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For the state pageant affiliated with Miss USA, see Miss Idaho USA.
Kara Jackson, Miss Idaho 2009

The Miss Idaho competition is the pageant that selects the representative for the state of Idaho in the Miss America pageant.


Year Name Hometown Age Local Title Miss America Talent Placement at Miss America Special scholarships at Miss America Notes
2015 Kalie Wright Kimberly 23 Miss Magic Valley Vocal Non-finalist Talent Award Previously National Sweetheart 2014
2014 Sierra Sandison[1] Twin Falls 20 Miss Magic Valley Vocal "Forget About the Boy" from Thoroughly Modern Millie Top 16 (America's Choice) Is a Type 1 diabetic
2013 Sarah Downs Emmett 23 Miss Nampa Violin "Orange Blossom Special" Four Points Award
2012 Whitney Wood[2] Idaho Falls 19 Miss Idaho Falls Piano "Etude de Concert Opus 26" by Edward MacDowell Louanne Gamba Instrumentalist Award,[3] Four Points Award, Quality of Life Semi-finalist, Non-finalist Talent Award[4][5][6]
2011 Genevieve Nutting[7] Boise 22 Miss Tri-Counties Piano "Rhapsody in Blue" Four Points Award Miss Idaho's Outstanding Teen 2006, Contestant at National Sweetheart 2010
2010 Kylie Kofoed Eagle 19 Miss Nampa Classical Vocal "Time to Say Goodbye"
2009 Kara Jackson Nampa 22 Miss Nampa Viola "Csárdás"
2008 Elise Davis[8] Idaho Falls 20 Miss Idaho Falls Classical Vocal
2007 Sadie Quigley Idaho Falls 19 Miss Eastern Idaho Piano "Devilish Inspiration, Op. 4, No. 4" by Prokofiev Non-finalist Talent Award
2006 Katherine Crouch Rexburg 19 Miss Rexburg Piano "Un Sospiro"
2005 Tracey Brown Post Falls 19 Miss North Idaho Ballet en Pointe "The Stars and Stripes Forever" Quality of Life Award winner Idaho's Junior Miss 2004, Miss Idaho USA 2008
2004 Elizabeth Barchas Boise 24 Miss Nampa Classical Piano "Prelude in C Sharp Minor" Non-finalist Interview Award, Quality of Life 1st runner-up Miss Idaho Teen USA 1998, Miss Idaho USA 2001
2003 Tiffany Jewell Boise 22 Miss Southern Idaho Vocal "Ten Minutes Ago" from Cinderella
2002 Misty Taylor Boise 20 Miss Tri-Counties Classical Vocal "Chacun le Sait" from The Daughter of the Regiment
2001 Christi Weible Eagle 22 Miss Tri-Counties Dramatic Monologue Contestant at National Sweetheart 1998 & 2000, The Bachelor Season 2 Contestant, Sister of Miss Idaho Teen USA 1999 and Miss Idaho USA 2004 Kimberly Weible
2000 Christina Tiel Nampa 21 Miss Blaine County Classical Vocal "Una Voce Poco Fa" from The Barber of Seville
1999 Mellisa Paul Boise 20 Miss Tri-Counties Dramatic Monologue from Steel Magnolias
1998 Tammy Toney Boise 24 Miss Southern Idaho Classical Vocal "Che Fiero Costume" from Eteocle e Polinice by Giovanni Legrenzi
1997 Sherrie Belnap Roberts 20 Miss Southern Idaho Classical Piano "Polonaise in A flat Major"
1996 Misty Esplin Preston 19 Miss Franklin County Classical Clarinet Solo "Concertino" by Carl Maria von Weber
1995 Brooke Gambrell Boise 22 Miss Boise Violin/Fiddle Medley "Blackberry Blossom" Quality of Life 1st runner-up Miss Idaho USA 2000
1994 Tracy Yarbrough Boise 24 Miss Southern Idaho Vocal "Over the Rainbow" Miss Idaho USA 1996
1993 RoseAnna Boyle Twin Falls 23 Miss Twin Falls Vocal "Come Rain or Come Shine"
1992 Stephanie Smith Boise 26 Miss Eastern Idaho Harp "The Impossible Dream" & "Man of La Mancha"
1991 Sarah Louise Benson Nampa 18 Miss Treasure Valley Classical Piano
1990 Kendra Ruwe Meridian 23 Miss Boise Fiddle "Miss Sally Goodin" Non-finalist Talent Award
1989 Rebecca Trueblood Caldwell 26 Miss Treasure Valley Vocal "God Bless the USA" Non-finalist Interview Award
1988 Susan Hart Rigby 18 Miss Idaho Falls Ballet
1987 Holly Hill Meridian 20 Miss Meridian Vocal "The Music and the Mirror" from A Chorus Line
1986 Jennifer Hovey Twin Falls 19 Miss Idaho National Guard Violin Solo
1985 Nanette South Rexburg 19 Miss Rexburg Alto Saxophone Solo
1984 Patty Hoag Burley 19 Miss Burley Popular Vocal "Wind Beneath My Wings"
1983 Elaine Pack Rexburg 20 Miss Idaho National Guard Harp Solo "Spanish Fantasy" Non-finalist Talent Award
1982 Lisa Eaton Shelley 22 Miss Eastern Idaho Vocal "It's My Turn"
1981 Stephanie Kambitsch Genesee 22 Miss University of Idaho Piano Solo "Hungarian Rhapsody No. 11" Non-finalist Talent Award
1980 Leslie Taylor Burley 18 Miss Burley Piano Solo "Rocktata"
1979 Gladys Steele Boise 22 Miss Boise Violin Solo "Polish Dance"
1978 Kimberly Jensen Caldwell 18 Miss Caldwell Popular Vocal "I Honestly Love You" Non-finalist Talent Award
1977 Charlene McArthur Pocatello 21 Miss Pocatello Piano Solo "Piano Throughout the Ages" Miss Idaho USA 1975
1976 RaNae Peterson Preston 19 Miss Preston Organ Medley "I Got Rhythm" & "I'd Like to Teach the World to Sing" Non-finalist Talent Award
1975 Teri Harding Heyburn 19 Miss Heyburn Vocal "If Ever I Would Leave You"
1974 Rochelle Bacon Boise 21 Miss Boise Vocal "Cornet Man" from Funny Girl
1973 Sharon Davis Jerome 21 Miss Twin Falls Vocal "Matchmaker, Matchmaker" from Fiddler on the Roof
1972 Vicki Hawkins Boise 20 Miss Boise Piano "Theme from Summer of '42"
1971 Karen Herd Idaho Falls 20 Miss Idaho Falls Organ "Ebb Tide" & "España cañí" 1st runner-up
1970 Noralyn Olsen Ovid 18 Miss Montpelier Classical Piano "Etude Op. 10, No. 5"
1969 Diana Hopperstad Twin Falls 19 Miss Twin Falls Folk Song w/Tambourine & Drum Solo "Both Sides, Now"
1968 Karen Ryder Weiser 20 Miss Weiser Magic Act "The Shadow of Your Smile" & "Born Free" Non-finalist Talent Award
1967 Kristine Phillips Rupert 19 Miss Rupert Organ Medley "Tico Tico", "Dark Eyes", & "The Shadow of Your Smile" Preliminary Swimsuit Award
1966 Cheryl Couch Twin Falls 19 Miss Twin Falls Vocal "I Could Have Danced All Night"
1965 Rhonda Hammond Boise 19 Miss Idaho State University Speech on Fashion Design with Modeling Non-finalist Talent Award
1964 Judith Steubbe Moscow 21 Miss University of Idaho Piano Solo "Fantaisie-Impromptu" Non-finalist Talent Award
1963 Linda Moulton Boise 20 Miss Boise Semi-classical Vocal & Piano Solo
1962 Irene Ammons Nampa 23 Folk Singing "The Riddle Song"
1961 LaVerda Garrison Nampa 18 Miss Nampa Dramatic Reading "The Yellow Wallpaper"
1960 Marlene Coleman Pocatello 18 Miss Pocatello Vocal "If I Were On the Stage" Top 10 Contracted laryngitis and was unable to perform her talent during the national telecast
1959 Tamara Ashby Burley 18 Original Interpretive Ballet
1958 Bonnie Baird Heyburn Clarinet Solo Non-finalist Talent Award
1957 Carene Clark Pocatello Classical Vocal from Die Fledermaus Non-finalist Talent Award
1956 Gail Rupp Pocatello Vocal "One Kiss" from The New Moon
1955 Judy Voiten Boise 19 Vocal / Guitar "Western Folk Song Medley"
1954 LaVonne Skalsky Nampa Drama "Children of God"
1953 Jane Bostic New Plymouth Vocal "All the Things You Are"
1952 Zoe Warberg Twin Falls Speech "The Sacred Duty of the American to Vote"
1951 Phyllis Ralstin Nezperce Operatic Vocal "My Hero" from The Chocolate Soldier
1950 Barbara Norton Burley Vocal "A Heart That's Free" from Two Weeks with Love
1947 Norma Briggs Pocatello Drama "Romeo & Juliet"
1939 Louise Fletchner Clarinet "Stardust" Top 15 Competed as Miss Sun Valley
1933 Margaret Whitman Was disqualified from the pageant because she resided in Spokane, Washington[9]


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2015 news items


Thu, 01 Oct 2015 22:03:45 -0700

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Wed, 09 Sep 2015 00:09:41 -0700

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