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VP & Gala Chair for Humboldt Hospital Healthcare Foundation

Official Spokesperson for West TN Strawberry Festival

45-Year Silver Patron of Miss Tennessee Pageant

Board of Humboldt Downtown Development

Board of Gibson County Red Cross

Alumni Interview Consultant for Northwestern University

Friend of the West Tennessee Regional Art Center

Member of Gibson County Arts Association

Member of West Tennessee Strawberry Festival/Historical Museum

Steering Committee for Gibson County Cultural Center



Winner of 89 out of 105 beauty/talent pageants including:

Miss Midsouth Fair 1958

National Sweetheart 1959

Miss Tennessee America 1961

Miss Tennessee World 1962

Miss Dixie 1962

Coached numerous title winners in Tennessee, Arkansas, Mississippi,

Michigan, Florida, and Illinois

Appeared on “To Tell the Truth” in 1964 as ‘the woman who had won the most pageants in the world.’


National Baton Twirling Hall of Fame

Certified NBTA, AAU, & TU judge and coach

Drum Major/Feature Twirler for Humboldt High School Band

Drum Major/Feature Twirler for Ole Miss Rebel Band

Tennessee USTA & NBTA state Twirl & Strut Champion

National NBTA Strut Champion

Runner-up to ‘Miss Majorette of America’ 1959

Coached 57 National baton champions in various baton-related competitions

Coached National Champion Drill Team


National Merit Scholar

Full Scholarship to Ole Miss in Band and Academics

Full Scholarship to Northwestern from Miss TN & Miss Dixie

Cwens Scholastic Sorority, Tau Beta Sigma Music Sorority, Phi Beta Fraternity,

Kappa Kappa Gamma Sorority Honor Scholarship

Recent Awards:

Crystal Legacy” award in 2002 for service to the Miss America Foundation“Honoree of the Year” in 2004 for the Gibson County Arts Association

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