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The Miss Oregon competition is a regional scholarship competition and beauty pageant that selects the representative for the US state of Oregon in the Miss America pageant The annual event includes contestants from across the state and awards scholarships to the participants

Harley Emery was crowned Miss Oregon 2017 on July 1, 2017 at Seaside Civic and Convention Center in Seaside, OregonShe will compete for the title of Miss America 2018 on September 10, 2017 in Atlantic City, New Jersey


  • 1 History
  • 2 Results summary
    • 21 Placements
    • 22 Awards
      • 221 Preliminary awards
      • 222 Non-finalist awards
      • 223 Other awards
  • 3 Winners
  • 4 References
  • 5 External links


Seaside Civic and Convention Center where the pageant is held each year Allison Cook, Miss Oregon 2013, with Raymond F Rees

The event began in 1947 as the Miss Oregon Pageant and was founded by the merchants in the coastal city of Seaside1 Miss Oregon was designated the official State Hostess in 19692 In 2001, Katie Harman was crowned Miss Oregon and went on to win the Miss America crown, becoming the only Miss Oregon winner of the national event The event is now titled the Miss Oregon Scholarship Pageant3

The event is held at the Seaside Civic and Convention Center at the Oregon Coast with local Seaside merchants as the primary sponsors of the annual contest1 The two-day event narrows the competition down to ten finalists on the first day before selecting a winner on the second day1 Events at the event include an evening wear competition, talent competition, bathing suit competition, and a competition in casual wear4 The competition includes an interview on-stage as the final portion before a winner is selected4

In addition to the chance to become Miss America, the winner also receives scholarships1 Contests range in age from 17 to 24, and must first win local competitions before qualifying for the Miss Oregon contest4

Results summaryedit

The year in parentheses indicates the year of the Miss America competition the award/placement was garnered


  • Miss America: Katie Harman 2002
  • 1st runners-up: Dorothy Mae Johnson 1956, Emily John Orton 1996
  • 2nd runners-up: Patricia Regan Leines 1997
  • 3rd runners-up: Marjean Kay Langley 1969, Elizabeth Simmons 1994
  • 4th runners-up: N/A
  • Top 10: Patti Throop 1954, Judith Hansen 1958, Martha Wyatt 1963, Sue Pack 1966, Suzanne Bunker 1978, Julie Ross 1982, Tamara Ann Finch 1998
  • Top 15: Jo Ann Amorde 1947, Joyce Davis 1948, CC Barber 2010, Stephenie Steers 2011


Preliminary awardsedit

  • Preliminary Lifestyle and Fitness: Patricia Regan Leines 1997, CC Barber 2010
  • Preliminary Talent: Judith Hansen 1958, Patricia Regan Leines 1997, Katie Harman 2002

Non-finalist awardsedit

  • Non-finalist Talent: Rosemary Doolen 1961, Lynn Dee Grenz 1972, Sandra Lynn Herring 1973, Shan Moss 1977, Teresa Richardson 1981, Stephanie "Jill" Wymer 1984, Kari Virding 2008
  • Non-finalist Interview: April Robinson 2004

Other awardsedit

  • Miss Congeniality: N/A
  • Steinway Talent Award: Tamara Ann Finch 1998
  • STEM Scholarship Finalists: Rebecca Anderson 2015
  • Tiffany Phillips Memorial Scholar Athlete Award: Jennifer Sisco-Moore 1999, Angela Reed 2000


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2017 Harley Emery5 Springfield 20 Miss Lane County Classical Piano TBD TBD Previously Miss Oregon's Outstanding Teen 2013
2016 Alexis Mather Astoria 21 Miss Portland Bravura Performance “Nessun Dorma”
2015 Ali Wallace Portland 21 Miss Portland Lyrical Dance "Latch" by Sam Smith Daughter of Miss Oregon 1987, Tamara Fazzolari
2014 Rebecca Anderson67 Oregon City 23 Miss Cascade Vocal "For Good" STEM Scholarship Finalist8
2013 Allison Cook9 Klamath Falls 19 Miss Southern Gem Electro-Acoustic Violin "Let's Get It Started Remix" by The Black-Eyed Peas
2012 Nichole Mead Newport 24 Miss Three Rivers Lyrical Dance "What's Love Got To Do With It" Contestant at National Sweetheart 2011

Successor to the crown after Rachel Berry resigned
Rachel Berry10 Indiana 24 Miss Willamette Valley Tap Dance N/A N/A Formerly competed in California

Resigned July 19, 2012, due to residency ineligibility11
2011 Caroline McGowan12 Waukee, Iowa 20 Miss Linn-Benton County Operatic Vocal "Chanson Boheme" from Carmen Crowned while a student at Oregon State University
2010 Stephenie Steers13 Klamath Falls 24 Miss Multnomah Vocal "Something to Talk About" Top 15 Voted into the Top 15 as a "Contestants' Choice" finalist selected by her fellow contestants
2009 CC Barber14 Scappoose 23 Miss Tri Valley Dance "Bleeding Love" Top 15 Preliminary Swimsuit Award Contestant at National Sweetheart 2006

Voted into the Top 15 as a "Contestants' Choice" finalist selected by her fellow contestants
2008 Danijela Krstić15 Beaverton 24 Miss Tri Valley Belly Dancing
2007 Kari Virding16 Portland 24 Miss Portland Vocal "The Girl in 14G" Non-finalist Talent Award Previously Miss Oregon Teen USA 2000
2006 Donilee McGinnis Scappoose 24 Miss Willamette Valley Tap Dance "I Gotcha"
2005 Lucy Fleck Portland 20 Miss Portland Tap Dance "Turn the Beat Around" Contestant at National Sweetheart 2003
2004 Brook Roberts Roseburg 21 Miss Douglas County Vocal "All That Jazz" The Amazing Race 17 contestant

Star of the Brook & Tara Showcitation needed
2003 April Robinson Gresham 22 Miss Multnomah County Acapella Tap Dance Non-finalist Interview Award
2002 Brita Stream Eugene 22 Miss Linn-Benton Vocal "As If We Never Said Goodbye" from Sunset Boulevard
2001 Heidi Rickey Lincoln City 19 Miss Yamhill County Vocal N/A N/A Successor to the crown after Katie Harmon was crowned Miss America 2002
Katie Harman Gresham 21 Miss Portland Classical Vocal "O Mio Babbino Caro" Winner Preliminary Talent Award Contestant at National Sweetheart 2000
2000 Angela Day Brink Roseburg 22 Miss Douglas County Ballet "Angel"
1999 Angela Reed Portland 23 Miss Tri-Valley Vocal "You Don't Know Me" Tiffany Phillips Memorial Scholar Athlete Award Top 10 at National Sweetheart 1997 & 1998
1998 Jennifer Sisco-Moore Eugene 23 Miss Tri-Valley Classical Vocal "Una Voce Poco Fa" from The Barber of Seville Tiffany Phillips Memorial Scholar Athlete Award State Community Service Award
1997 Tamara Ann Finch Myrtle Creek 24 Miss Douglas County Classical Piano "Chopin's Scherzo No 2 in B Flat Minor" Top 10 Steinway Talent Award Winner
1996 Patricia Regan Leines Medford 24 Miss Tri-Valley Classical Vocal "Chacun le Sait" from The Daughter of the Regiment 2nd runner-up Preliminary Swimsuit Award

Preliminary Talent Award
1995 Emily John Orton Creswell 19 Miss Linn-Benton Classical Vocal "Je dis que rien ne m'épouvante" from Carmen 1st runner-up
1994 Roberta Stenbeck Roseburg 23 Miss Douglas County Piano
1993 Elizabeth Simmons Bandon 23 Miss Tri-Valley Vocal "Someone Else's Story" from Chess 3rd runner-up Previously National Sweetheart 1992
1992 Sara Kristi Paulson Portland 21 Miss Washington County Vocal "The Star-Spangled Banner"
1991 Carolyn Helen Ladd Corvallis 24 Miss Linn-Benton Vocal "I Must Be a Star"
1990 Brittney Gae Thompson Portland 20 Miss Tri-Valley Vocal "Break It to Me Gently"
1989 Lynette Boggs Portland 25 Miss Portland Vocal "I Am Changing" Miss Oregon Quality of Life Award

Served on the Board of Directors for the Miss America pageantcitation needed

Served on Las Vegas City Council and Clark County Commissioncitation needed
1988 Anna Denise Jones Portland 24 Miss Tri-Valley Vocal "Crazy"
1987 Tamara Fazzolari Portland 21 Miss Portland Tap Dance Mother of Miss Oregon 2015, Ali Wallace
1986 Jana Svea Peterson Newport 22 Miss Linn-Benton Vocal Medley Toured with the 1987 Gillette Miss America Show Troupe
1985 Dana Kocks Ashland 21 Miss Rogue Valley Classical Vocal "Seguidilla" from Carmen
1984 Renee Bagley Portland 22 Miss Willamette Valley Popular Vocal "Don't Cry Out Loud"
1983 Stephanie "Jill" Wymer Sutherlin 22 Miss Douglas County Popular Vocal "Out Here On My Own" Non-finalist Talent Award
1982 Laura Matthys Salem 21 Miss Linn-Benton Rifle Twirling Routine "Herzegovinian March"
1981 Julie Ross Portland 20 Miss Portland Classical Piano "Prokofiev's Toccata" Top 10
1980 Teresa Richardson Forest Grove 20 Miss Multnomath County Vocal "I Could Have Danced All Night" Non-finalist Talent Award Sister of Miss Utah 1973, Brenda Richardson
1979 Tami Sanders Roseburg 21 Miss Douglas County Gymnastic Dance "A Fifth of Beethoven"
1978 Amy White Portland 20 Miss Portland Musical Comedy Free Style Dance "Overture from Gypsy"
1977 Suzanne Bunker Forest Grove 21 Miss Portland Classical Flute "Fantasie for Flute" Top 10
1976 Shan Moss Nyssa 21 Miss Malheur County Flute Solo "Concertino" Non-finalist Talent Award
1975 Betty Hupfer Milwaukie 21 Miss Gresham Dancing "The Unsinkable Molly Brown"
1974 Juli Ann Berg Eugene 21 Miss Lane County Vocal "Corner of the Sky" from Pippin Previously Oregon's Junior Miss

Daughter of Miss Oregon 1947, Jo Ann Amorde
1973 Nancy Jean Jackson Nyssa 20 Miss Rogue Valley Dramatic Interpretation from The Taming of the Shrew
1972 Sandra Lynn Herring Portland 20 Miss Portland Vocal Medley "Who Will Buy" & "As Long as He Needs Me" from Oliver! Non-finalist Talent Award Performed with Miss America USO Troupe
1971 Lynn Dee Grenz Milwaukie 20 Miss Linn County Vocal "Hurry! It's Lovely Up Here" from On a Clear Day You Can See Forever Non-finalist Talent Award Former Speaker of the Oregon House of Representatives and past House Majority Leadercitation needed

Judged the Miss America 1999 pageantcitation needed
1970 Cynthia Lynn Harrison Portland 18 Miss Rogue Valley Vocal & Guitar "Just Once"
1969 Margie Elaine Huhta Astoria 20 Miss Knappa-Svensen Vocal Medley "Nobody Knows You When You're Down and Out" & "Brother, Can You Spare a Dime" Performed with Miss America USO Troupe
1968 Marjean Kay Langley Milton-Freewater 19 Miss Pendleton Classical Ballet "The Dying Swan" 3rd runner-up
1967 Christine Beach Pendleton 18 Miss Pendleton Vocal "Just You Wait" from My Fair Lady
1966 Lita Schiel Lake Oswego 21 Miss Lake Oswego Original Skit
1965 Sue Pack Eugene 18 Miss Eugene Vocal "The Lonely Goatherd" Top 10 Joined The New Christy Minstrels in 1966citation needed

Wife of Mickey Newburycitation needed
1964 Carol Pedersen Newport 18 Miss Lincoln County Dramatic Reading
1963 D’Ann Fullerton Roseburg Miss Roseburg Original Novelty Dance & Hula Baton
1962 Martha Wyatt Jacksonville 19 Miss Rogue Valley Interpretive Jazz Dance "Love Walked In" Top 10
1961 Jody Bourne Salem 20 Miss Salem Interpretive Ballet
1960 Rosemary Doolen Salem 19 Miss Salem Vocal "A Heart That's Free" Non-finalist Talent Award
1959 Karlyn Mattsson Portland 18 Miss Portland Piano & Dance
1958 Mary Ellen Vinton McMinnville Miss McMinnville Piano & Tap Dance "I Won't Dance" 1st runner-up at Miss Wool of America 1963
1957 Judith Hansen Astoria Miss Astoria Classical Vocal "Mi Chiamano Mimi" from La bohème Top 10 Preliminary Talent Award
1956 Patricia Berg Eugene Miss Eugene Vibraharp "Indian Love Call"
1955 Dorothy Mae Johnson Portland Miss Beaverton Dramatic Monologue from Macbeth 1st runner-up
1954 Diane Carman Milwaukie Miss Oak Grove Drama "This Is America"
1953 Patti Throop Portland Miss Portland Dramatic Reading "Patterns" Top 10
1952 Mary Lou Teague Eugene Miss Eugene Vocal "Love Is Where You Find It"
1951 Audrey Mistretta Astoria Miss Tongue Point Vocal
1950 Elizabeth Ann Baker Monmouth Miss McMinnville Classical Piano "Clair de Lune"
1949 Beverly Kruger The Dalles Miss The Dalles Monologue "The Waltz" by Dorothy Parker
1948 Joyce Davis Bend Miss Redmond Classical Vocal "Mon cœur s'ouvre à ta voix" Top 15
1947 Jo Ann Amorde Sutherlin Miss Roseburg Vocal "Alice Blue Gown" from Irene Top 15 Mother of Miss Oregon 1974, Juli Ann Berg
1935-1946 No Oregon representative at Miss America pageant
1934 No pageant was held
1933 No Oregon representative at Miss America pageant
1932 No pageants were held
1927 No Oregon representative at Miss America pageant
1926 Maxine Jennings Portland Miss Portland No Miss Oregon
1925 No Oregon representative at Miss America pageant
1923 Patricia Smith Portland Miss Portland No Miss Oregon
1922 Virginia Edwards Portland Miss Portland No Miss Oregon
1921 No Oregon representative at Miss America pageant


  1. ^ a b c d Miss Oregon Pageant starts today in Seaside The Oregonian, July 8, 2004
  2. ^ Chapter 186 – State Emblems; State Boundary Archived March 11, 2007, at the Wayback Machine 2005 Oregon Revised Statutes
  3. ^ Foyston, John Miss Portland rises to the top, takes Miss Oregon title The Oregonian, July 2, 2007
  4. ^ a b c Tareen, Sophia Persistence pays off for pageant winner The Oregonian, July 12, 2004
  5. ^ "Lane County woman crowned as 70th Miss Oregon" The Washington Times July 2, 2017 
  6. ^ Spitaleri, Ellen June 30, 2014 "Anderson crowned Miss Oregon 2014" Portland Tribune Portland, OR: Pamplin Media Group Retrieved August 14, 2015 
  7. ^ "Miss Oregon wears bicycle shoes in Miss America parade" Portland, OR: KOIN-TV Associated Press September 13, 2014 Retrieved August 14, 2015 
  8. ^ http://wwwmissamericaorg/news/press-releasesaspxid=784
  9. ^ Avery-Page, Nora July 12, 2013 "New Miss Oregon from Klamath Falls" Herald and News Klamath Falls, OR: Pioneer News Group Retrieved August 14, 2015 
  10. ^ Sedlak, Rebecca July 1, 2012 "Miss Oregon 2012 Rachel Berry looks forward to Miss America after Seaside win" The Daily Astorian Astoria, OR: EO Media Group Retrieved August 17, 2015 
  11. ^ Blackman, Teresa July 19, 2012 "Miss Oregon gives up crown over residency controversy" Portland, OR: KGW-TV Retrieved August 14, 2015 
  12. ^ "Caroline McGowan of Corvallis wins 2011 Miss Oregon pageant" The Oregonian The Associated Press July 2, 2011 Retrieved July 3, 2011 
  13. ^ "Hillsboro woman is named Miss Oregon" OregonLivecom The Associated Press July 12, 2010 Retrieved July 13, 2010 
  14. ^ "New Miss Oregon hails from Scappoose" Portland, OR: KATU Associated Press July 12, 2009 Retrieved August 22, 2015 
  15. ^ Litvin, Katie July 23, 2008 "Bosnian beauty wins Miss Oregon crown" Portland Tribune Portland, OR: Pamplin Media Group Retrieved August 22, 2015 
  16. ^ "Miss Portland Crowned Miss Oregon 2007" Salem News July 1, 2007 Retrieved July 1, 2007 

External linksedit

  • Miss Oregon official website

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