I Anne Colvin Carrigan 1951
Dorothy graduated from Louisiana Tech University and moved with her husband, Jim, to Monroe, where they lived for over 40 years. While in Monroe, she was actively involved with the Miss Louisiana Organization and the Monroe Little Theatre. During her volunteer work with the Louisiana Organization, she served as Hostess Chairman, Executive Secretary, and was State Traveling Companion to the Miss America Pageant for 23 years. She served as the first female Executive Director of the Miss Louisiana Organization. She and her husband now reside in Ruston, where she was on teh Lady Techster Basketball Advisory Board and serves on teh Lincoln Parish Museum and Historical Society Board. In 2006, she was inducted into the first Miss Louisiana Scholarship Organization Hall of Fame. She and her husband have a daughter, two sons, and six grandchildren.
III Betty Wilder Teasly, 1953
IV Jan Aline Johnston Connell, 1954
V Sharon Horne McDonald, 1955
VI Suzanne Lindsey Smith, 1956
VII Susie Acklin Storey Gresham, 1957
VIII Linda Lou Allen Hundson, 1958
IX Patricia Anne Kavanaugh Tippitt, 1959
X Billie Sue Riordon Kramer, 1960
XI Maria Colvin Hammon, 1961
XII Becky McKenzie Hruska, 1962
XIII Loyce Garrett Miller, 1963
XIV Lynn Baughman Duncan, 1964
XV Georgiana Lopes Steward, 1965
XVI Jan Jones Colvin, 1966
XVII Pam McCarty Marlowe, 1967
XVIII Rebecca Gale Beard Pendergrass, 1968
XIX Tanya Lee Graham Florence, 1969
XX Marsha Colleen Theis Jabour, 1970
XXI Jan O’Neal Murphy, 1971
XXII Susan Jerome Samaha, 1972
XXIII Janie M. Horton, 1973
XXIV Lin Kistler Hastings, 1974
XXV Cynthia Colvin Allen, 1975
XXVI Anne Berry Hess, 1976
XXVII Pam Trisler Emory, 1977
XXVIII Donese Worden, 1978
XXIX Ruth Ann Galatas, 1979
XXX Carla Goben Jones, 1980
XXXI Beth Stewart Middleton, 1981
XXXII Melissa Dawn Summerline, 1982
XXXIII Patricia Brant, 1983
Patricia was named Miss Louisiana in 1987 and was a preliminary swimsuit winner. At the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, NJ, Patricia won preliminary talent and was named 1st Runner-Up. Patricia is a pharmacist and lives in Bloomington, Indiana with her two beautiful daughters.
XXXIV Michelle Ann Jourbert, 1984
XXXV Mauya Avery, 1985
XXXVI Jan Mills Reedy, 1986
XXXVII Jana Bell Foster, 1987
XXXVIII Bonnie Lyn Sanders, 1988
XXXIX Jenifer Worley, 1989
XXXX Deanne Jenkins Denton, 1990
XXXXI Katie Hall Smith, 1991
XXXXII Rosalia Villard, 1992
XXXXIII Kelly Lynn Cobb Plaza, 1993
XXXXIV Shannon Jenkins, 1994
XXXXV Tiffany Green, 1995
XXXXVI Julie Lawrence, 1996
Julie was named Miss Louisiana 1999 where she was also awarded preliminary swimsuit and preliminary talent awards. At the Miss America Pageant, she was a preliminary talent winner, a non-finalist talent winner, and a Miss America Scholar. Julie is a physician, wife, and mom of two adorable toddlers.
XLVIII Katie Guyton, 1997
Katie was named Miss Louisiana 2001.
XLVIII Casey Jo Crowder, 1998
Casey was named Miss Louisiana 2002.
XLIX Kelly Butler, 1999
L Melissa Clark Whitworth, 2000
Melissa was named Miss Louisiana 2003. Married to NFL player Andrew Whitworth, they are the co-founders of the Big Whit 77 Foundation.
LI Molly Causey, 2001
LII Krystal Penuell,2002
LIII Dagni Bowls, 2003
LIV Blair Abene, 2004
LV Bethany Hejtmanek, 2005
LVI Aaron Beeson, 2006
LVII Lauren Lyles, 2007
LVIII Jenny Russell, 2008
Jenny Russell Lazarus is a graduate of LA Tech University where she studied Interior Design. She is the owner of Lazarus Design Studios and also serves on the Board of Directors of the Dixie Gem Peach Scholarship Organization.
LIX Lauren Abshire, 2009
LX Lacey Sanchez, 2010
LXI Meagan Lee, 2011
LXII Mallory Cox, 2012
Miss Dixie Gem Peach 2012, Mallory Cox, is a graduate of Louisiana Tech University where she obtained her Bachelor’s Degree in Mathematics with a minor in Kinesiology. She competed in Miss Louisiana over the past two years and was awarded third runner-up, a preliminary talent winner, and Miss Congeniality both years. She was blessed with the opportunity to represent her campus during the 2012 Fall quarter by completing the reign as Miss Louisiana Tech University after Lauren Vizza was crowned Miss Louisiana last June. Mallory was also honored to be voted Louisiana Tech’s Homecoming Queen. Thriving on a busy schedule, she enjoys playing and teaching piano and recently ran a marathon in January in Baton Rouge where she placed third in her age group. As a Ruston native, Mallory has been honored to serve her community as Miss Dixie Gem Peach over this past year and is looking forward to representing Ruston in the 50th year anniversary of the Miss Louisiana Pageant.
LXIII To be chosen on June 22, 2013.