Hall of Fame – 2001

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Miss Kingsport
Lori Brooke Kestner
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Kingsport, TN
TALENT: Vocal

SCHOOL: East Tennessee State University
PLATFORM: POP STAR – Teenage Relationship Abuse
1st Runner up – Sarah Bumgarner
2nd Runner up – Leah Leonard

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Miss Forest Festival

Kelley Michelle Atkins
AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Chattanooga, TN
TALENT:  Piano
SCHOOL: William Jennings Bryan
College
PLATFORM: Date Rape Awareness
1st Runner up – Kelli O’Brien
2nd Runner up – Leeann Goldston

Miss Bluegrass

Anne Cook
AGE: 19
HOMETOWN: Nashville, TN
TALENT:  Vocal
SCHOOL:  Belmont University
PLATFORM:  Breast Cancer Awareness
1st Runner up – Rachelle Phillips
2nd Runner up – Angie Burks
3rd Runner up – Alison Pierce
4th Runner up – Teresa Tate

Miss Hamilton County

Denia Jones
AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Milan, TN
TALENT:  Acting
SCHOOL: Chattanooga State Technical Community College
PLATFORM:  Bone Marrow Donation
1st Runner up – Kami Hudson
2nd Runner up – Ashleigh Henry

Miss Tennessee Valley

Mandy Smith
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Hixson, TN
TALENT:  Classical Vocal
SCHOOL: Middle Tennessee State University
PLATFORM:  Drug and Alcohol Awareness among Teens
1st Runner up – Cara Allison
2nd Runner up – Alia Crutcher

Miss Chattanooga

Jamie Watkins
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Soddy Daisy, TN
TALENT:  Vocal
SCHOOL: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
PLATFORM:  Keeping Music Education in our Public
Schools
1st Runner up – Natalee Beeler
2nd Runner up – Alisha Williams
3rd Runner up – Alia Crutcher
4th Runner up – Jessica Dickenson

Miss Collierville

Rachelle Phillips
AGE: 18
HOMETOWN: Milan, TN
TALENT:  Vocal
SCHOOL: Milan High School
PLATFORM:  Mentoring Makes a Difference – "Be Your Best"
1st Runner up – Amy Bostick
2nd Runner up – Ashley Smith

Miss Tipton County

Mia Heaston
AGE:  18
HOMETOWN: Covington, TN
TALENT:  Dramatic Monologue
SCHOOL: University of Tennessee,  Memphis
PLATFORM:  Community and Volunteer Service
1st Runner up – Robyn Forbess
2nd Runner up – Stephanie Oliver

Miss Nashville

Courtney Blooding
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Murfreesboro, TN
TALENT:  Classical Vocal
SCHOOL: Middle Tennessee State University
PLATFORM:  Music In The Schools
1st Runner up – Brittney Eskew
2nd Runner up – Megan Sheehan
3rd Runner up – Christina Lam
4th Runner up – Natalee Beeler

Miss Music City

Heather Norman
AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Powell, TN
TALENT:  Baton
SCHOOL: UT – Knoxville
PLATFORM:  Encouraging Extracurricular Activities
1st Runner up – Brittney Eskew
2nd Runner up – Megan Sheehan
3rd Runner up – Christina Lam
4th Runner up – Natalee Beeler

Miss Tennessee Soybean

Brittney Eskew
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Dyersburg, TN
TALENT: Vocal
SCHOOL: Southern Illinois University
PLATFORM:  Combating Domestic Violence Against Women
1st Runner up – Cara Allison
2nd Runner up- Mandy Young

Miss UT Martin

Davy Katheryne Thorpe
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Union City, TN
TALENT: Vocal
SCHOOL: University of Tennessee, Martin
PLATFORM:  Mentoring in Today’s Society
1st Runner up – Latoyra Maberry
2nd Runner up- Ruth Nutter

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Miss Historic Jonesboro

Rebecca Davis
AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Jonesborough, TN
TALENT: Dance
SCHOOL: East Tennessee State University
PLATFORM:  Kids – The Heart of the Community
1st Runner up – Frannie Hathaway
2nd Runner up – Jamie Greene
3rd Runner up – Bobbie Gregg

Miss Johnson City

Stacy McCloud
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Johnson City, TN
TALENT: Vocal
SCHOOL: East Tennessee State University
PLATFORM:  Project IMMD – Focus on Abilities not disabilities
1st Runner up – Frannie Hathaway
2nd Runner up – Jamie Greene
3rd Runner up – Bobbie Gregg

Miss Lexington

Christina Lam
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Murfreesboro, TN
TALENT: Vocal
SCHOOL: Middle Tennessee State University
PLATFORM:  Date Rape Awareness
1st Runner up – Jennifer Ward
2nd Runner up – Jamie Green
3rd Runner up – Teresa Tate
4th Runner up – Robyn Forbess

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Miss Freedom Day Lake
Festival

Kami Hudson
AGE: 22
HOMETOWN: Harrison, TN
TALENT: Vocal
SCHOOL: University of Tennessee, Chattanooga
PLATFORM:  Strengthening Families

1st Runner up – Jennifer Ward
2nd Runner up – Jamie Green
3rd Runner up – Teresa Tate
4th Runner up – Robyn Forbess

Miss Cleveland

Stephanie Culberson
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Knoxville, TN
TALENT: Classical Piano
SCHOOL: Lee University
PLATFORM:  Volunteerism
1st Runner up – Kjerstin O’Leary
2nd Runner up- Cara Allison

Miss Memphis

Ashley Smith
AGE: 19
HOMETOWN: Memphis, TN
TALENT: Tap dance
SCHOOL: Christian Brothers University
PLATFORM: Volunteerism

1st Runner up – Valisia Little
2nd Runner up- Ashlee Ellis
3rd Runner up –
Morgan Scott

4th Runner up – Paige Roy

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Miss MTSU

Ashley Brooks
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Medon, Tennessee
TALENT: Piano
SCHOOL: MTSU
PLATFORM: 

1st Runner up – Stephanie Plemons
2nd Runner up – Brooke Burns

3rd Runner up – Haley Hopper

4th Runner up – Carrie Smith

Miss Blue Raider

Leah Leonard
AGE: 20

HOMETOWN: Jonesborough, TN
TALENT: Classical Vocal
SCHOOL: MTSU
PLATFORM: 

1st Runner up – Stephanie Plemons
2nd Runner up – Brooke Burns

3rd Runner up – Haley Hopper

4th Runner up – Carrie Smith

Miss Heart of Tennessee

Jessie Edwards
AGE: 23
HOMETOWN: Sevierville, Tennessee
TALENT: Vocal
SCHOOL: Georgetwon University
PLATFORM:  Literacy
1st Runner up – Misty Baker
2nd Runner up – Jessica Heim

3rd Runner up – Cara Allison

4th Runner up – Frannie Hathaway

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Miss Rutherford County

Natalee Beeler
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Powell, Tennessee
TALENT: Vocal
SCHOOL: University of Tennessee School of Music
PLATFORM: Be Your Best Self

1st Runner up – Misty Baker
2nd Runner up – Jessica Heim

3rd Runner up – Cara Allison

4th Runner up – Frannie Hathaway

Miss Upper Cumberland

Kathryn Miller
AGE: 17
HOMETOWN: Knoxville, TN
TALENT:  Dance
SCHOOL: Gateway Christian Academy
PLATFORM:  Teenage Abstinence
1st Runner up – Frannie Hathaway

Miss Crossville

Jessica Dickenson
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Crossville, TN
TALENT: Broadway Vocal
SCHOOL: Roane State Community College
PLATFORM:  Drug Abuse Prevention
1st Runner up – Katherine Hill

Miss Madison County

Erika Jacobs
AGE: 18
HOMETOWN: Jackson, TN
TALENT:  Vocal
SCHOOL: Jackson State Community College
PLATFORM:  Speaking to Parents More Than Teens
1st Runner up – Megan Whitehead
2nd Runner up – Paige Roy

3rd Runner up – Crystal Hayslett

4th Runner up – Hillary Williams 

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Miss West Tennessee

Whitney Johnson
AGE: 20
HOMETOWN: Lexington, TN
TALENT: Vocal
SCHOOL: Lambuth University
PLATFORM:  Love That Grows: Cerebral Palsy
1st Runner up – Megan Whitehead
2nd Runner up – Paige Roy

3rd Runner up – Crystal Hayslett

4th Runner up – Hillary Williams 

Miss Springfield

Jordan Couts
AGE:  18
HOMETOWN:  Greenbrier, TN

TALENT:  Dance
SCHOOL:  Greenbrier High School
PLATFORM:  Volunteerism
1st Runner up – Vanessa Turner

Miss Northern Tennessee

Cara Allison
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN: Chattanooga, TN
TALENT:  Broadway Vocal
SCHOOL: University of Tennessee at Chattanooga
PLATFORM:  Promoting the Cause of Music in the Community
1st Runner up – Jessica Heim
2nd Runner up – Valisia Little

3rd Runner up – Claudia Perry

Miss Murfreesboro

Kjerstin O’Leary
AGE: 22
HOMETOWN:  Cleveland, TN
TALENT: Broadway Vocal
SCHOOL: Lee University
PLATFORM:  Advocating Education Abroad
1st Runner up – Stephanie Plemmons
2nd Runner up- Frannie Hathaway

3rd Runner up – Erica Drew

4th Runner up – Megan Sheehan

Miss Midlander

Valisia Little
AGE: 21
HOMETOWN:  Memphis, TN
TALENT: Broadway Vocal
SCHOOL: University of Tennessee at Knoxville
PLATFORM:  Family Values
1st Runner up – Stephanie Plemmons
2nd Runner up- Frannie Hathaway

3rd Runner up – Erica Drew

4th Runner up – Megan Sheehan

Miss Knoxville

Crystal Swanson
AGE:  19

HOMETOWN:  Murfreesboro, TN
TALENT: Broadway Vocal
SCHOOL: Oklahoma City University
PLATFORM:  Coronary Heart Disease
1st Runner up – Stephanie Plemons
2nd Runner up – Misty Baker

3rd Runner up – Erica Drew

4th Runner up – Frannie Hathaway

Miss Volunteer

Stephanie Plemons
AGE: 19

HOMETOWN: Madisonville, TN

TALENT:  Classical Piano
SCHOOL: Middle Tennessee State University

PLATFORM: Inclusive Education 

1st Runner up – Jessica Heim
2nd Runner up – Paige Roy  
3rd Runner up – Alia Crutcher

Miss Rocky
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Frannie Hathaway
AGE: 17
HOMETOWN: Elizabethton, TN
TALENT: Broadway Vocal
SCHOOL: Elizabethton High School
PLATFORM: Homelessness Awareness 

1st Runner up – Jessica Heim
2nd Runner up – Paige Roy  
3rd Runner up – Alia Crutcher