Miss Boston's

Outstanding Teen


Katy Luzinski

*assumed the title


Jenna McLaughlin #


Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen 2022

Overall Talent Winner

2020 - 2021

Lauren Hanafin +

​1st Runner up  MAOT 2020

Community Service Award


Tess O'Riordan +  ^


Miss Massachusetts'

Outstanding Teen 2020

3rd Runner Up  2019


Leah Jones +

*assumed the title

2nd Runner Up 2019


Jordan St. Onge #%


Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen 2018

Overall Talent Winner


Lexi Bettencourt +

*assumed the title

1st Runner Up MAOT 2018 


Carly Fisher # %$


Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen 2017

National CMNH Miracle Maker Winner

Co-Academic Award Winner
Overall Talent Winner
Overall Interview Winner
Advertisement Winner


Brooke Graves +

1st Runner Up

Advertising Winner


Olivia Marques +

3rd Runner Up 

*assumed the title


Alexandra "Zan" Berube #%!


Miss Massachusetts' Outstanding Teen 2015

Overall Interview Winner
Overall Talent Winner

Geoff Hall

Competition  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 Chief of Staff to the Global CEO of the Interbrand Group of Companies in New York, NY.  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, including Head Judge for Miss Maine and Miss Maine’s Outstanding Teen 2017.  His experience also includes having served on the Boards of several non-profits including Pioneer Valley Montessori 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 Hall and The Rudolfinum in Prague, Czech Republic.  In 1985, he performed for President Ronald Reagan and in 1989 for Pope John Paul II.  He currently lives in Ossining, New York 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.

Dana Rosengard


Dana Rosengard has been a Miss America Organization volunteer since 1991, judging and hosting across New England and in North Dakota, Maryland, Louisiana, Oklahoma, New York, and North Carolina. He held press credentials to cover the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City for several years and maintains a pageant information service on Facebook at “Walk, Talk & Win.” He has a bachelor’s degree from the University of New Hampshire, a master’s degree in journalism from Northwestern University’s Medill School, and a Ph.D. in mass communication from the University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill. A former television news reporter, anchor, and producer at network affiliates across the country, Dana is now Managing Editor for NEWS CENTER Maine, the NBC stations in “Vacationland.”  

Claire Johnson Allen grew up in Dennis, MA.  Claire attended Tufts University and graduated with a Bachelor’s of Science in Clinical Psychology.  She earned her Masters of Social Work degree in Clinical Social Work from the Boston College Graduate School of Social Work.  Claire is a Licensed Independent Clinical Social Worker currently employed by her alma mater.   Mrs. Allen has been married to Berkelee-trained musician Brandon H. Allen since October 2017.  

 After completing her academic studies, Claire took some time off to pursue a performance career.  She has had the opportunity to train extensively at the Alvin Ailey School in New York, NY,  performed at Knoebel’s Amusement Resort, and toured to Atlantic City with the New Dawn Singers.  Claire was an integral part of the show “Human Affect,” which debuted at the United Nations.  She is also a licensed Zumba and Strong Nation Instructor, as well as an auxiliary corps dancer for the Urban Nutcracker and Reagle Music Theater.

Claire was Dennis Junior Miss* 2001 and 2nd RU to Massachusetts Junior Miss that year.  2006 marked her first foray into the Miss America Scholarship Pageant when she was crowned the first Black woman to hold the Miss Greater Malden local title.  In 2007, Claire won the Miss Cambridge title and the  local Interview Award Winner. Competing for the 2007 Miss Massachusetts title, Claire was named 3rd RU and also won the State Interview Award.  2011 marked her successful quest for a state title when she took her first walk as Miss Black Massachusetts USA 2011, and competed at the 2011 Miss Black USA Scholarship Pageant.  Claire recently held the 2022 Ms. American Woman title with National American Coed.

Claire has judged, choreographed, coached, and hosted for various programs including: Miss Brooklyn (MAO – where she was a part of the 2010 panel that awarded Mallory Hagen, Miss America 2013 the title), Miss New York USA, Miss Columbus Day, Ethnic New England World, Massachusetts Junior Miss*, Connecticut Junior Miss*, New Hampshire Junior Miss*, Little Miss Ethnic New England, and Miss Black Massachusetts USA.  

*The America’s Junior Miss program has been renamed and rebranded and is now America’s Distinguished Young Woman


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

​& Runner Up at Miss America

Emily (Thomas) Slyva

Co-Producer, Business Manager

Emily was crowned Miss Cambridge in 2017, winning the talent, interview, and swimsuit phases of competition.  Representing Cambridge at Miss Massachusetts 2017, Emily placed 2nd runner up and also won the overall academic award. Emily was originally drawn to the Miss America Organization because of the strong emphasis on talent. Dancing and performing has always been a passion of hers. She loves tap dancing and finds joy in the upbeat and energetic nature. 

Emily values education and prides herself on her academic achievements. She graduated from Merrimack College Summa Cum Laude in 2016 with a Bachelor of Science in Biochemistry and Education. From there, she went on to obtain her Masters in Education through a fellowship program at Merrimack College where she obtained her second teaching license. Currently, Emily works as a high school chemistry teacher at Haverhill High School. She is able to engage in her passion for education, particularly STEM education, each day and loves building strong relationships with her students.

In July 2018, Emily married her husband Connor. She is very close to her family, especially her two sisters. Her older sister Amanda was crowned Miss Inspirational in 2016, a title that fits her personality and impact on Emily’s life. 

Emily also held the title of Distinguished Young Woman of Massachusetts in 2012 and had the opportunity to travel to Mobile, Alabama to compete for the title of Distinguished Young Woman of America. 

Miss BostonYear

Miss Cambridge

Cassandra Pinetaro +%

1st Runner Up Miss Massachusetts 2022

Preliminary Talent Award


Katrina Kincade #!


3rd Top Scholarship Fundraiser

Class of 2023

Miss America Organization

Overall Interview Award (State)
Preliminary Red Carpet (State)

Kristina Ayanian + !

1st Runner Up Miss Massachusetts 2021

Overall Interview Award

Preliminary Red Carpet 

2020 - 2021

Elizabeth Pierre # % &


2nd Runner Up Miss America 2022

Preliminary Talent Award (State)

Preliminary Red Carpet (State)

People's Choice (State)

Molly Caron + *

1st Runner Up Miss Massachusetts 2019

Top 10 Semi-Finalist 2020


Chelsea Vuong * +

Top 11 Miss Massachusetts 2019

3rd Runner Up Miss Massachusetts 2020

Madison Cota *

Top 11 Semi-Finalist


MacKenzie Starnes

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 + @

2nd Runner Up Miss Massachusetts 2017

MAO Academic Award Winner

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  Up 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+​

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

About Us

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 18-28 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.

Miss Boston & Miss Cambridge History

Francesca Simone 

Board Member, Business Manager 

Francesca is a graduate of Boston University, The Boston Conservatory at Berklee and Providence College. She's received two Masters degrees in Music Education and Vocal Performance, as well as a Bachelors of Arts.  Francesca is a member of Pi Kappa Lambda, National Honor Society for Music Educators.  As the soprano soloist with the I Cantori Touring Choir, she has sung extensively in the United States and abroad, to include the Moscow and St. Petersburg Conservatories and Notre Dame Cathedral. She has been a guest performer for the Brockton Symphony Orchestra, Boston Red Sox, Rhode Island State Ballet and the annual Gloria Gemma Breast Cancer Awareness Memorial at the Rhode Island State House.

Francesca was crowned Miss Rhode Island 2008 and was named a Quality of Life finalist at Miss America for her work advocating for Alzheimer’s Disease.  She was also presented with the U.S. Congressional Award for Volunteer Service and the President’s Volunteer Service Award for her dedication to this cause and the community.  She was also enlisted in the Rhode Island Army National Guard where she served her country through the “Governor’s Own” 88th Army Band.  Francesca is currently a music educator in Marblehead, MA at the Malcolm L. Bell Elementary School.

Claire Johnson


Miss Brookline

*awarded one time


Summer Foley +

Preliminary Swimsuit Winner

1st Runner Up