History

Jackson County’s affiliation with the Miss America Organization began in 1960 when the Jackson County Rose Festival added the pageant to its program.  The Miss America Organization is the largest provider of scholarship assistance for college-age women in the world. Three former RoseQueens went on to win the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant – Kathie Pennington Brauteseth (1982),Victoria Fair Bork (1990), and Coni Hull Sullivan (1995). The Miss Jackson Crossroads Scholarship Pageant became a licensee of the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant in July 2013. Our mission is to offer Jackson County's young women a pathway to Miss America and an avenue to aspire! inspire! succeed!

Board of Directors

Executive Director – Chris LaRock Gorton
President – Lisa Schweizer
Vice President – Rob Tipton
Treasurer - Margaret Myers
Secretary - Deb Muhich
Producer – Kelly Sheppard
Judges’ Chair – Traci Johnson
Outstanding Teen Judges' Chair - Taryn Wilson Watterson
Miss Jackson Crossroads Princess Program – Karen Kidder Barrett