Claire Johnson

Board of Directors
Miss BostonYearMiss Cambrige

Maggie Markham

Top 11 Semi-Finalist

2016

Alissa Musto

Preliminary Talent Winner

MAO Community Service Award

MISS MASSACHUSETTS WINNER 

TOP 15 @MISS AMERICA 2017

Sabrina Ponte
2015

Samantha Hawkins

Preliminary Talent Winner

MAO Academic Award Winner

2nd Runner Miss Massachusetts 2015

Meagan Fuller

3rd Runner Up Miss Massachusetts 2014

WINNER MISS MASSACHUSETTS 2015

2014

Michelle Nigro

Top 11 Semi-Finalist

Patriots Cheerleader Member of the 2015 Superbowl 

Winning Squad

Morgan Berg

Top 11 Semi-Finalist 

2013

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 
2001
Tia Roper2000
Jennifer Roy 
1999Not Held  
^April Thibeault
1998Not Held  
Nicole Sweeney 1997
+Leslee Jean Matta
1996
J. Letishia Seabrook1995
 Sunita Paramsothy
1994
 Michelle Messier
1993
Carolee Salerno
1992
Laura Lee Davidson1991
Nora Crowley1990
Laura Lee Davidson
1989
Melissa Townsend
1988
Susan Fortunato
1987
#Kathleen Callahan (Bousquet)
1986
Marie Walkenstein
1985
Kathleen Marie Evans
1984
Cammy McCormack
1983
 ^Peggy O'Brien1982Not Held  
#Lisa Matta1979
Susan Bass
1975
Ruth Harcovitz1972
#Diana Dohrmann1970
Dorothy Fisher
1965
Bonnie Willioms
1961
Bonnie Willioms
1960Brenda Crovo# ◦ 

1959Sharon Faught#
Maris Lane
1958
 #Daly Hirsch
1957Theresa Piasecki 
Maris Lane1956

1955Vicki Paradise-Kusterer
 #Barbara Graves1952
Betty Taylor
1950
Shirley Winters
1949
•Barbara McGrath
1948
•Paula C. Jerome
1946
•Claire Thibadeau
1945
• ◦Paulina McKevitt
1944
• ◦Helena Frances Mack
1943
Joyce Brownwell
1942Paula Boardman#     

1941Betsy Taylor#  
#Polly Connors
1940
1929-1932 No Miss America Pageant Held
Claire Nolan
1928
  • ◦Ethel Beatrice Pierce 
1927Rose Regan
  •Mary "May" Mudge
1926Rose Regan
•Nina Wolff
1925Rose Regan
Mildred M. Prendergast
1924
•Margaret Black
1923Doris George•
 •Charlotte Trowbridge
1922
Miss Boston's Outstanding Teen

#!%Alexandra Berube |  2015 
&Olivia Marques |  2015

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 Corporate Trainer for a financial company. He holds a Bachelor of Arts from the University of Massachusetts, Boston and is currently pursuing a Master's Degree in Instructional Design from his Alma mater.
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 five of our titleholders, Morgan Berg (top 10 at Miss Massachusetts), Meagan Fuller (3rd Runner Up), Alexandra Berube (Winner Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen), Brooke Graves (1st Runner Up Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen) and Alissa Musto (Miss Massachusetts Winner, Top 15 at Miss America.)

He lives with his partner Keith and their new puppy Foxy. Foxy has been competing in online dog pageants and has won numerous titles.


Christine Morse

President, Business Manager


Christine Morse grew up in California and currently resides in Whitman, Massachusetts with her husband, Steve, daughter, Savannah Rose and two stepsons, Michael and Nathan.  She has been involved with the dance community, both teaching and dancing, for over 25 years.  She was a dance major at San Jose State University in San Jose, CA and has since enjoyed a career as a police officer in Massachusetts. 

Christine was directly involved with the Miss California local pageants when she was younger and since then has been involved with the Miss Ohio pageant as a volunteer and the Miss Massachusetts local pageants as a judge.

Contact Christine at Christine at MissBoston dot org

Monique Jones Taylor

Pageant Production Producer
Business Manager & Appearance Coordinator


As a forever Miss Cambridge and second runner up to Miss Massachusetts in 2003, Monique Taylor has 30 years of pageant experience as a competitor and for the last 2 years has served as a business manager for the Miss Boston/Miss Cambridge organization.  She is also Mrs. Massachusetts 2014 and the mother of Little Miss Charlie.

Contact Monique: Monique at MissBoston dot org

Dana Rosengard

Emcee



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

About

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 17-24 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 mediarelations@missboston.org.

#Crowned Miss Massachusetts Outstanding Teen during this reign
!Overall Interview Award, Miss Massachusetts Outstanding Teen
%Overall Talent Award, Miss Massachusetts Outstanding Teen
&Assumed the title after winner won state pageant

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

Geoff Hall

Treasurer
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

Lindsey Darling

Board of Directors

Carrie Sunde Wu

Board of Directors

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