Claire Johnson

Board of Directors
Miss BostonYearMiss Cambridge

Gabriela Taveras

Preliminary Swimsuit Winner

Top 11 Semi-Finalist


4th Runner Up Miss America 2019

STEM Award Winner

Preliminary Interview Winner

People's Choice


Emily Thomas

MAO Academic Award Winner

2nd Runner Up Miss Massachusetts 2017

Maggie Markham

Top 11 Semi-Finalist


Alissa Musto

Preliminary Talent Winner

MAO Community Service Award



Sabrina Ponte

Samantha Hawkins

Preliminary Talent Winner

MAO Academic Award Winner

2nd Runner Miss Massachusetts 2015

Meagan Fuller

3rd Runner Up Miss Massachusetts 2014



Michelle Nigro

Top 11 Semi-Finalist

Patriots Cheerleader Member of the 2015 Superbowl 

Winning Squad

Morgan Berg

Top 11 Semi-Finalist 


Carrie Jie Sunde

Top 11 Semi-Finalist

Kelsey Beck
2012Not Held

 Sara Carlisle

Miracle Maker Award

2011Not Held

Ashley Rizzo

​2nd Runner Up Miss Massachusetts 2010

2010Not Held
Lacy Jane Folger 
2009Not Held
Not Held
2008Not Held

2007Claire Johnson+!
  +Jennifer Dickman2006Valerie Amaral+^
Not Held
2005Not Held
 *Fallon Branco
2004Not Held
*Allyson Reaves2003Monique Jones+
Christina Perella2002Leslie Comperchio*
Rashidra Scott 
Tia Roper2000
Jennifer Roy 
1999Not Held  
^April Thibeault
1998Not Held  
Nicole Sweeney 1997
+Leslee Jean Matta
J. Letishia Seabrook1995
 Sunita Paramsothy
 Michelle Messier
Carolee Salerno
Laura Lee Davidson1991
Nora Crowley1990
Laura Lee Davidson
Melissa Townsend
Susan Fortunato
#Kathleen Callahan (Bousquet)
Marie Walkenstein
Kathleen Marie Evans
Cammy McCormack
 ^Peggy O'Brien1982Not Held  
#Lisa Matta1979
Susan Bass
Ruth Harcovitz1972
#Diana Dohrmann1970
Dorothy Fisher
Bonnie Willioms
Bonnie Willioms
1960Brenda Crovo# ◦ 

1959Sharon Faught#
Maris Lane
 #Daly Hirsch
1957Theresa Piasecki 
Maris Lane1956

1955Vicki Paradise-Kusterer
 #Barbara Graves1952Ann Eileen Conway
Betty Taylor
Shirley Winters
•Barbara McGrath
•Paula C. Jerome
•Claire Thibadeau
• ◦Paulina McKevitt
• ◦Helena Frances Mack
Joyce Brownwell
1942Paula Boardman#     

1941Betsy Taylor#  
#Polly Connors
1929-1932 No Miss America Pageant Held
Claire Nolan
  • ◦Ethel Beatrice Pierce 
1927Rose Regan
  •Mary "May" Mudge
1926Rose Regan
•Nina Wolff
1925Rose Regan
Mildred M. Prendergast
•Margaret Black
1923Doris George•
 •Charlotte Trowbridge

Miss Brookline

*awarded one time


Summer Foley

Preliminary Swimsuit Winner

1st Runner Up

Rocky Graziano

Executive Director

Rocky Graziano has been involved in pageants for over twenty years in various facets. His first title was Mr Pre-Teen East Boston 1994 and since then he has held numerous state, regional, and national titles on top of placing in the top 3 in every National Pageant System he has ever competed with.  In 2016, Rocky was named the honorary King of the East Boston Columbus Day Parade for his numerous contributions to the community of East Boston, at the very pageant that started his career.
Rocky has appeared on MTV's Made as a pageant coach and by day works as a Talent Development Manager for a financial company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts and Master of Education from the University of Massachusetts, Boston.
A lifelong Bostonian, Rocky began volunteering with the Miss Boston Scholarship Organization in 2010 in numerous roles. Rocky was elected to the MBSO Board of Directors in 2013 and has been Business Manager for nine of our titleholders, Morgan Berg (top 10 at Miss Massachusetts), Meagan Fuller (3rd Runner Up '14 & Miss Massachusetts 2015), Alexandra Berube (Winner Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen), Brooke Graves (1st Runner Up Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen), Alissa Musto (Miss Massachusetts Winner, Top 15 at Miss America), Carly Fisher (Winner Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen) and Gabriela Taveras (Preliminary Swimsuit Winner and Top 10 at Miss Massachusetts, Miss Massachusetts 2018, 4th runner up Miss America), Jordan St Onge (Winner Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen) and Madison Cota (top 12 Miss Massachusetts)

He lives with his husband Keith and their dog Foxy. Foxy has been competing in online dog pageants and has won numerous titles follow her @foxygraz or Instagram

Dana Rosengard


Dana Rosengard earned his Ph.D. from the School of Journalism and Mass Communication at the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill .  This comes after degrees from the University of New Hampshire (B.A./communication), Northwestern University (M.S./broadcast journalism), and Johnson State College (M.A./education).  A former television news reporter, anchor, and producer, including four years at Boston ’s WCVB-TV/ABC 5, Dana has gone back to TV newsrooms four summers as a reporter and field-producer since leaving the newsroom full-time for the classroom.  He is now on the journalism faculty at Suffolk University in Boston.  In addition to his work in television and higher education, Dana maintains "Walk, Talk & Win" as an online presence and clearinghouse for news about pageants and articles of general interest to pageant contestants and volunteers.  He has been a Miss America volunteer since 1991, traveling the country as a pageant producer, emcee, and judge.

Contact Dana at Dana at MissBoston dot org


Find information about our organization here.

The Miss Boston Scholarship Organization is a 501c3 non-profit organization run by all volunteers.  The Miss Boston Scholarship Organization was founded for the purpose of providing scholarships to young women between to ages of 18-25 who compete in the local pageant and go on to the state competition. The winners of the local competition go on to compete in the Miss Massachusetts Program and the Miss America Program.

Carrie is no stranger to the Miss America Organization. She has competed and placed in numerous local pageants in New York and Massachusetts and was crowned Miss Cambridge in 2013. She went on to place in the top 10 at the Miss Massachusetts pageant. 

As the Director of Communications for the Miss Boston Scholarship Organization, Carrie manages all aspects of external communications including media relations. If you have a press inquiry, please contact her at

Miss Boston & Miss Cambridge History

#Crowned Miss Massachusetts during this reign
^Crowned Miss Massachusetts in subsequent year
+Top Five, Miss Massachusetts
*Top Ten, Miss Massachusetts (semi-finalist)
$Miracle Maker Award, Miss Massachusetts
!Overall Interview Award, Miss Massachusetts
%Preliminary Talent, Miss Massachusetts
@Miss America Organization, Academic Award
• Under outdated rules, these contestants represented their local title, listed, at Miss America
◦Semi-finalist at Miss America

Miss Boston's Outstanding Teen


Leah Jones

*assumed the title


Jordan St. Onge

Overall Talent Winner


Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen 2018


Lexi Bettencourt

*assumed the title 


Carly Fisher

Co-Academic Award Winner

Overall Talent Winner

Overall Interview Winner

Advertisement Winner


Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen 2017

National CMNH Miracle Maker Winner


Brooke Graves

Advertising Winner

1st Runner Up


Olivia Marques

3rd Runner Up 

*assumed the title


Alexandra "Zan" Berube

Overall Interview Winner

Overall Talent Winner

WINNER Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen

Geoff Hall

Pageant Auditor, Auditor's Chair

Geoff was born and raised in Connecticut.  He attended the University of Connecticut (BA in Communications) & Boston College (MA HIgher Ed Admin).  He is currently the Assistant to the Chairman and CEO of Communispace Corporation in Boston.  Geoff first became involved with the Miss Boston/Cambridge organization as Auditor for the pageant in 2013.  Since that time, he has served as auditor and judge for other pageants in the Miss America Organization.  His experience also includes having served on the Boards of several non-profits including Pioneer Valley Monetessori School in Springfield & Baystate Performing Arts, Inc. in Boston.  He currently serves as a Volunteer Docent at the John F. Kennedy Library & Museum.  He has been performing on stage since age 7 when he had his first leading role as Peter Pan in the 2nd grade production of the same name  He has appeared on stage at Boston's Symphony Hall and New York's Carnegie and Prauge's Rudolfinum.  In 1985, he performed for President Ronald Reagan and in 1989 for Pope John Paul II.  He currently lives in Weymouth with his retired show dog Champion Ivywood’s Silver Emperor – aka “Digger.”  Among his many interests are US Presidential History, the British Royal Family, politics, cheering for all the Boston sports teams, and travel.

Contact Geoff: Geoff at MissBoston dot org

Carrie Sunde Wu

Board of Directors

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