Haley Begay, Miss Indiana 2017

Local Title: Miss Metropolitan
Hometown: Pittsboro, Indiana
Education: Indiana University, majoring in Journalism and Spanish
Platform Issue: Don’t Silence the Violence: Domestic Violence Awareness
Scholastic Ambition: To achieve Dean’s List all 8 semesters of IU and maintain a 3.9 GPA
Career Ambition: To become an elite bilingual news broadcaster for Inside Edition or a major network
Talent: Vocal

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Miss Indiana Through the Years

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1920s

Miss Indiana 1927
Hilda Koch
Hometown: South Bend
Local Title: Miss South Bend

1930s

Miss Indiana 1938
Helen Emly
Hometown: Letts
Local Title: Miss Letts
Results: Semi-finalist

Miss Indiana 1937
Mavilla Rainey
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss Indianapolis
Results: Did not compete at Miss America

Miss Indiana 1933
Florence Woods

Local Title: Miss Evansville
Results: Did not compete at Miss America

Miss Indiana 1931
Lorraine Woods
Local Title: Miss Evansville
Results: Did not compete at Miss America
1940s

Miss Indiana 1949
Patricia Cunningham
Hometown: Peru
Local Title: Miss Monticello
Talent: Water Ballet

Miss Indiana 1948
Patti Grubbs
Hometown: Gary
Talent: Vocal

Miss Indiana 1947
Beverly Trenary
Hometown: Gary
Talent: Vocal

Miss Indiana 1946
Lois Chitwood
Hometown: Helmsburg
Local Title: Miss Indiana University
Talent: Piano & Speech

Miss Indiana 1945
Betty Lockyear
Hometown: Evansville
Talent: Vocal

Miss Indiana 1941
Alice Ullery
Hometown: Evansville
Talent: Modeling

Miss Indiana 1940
Carolyn Akin
Hometown: Evansville
Talent: Tap Dance

1950s

Miss Indiana 1959
Barbara Kummer
Hometown: Valparaiso
Local Title: Miss Valparaiso University
Talent: Impersonations of Various Television Personalities

Miss Indiana 1958
Anita Hursh
Hometown: Goshen
Local Title: Miss Goshen
Talent: Piano
Results: Preliminary Swimsuit Award

Miss Indiana 1957
Gloria Rupprecht
Hometown: Valparaiso
Local Title: Miss Valparaiso University
Talent: Vocal / Comedy Skit
Results: Preliminary Talent Award

Miss Indiana 1956
Mary McNulty
Hometown: Fort Wayne
Local Title: Miss Fort Wayne
Talent: Soft Shoe Dance

Miss Indiana 1955
Carolyn Turner
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss Indianapolis
Talent: Chalk Talk & Poetry

Miss Indiana 1954
Sue Eaton
Hometown: Monticello
Local Title: Miss Indianapolis
Talent: Art/Photo Display & Hula

Miss Indiana 1953
Violet Wratich
Hometown: East Chicago
Local Title: Miss East Chicago
Talent: Vocal

Miss Indiana 1952
Ann Garnier
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss Indianapolis
Talent: Classical Vocal
Results: 1st Runner-up

Miss Indiana 1951
Carol Mitchell
Hometown: Rochester
Local Title: Miss Rochester
Talent: Chalk Talk & Marionette Exhibition
Results: 1st Runner-up

Miss Indiana 1950
Pat Berry
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss Monticello
Talent: Vocal

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1960s

Miss Indiana 1969
Jill Jackson
Hometown: Anderson
Local Title: Miss Anderson
Talent: Vocal / Dance

Miss Indiana 1968
Kit Field
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss Indianapolis
Talent: Vocal
Results: 4th Runner-up

Miss Indiana 1967
Mary Haglund
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss Butler
Talent: Figure Skating
Results: Top Ten Semi-Finalist
Preliminary Talent Award

Miss Indiana 1966
Jane Ann Rutledge
Hometown: Vincennes
Local Title: Miss Indiana University
Talent: Piano Solo

Miss Indiana 1965
Eileen Smith
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss Indianapolis
Talent: Vocal Medley
Results: Top Ten Semi-Finalist
Preliminary Talent Award

Miss Indiana 1964
Sandra Miller
Hometown: Bedford
Local Title: Miss Bedford
Talent: Popular Vocal

Miss Indiana 1963
Marsha Pinkstaff
Hometown: Crawfordsville
Local Title: Miss Butler University
Talent: Dramatic Reading

Miss Indiana 1962
Julia Flaningan
Hometown: Lebanon
Local Title: Miss Butler University
Talent: Popular Vocal

Miss Indiana 1961
Kathleen Burke
Hometown: Terre Haute
Local Title: Miss Indiana State Teachers College
Talent: Musical Monologue & Fashion Show
Results: Non-Finalist Talent Award

Miss Indiana 1960
Tommye Glaze
Hometown: Culver
Local Title: Miss Plymouth
Talent: Classical Vocal
Results: 4th Runner Up
Preliminary Talent Award

1970s

Miss Indiana 1979
Rickee Farrell
Hometown: Valparaiso
Local Title: Miss North Central
Talent: Acrobatic Dance

Miss Indiana 1978
Terry Kaiser
Hometown: Etna Green
Local Title: Miss Plymouth
Talent: Modern Dance

Miss Indiana 1977
Barbara Mougin
Hometown: Bremen
Local Title: Miss Plymouth
Talent: Modern Dance
Results: 1st Runner-up

Miss Indiana 1976
Tamara Trittschuh
Hometown: Plainfield
Local Title: Miss Monroe County
Talent: Piano

Miss Indiana 1975
Cyndi Legler
Hometown: Fort Wayne
Local Title: Miss Mid-Central
Talent: Classical Ballet
Results: Top Ten Semi-finalist

Miss Indiana 1974
Penny Tichenor
Hometown: Owensville
Local Title: Miss Evansville Freedom Festival
Talent: Vocal
Results: Top Ten Semi-finalist

Miss Indiana 1973
Karen Rogers
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss Indiana Central College
Talent: Popular Vocal

Miss Indiana 1972
Rebecca Graham
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss South
Talent: Gymnastics Dance
Results: 4th Runner Up
Preliminary Swimsuit Award

Miss Indiana 1971
Pat Patterson
Hometown: Gary
Local Title: Miss Gary
Talent: Vocal
Results: Special Talent Award

Miss Indiana 1970
Debbie May
Hometown: Remington
Local Title: Miss Indianapolis
Talent: Semi-Classical Vocal
Results: Miss Congeniality

1980s

Miss Indiana 1989
Lisa Williamson
Hometown: Terre Haute
Local Title: Miss Hoosier Hills
Talent: Classical Vocal

Miss Indiana 1988
Joni McMechan
Hometown: Liberty
Local Title: Miss Central Indiana
Talent: Semi-Classical Vocal

Miss Indiana 1987
Sheila Stephen
Hometown: Unionville
Local Title: Miss Hoosier Hills
Talent: Country Vocal
Results: Non-Finalist Talent

Miss Indiana 1986
Susan Sailor
Hometown: Elkhart
Local Title: Miss Elkhart
Talent: Piano

Miss Indiana 1985
Laurie Broderick
Hometown: Elkhart
Local Title: Miss Elkhart
Talent: Dance/Twirl
Results: Top Ten Semi-finalist
Preliminary Talent Award

Miss Indiana 1984
Cynthia Yantis
Hometown: Fort Wayne
Local Title: Miss Fort Wayne
Talent: Popular Vocal

Miss Indiana 1983
Teri Schultz
Hometown: Bloomington
Local Title: Miss Hoosier Hills
Talent: Ballet

Miss Indiana 1982
Ilona Conway
Hometown: Bunker Hill
Local Title: Miss Hoosier Hills
Talent: Popular Vocal

Miss Indiana 1981
Pam Carlberg
Hometown: Bourbon
Local Title: Miss Plymouth
Talent: Accordion Medley
Results: 3rd Runner-up

Miss Indiana 1980
Teri Kardatzke
Hometown: Anderson
Local Title: Miss Anderson
Talent: Semi-Classical Vocal

1990s

Miss Indiana 1999
Kelly Lloyd
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss North Central
Talent: Jazz Dance
Results: Albert A. Marks Jr. Interview Award

Miss Indiana 1998
Julianne Hackney
Hometown: Vincennes
Local Title: Miss Northwest Territory
Talent: Vocal
Results: Top Ten Finalist

Miss Indiana 1997
Sara Engerman
Hometown: Kendallville
Local Title: Miss Limberlost
Talent: Tap Dance

Miss Indiana 1996
Shani Nielsen
Hometown: New Albany
Local Title: Miss Harvest
Homecoming
Talent: Vocal
Results: Top Ten Finalist
Preliminary Talent Award
Bernie Wayne Talent Award

Miss Indiana 1995
Becky Gray
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss North Central
Talent: Piano

Miss Indiana 1994
Tiffany Storm
Hometown: Bloomington
Local Title: Miss Capital City
Talent: Vocal
Results: 4th Runner-up
Preliminary Swimsuit Award
Bernie Wayne Talent Award

Miss Indiana 1993
Dayna Brewer
Hometown: New Albany
Local Title: Miss Capital City
Talent: Vocal

Miss Indiana 1992
Shelli Yoder
Hometown: Shipshewana
Local Title: Miss Elkhart
Talent: Vocal
Results: 2nd Runner-up
Preliminary Swimsuit Award (tie)

Miss Indiana 1991
Kari Hipsher
Hometown: Wabash
Local Title: Miss Huntington
Talent: Ballet en Pointe

Miss Indiana1990
Brenda Bassett
Hometown: Kokomo
Local Title: Miss Kokomo
Talent: Character Ballet en Pointe

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2000s

Miss Indiana 2009
Nicole Pollard
Hometown: Lafayette
Local Title: Miss Duneland
Talent: Vocal
Results: Top 15 Semi-Finalist

Miss Indiana 2008*
Katie Stam
Hometown: Seymour
Local Title: Miss Duneland
Talent: Vocal
Results: Miss America 2009

Miss Indiana 2008*
Megan Meadors
Local Title: Miss Pride of Indiana
Talent: Vocal

Miss Indiana 2007
Nicole Rash
Hometown: Plymouth
Local Title: Miss Ball State University
Talent: Vocal
Results: First Runner Up

Miss Indiana 2006
Betsy Uschkrat
Hometown: Bloomington
Local Title: Miss Indiana University
Talent: Classical Vocal
Results: Finalist Quality of Life Award

Miss Indiana 2005
Susan Guilkey
Hometown: Noblesville
Local Title: Miss North Central
Talent: Vocal

Miss Indiana 2004
Sarah Wiley
Hometown: Carmel
Local Title: Miss Wabash Valley
Talent: Vocal

Miss Indiana 2003
Bryn Chapman
Hometown: Indianapolis
Local Title: Miss South Central
Talent: Vocal
Results: Top 10 at Miss America

Miss Indiana 2002
Tangra Riggle
Hometown: West Lafayette
Local Title: Miss North Central
Talent: Vocal
Results: Top 15 at Miss America
Preliminary Talent Award

Miss Indiana 2001
Allison Hatcher
Hometown: Evansville
Local Title: Miss North Central
Talent: Classical Piano
Results: Top 20 at Miss America

Miss Indiana 2000
Betsy Bobel
Hometown: Peru
Local Title: Miss Duneland
Talent: Gymnastics

2010s

Miss Indiana 2017
Haley Begay
Hometown: Pittsboro
Local Title: Miss Metropolitan
Talent: Vocal

Miss Indiana 2016
Brianna DeCamp
Hometown: Kendallville
Local Title: Miss Limberlost
Talent: Tap Dance

Miss Indiana 2015
Morgan Jackson
Hometown: Brownstown
Local Title: Miss Harvest Homecoming
Talent: Lyrical Dance

Miss Indiana 2014
Audra Casterline
Hometown: Fishers
Local Title: Miss Hoosier Heartland
Talent: Vocal
Results: Non-Finalist Talent Winner

Miss Indiana 2013
Terrin Thomas
Hometown: Auburn
Local Title: Miss Indiana University
Talent: Vocal

Miss Indiana 2012
MerrieBeth Cox
Hometown: Roselle, IL
Local Title: Miss Duneland
Talent: Baton Twirling
Results: Top 12 Semi-Finalist

Miss Indiana 2011
Jackie Jerlecki
Hometown: Goshen
Local Title: Miss Duneland
Talent: Vocal

Miss Indiana 2010
Gabrielle Reed
Hometown: Bloomington
Local Title: Miss Southern Heartland
Talent: Vocal
Results: Non-Finalist Talent Winner