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Past Miss Poulsbos include a mayor, Miss Washington

Top: Former Poulsbo Mayor Donna Jean Bruce served as Miss Poulsbo 1955. Bottom: Miss Poulsbo 2002 Kristen Eddings won the Miss Washington title and placed in the top 10 in the Miss America Pageant.    - Bruce: Herald file photo. Eddings: Kristen Eddings
Top: Former Poulsbo Mayor Donna Jean Bruce served as Miss Poulsbo 1955. Bottom: Miss Poulsbo 2002 Kristen Eddings won the Miss Washington title and placed in the top 10 in the Miss America Pageant.
— image credit: Bruce: Herald file photo. Eddings: Kristen Eddings

BREMERTON — Some interesting facts about Miss Poulsbo.

— Miss Poulsbo 1955 Donna Jean Milton served as a Poulsbo City Council member from 1988-99 and as mayor from Jan. 6, 1999 to Dec. 31, 2005.

— Laura Lee Smith was Miss Poulsbo in 1954; her daughter, Toni Hewett, was Miss Poulsbo in 1974.

— Two sisters served as Miss Poulsbo: Joan Brix, 1955; and Julee Brix, 1964.

— Miss Poulsbo 2002 Kristen Eddings won the Miss Kitsap and Miss Washington titles in 2006, and placed in the Top 10 at the Miss America pageant.

— Erika Scott, Miss Poulsbo 2010, was in the first class of pageant Little Sisters. She was Miss Poulsbo 2000 Ashlee Redfern’s pageant Little Sister.

TITLE HOLDERS

1954: Laura Lee Smith

1955: Joan Brix*

1955: Donna Jean Milton

1956: Beth Wyngarden

1957: Alice Oien

1958: Patricia Mason

1959: Christi Simonsen

1960: Sue Bailey

1961: Margaret Weirholt

1962: Leann Youngquist

1963: Carol Dahlstrom

1964: Julee Brix

1965: Kathi Clemens

1966: Mary Packard

1967: Mary Delapp

1968: Cynthia Hughey

1969: Karen Donleycott

1970: Janey Stromberg

1971: Merrillee Swanson

1972: Trudy Munger

1973: Jackie Lif

1974: Toni Hewett

1975: Vickie Posten

1976: Mardy Olson

1977: Julie Marsh

1978: Robin Dickison

1979: Ellen Norton

1980: Melody Francisco

1981: Carrie Meyers

1982: Kristi Oster

1983: Shelly Hall

1984: Dawn Bosselman

1985: Melinda Levy

1986: Joni Patterson

1987: Casey Harvey

1988: Jerilynn Cooper

1989: Kim Klein

1990: Colleen Gresham

1991: Carmen Van

1992: Kari Brazeau

1993: Daira Andrejvs

1994: Elaina Trostad

1995: Lisa Jogenson

1996: Kari Hosler

1997: Lindsay Miles

1998: Casey Oreiro

1999: Becky Larsen

2000: Ashlee Redfern

2001: Jeana Ostheller

2002: Kristen Eddings

2003: Danielle Deitch

2004: Canon Henness

2005: Janna Murray

2006: Brenna Gardner-Brown

2007: Alex Duchemin

2008: Amy Stadshaug

2009: Heidi Nicks*

2009: Myriah Riedel

2010: Erika Scott

2011: Natasha Tucker

2012: Michaela Meeker

*= Gave up title before the year was up; succeeded by first runner-up.

 

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