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Meet Our 1996 Contestants!

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1996 Scholarship Winners | Contestant Photo Credits

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Miss Alabama, Alison McCreary, Samford University; Vocal

Miss Alaska, Christine Buschur, University of Alaska; Vocal

Miss Arizona, Erin Gingrich, Arizona State University; Classical Piano

Miss Arkansas, Melonie McGarrah, N.E. Arkansas Community College; Vocal

Miss California, Lyndsay Kahler, Concordia University at Irvine; Vocal

Miss Colorado, Michelle Stanley, Arapahoe Community College; Monologue

Miss Connecticut, Stacy Perrone, University of New Haven; Vocal

Miss Delaware, Aimeé Michelle Voshell, George Mason University; Ballet

Miss Florida, Jamie Lynn Bolding, University of Florida; Lyrical Ballet

Miss Georgia, Shea Olliff, Medical College of Georgia; Vocal

Miss Hawaii, Melissa Short, Hawaii Pacific University; Classical Vocal

Miss Idaho, Misty Marriah Esplin, Utah State University; Classical Clarinet

Miss Illinois, Tania Joy Gibson, Belmont University; Show Vocal

Miss Indiana, Shani Lynn Nielsen, Mars Hill College; Vocal

Miss Iowa, Natasha Ann Courter, University of Iowa; Tap Dance

Miss Kansas, Tara Dawn Holland, University of Missouri/Kansas City; Opera

Miss Kentucky, Veronica Marie Duka, Campbellsville University; Vocal

Miss Louisiana, Erika Rachael Schwarz, Loyola School of Law; Original Piano

Miss Maine, Sarah Nadeau, New England Conservatory of Music; Classical Vocal

Miss Maryland, Susan Alexander, Randolph-Macon Woman's College; Vocal

Miss Massachusetts, Lori Flick, Immaculata College; Interpretive Gymnastics Dance

Miss Michigan, Jennifer Lynn Drayton, Michigan State University; Classical Piano

Miss Minnesota, Sherry Johnson, St. Mary's University; Vocal

Miss Mississippi, Kari Litton, Mississippi State University; Vocal

Miss Missouri, Kimberly Anne Massaro, University of Missouri St. Louis; Tap Dance

Miss Montana, Aubrey Jo Hiller, University of Montana; Vocal

Miss Nebraska, Rachel White, University of Nebraska--Kearney; Vocal

Miss Nevada, Annette Albertson, University of Nevada--Reno; Vocal

Miss New Hampshire, Michelle Tolson, Notre Dame College; Jazz Dance

Miss New Jersey, Melanie Joyce Bell, Wilkes University; Jazz Dance

Miss New Mexico, Trisha Williams, New Mexico Junior College; Vocal

Miss New York, Tammy Harris, SUNY Buffalo; Dance

Miss North Carolina, Jennifer Michelle Roberts, High Point University; Tap Dance

Miss North Dakota, Stephanie Lee Hamilton, North Dakota State University; Dance

Miss Ohio, Robyn Hancock, University of Cincinnati; Classical Ballet

Miss Oklahoma, Amy Linn Duncan, University of Oklahoma; Vocal

Miss Oregon, Patricia Regan Leines, University of Redlands; Classical Vocal

Miss Pennsylvania, GiGi Gordon, Penn State University; Lyrical Dance

Miss Rhode Island, Elana Eve Chomiszak, Brown University; Modern Dance

Miss South Carolina, Angela Michelle Hughes, Anderson College; Tap Dance

Miss South Dakota, Stephanie Camp, South Dakota State University; Vocal

Miss Tennessee, Jeni Stephens, Lambuth University; Vocal

Miss Texas, Michelle Martinez, University of Texas at Arlington; Classical Piano

Miss Utah, Nanette Pearson, University of Utah; Classical Ballet

Miss Vermont, Nicole Juvan, University of Hartford; Vocal

Miss Virginia, Michelle Kang, College of William and Mary; Classical Piano

Miss Washington, Janet Reasons, University of Washington; Classical Vocal

Miss West Virginia, Kari Anne Safford, Marshall University; Vocal

Miss Wisconsin, Jennifer Streblow, University of Wisconsin at Oshkosh; Vocal

Miss Wyoming, Rebecca Darrington, Ricks College; Musical Comedy

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