arizona is part of the Miss America Pageant.)
1938 is the earliest Miss Arizona.

Arizona has had two Miss America Winners they are:
1949-- Jacque Mercer      
1964 -- Vonda Kay Van Dyke
 

Year
Name
Place from in Arizona
Finalist or Miss America
1938
Anna Marie Barnett
Bisbee
Semi-Finalist
1947
Wanda Jo Law
Tempe
Semi-Finalist
1948
Donna Lee McElroy
Phoenix
 
1949
Jacque Mercer
Litchfield
Miss America
1950
Kathryn Lunsford
Phoenix
 
1953
Betty Lou Lindly
Tempe
 
1954
Marjorie Nylund
Phoenix
 
1955
Beth Andre
Maricopa County
Semi-Finalist
1956
Barbara Hilgenberg
Tucson
3rd Runner-up
1957
Lynn Freyse
Tucson
Semi-Finalist
1958
Donna Juanita Riggs
Phoenix
 
1959
Patricia Anne Allebrand
Yuma County
4th Runner-up
1960
Georgia Anne Garbarino
Flagstaff
 
1961
Susan Nell Webb
Prescott
 
1962
Paula Lou Welch
Tucson
 
1963
Susan Jean Bergstrom
Phoenix
4th Runner-up
1964
Vonda Kay Van Dyke
Phoenix
Miss America
1965
Sandra Montgomery
Yuma County
 
1966
Laura K. Gardner
Holbrook
 
1967
Bea Willis
Phoenix
 
1968
Linda Johnson
Warren
 
1969
Kathleen Ann Ennis
Tucson
 
1970
Karen Joy Shields
Tucson
 
1971
Celia Margaret Sklan
Scottsdale
 
1972
Linda Gail Sirrine
Mesa
 
1973
Susan May
Kingman
 
1974
Mary Elizabeth Avilla
Maryvale
 
1975
Stacey Petersen (6/75 – 6/76)
Tucson
4th Runner-up
1975
Vickie Hall (1/76-6/76)
Sierra Vista
 
1976
Anne Katherine DeVarennes
Tucson
 
1977
Cindy Anne Glenn
Globe
 
1978
Susan Kohler
Arizona State University
 
1979
Pam Wenzel
Phoenix
Semi-Finalist
1980
Brenda Strong
Phoenix
 
1981
Sarah Tattersal
Scottsdale
 
1982
Debbie Daniels
Yuma County
Semi-Finalist
1983
Jennifer Nichols
Glendale
 
1984
Rhonda White
Graham County
 
1985
Diane Martin
Phoenix
 
1986
Terri Kettunen
Yuma County
 
1987
Theresa Light
Western Maricopa
 
1988
Lisa Mandel
Tucson
 
1989
Tammy Kettunen
Maricopa County
 
1990
Kemberly Hoskins
Yuma County
Non-Finalist Talent award
1991
Darsi Turner
Tucson
 
1992
Robyn Rayborn
Maricopa County
 
1993
Amanda Murray
Yuma County
National Quality of Life Award, Non-Finalist Talent Award
1994
Stacy Agren
Mesa
National Quality of Life Award, Non-Finalist Talent award
1995
Cara Jackson
Chandler
 
1996
Erin Gringrich
Yuma County
 
1997
Stacey Momeyer
Chandler
3rd Runner-up
1998
Leean Hendrix
Parker
 
1999
Lori Whiting
Mesa
 
2000
Kristen E. Vatt
Mesa
Non-Finalist Scholarship
2001
Kapri Rose
Gilbert
Non-Finalist Scholarship
2002
Laura Lawless
Tempe
 
2003
Corrie Hill
Gilbert
 
2004 
Katherine Kennedy
Tempe
 
2005-2006 **
Audrey Sibley
Sierra Vista
 
2007
Hilary Griffith
Glendale
 
2008
Nicole Turner
Phoenix
 
2009
Erin Nurss
Sierra Vista
 
2010
Savanna Troupe
Phoenix
 

 Check the Miss America website for recent state competitors and winners http://www.missamerica.org/competition-info/state-contestants.aspx 
 
** In 2005 the pageant announced a new television agreement with cable network Country Music Television (CMT), a switch in the pageant's schedule was made from September to January 21, 2006.

Sources: 
List from the Arizona State Library – Fax dated 11-26-97.                
Miss America web site: http://www.missamerica.org/
 
 
 

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