Miss American Angus

Who is Miss American Angus?

Each year five college youth, chosen by the Auxiliary to receive a scholarhip, compete for the honor of being crowned Miss American Angus, a tradition nearly 50 years in the making.

In 1967 the Auxiliary made the decision to package their scholarship winner and the National Angus Queen. In 1968 first place scholarship winner, Sharon Harrold, became the first National Angus Queen, a title that would come to be known as Miss American Angus in 1973, with the crowning of Kathy Votaw.

The competition includes a written quiz, an interview and public speaking before a panel of three judges. The program provides one Angus junior the opportunity to serve the breed and assist with shows, educational benefits and field days to educate others about the beef industry and benefits of Angus genetics.

According to 2017 Miss American Angus, Keegan Cassady, "Miss American Angus is more than a crown and a sash; she's someone who is knowledgable about the Angus breed and is a strong role model for younger members." Miss American Angus represents a promise for the future of the Angus breed.

2016-17
Keegan Cassady
2015-16
Jera Pipkin
2014-15
Madison Butler
2013-14
Catherine Harward
2012-13
Esther McCabe
2011-12
Brooke Harward
2010-11
Paige Wallace
2009-10
Sally Yon
2008-09
Katie Gazda
2007-08
Danielle Foster
2006-07
Emily Tennant
2005-06
Mallory Trosper
2004-05
Chelsey Warfield
2003-04
Wravenna Phipps
2002-03
Joanna Olson
2001-02
Cortney Hill-Dukehart
2000-01
Lacey Robinson
1999-00
Whitney Trosper
1998-99
Anne Schmalenberger
1997-98
Jamie Meyer
1996-97
Lindsey Trosper
1995-96
Moriah Olson
1994-95
Christy Bell
1993-94
Jill Sommers
1992-93
Melissa Bush
1991-92
Sarah Lynn Hill
1990-91
Cara Pascalar
1989-90
Lori Cash
1988-89
Michelle Lantz
1987-88
Amy Lyons
1986-87
Mary Wagner
1985-86
Katrina Warfield
1984-85
Susan Quam
1983-84
Cindy Houck
1982-83
Kathy Day
1981-82
Diane Krause
1980-81
Cary Ann Smith
1979-80
Susan Holston
1978-79
Jeri Jean Paul
1977-78
Kerrie Votaw
1976-77
Beverly Smith
1975-76
Lynn Hagenbuch
1974-75
Debbie Jo Johnson
1973-74
Kathy Votaw
1972-73
Sharon Weingarden
1971-72
Mary Elizabeth Smith
1970-71
Nancy Duible
1969-70
Elaine Wassenberg
1968-69
Sharon Harrold