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Winning photos

Yucca beauty

Down the Corridor


Yucca beauties

Additional photos of the Yucca beauties mentioned in our story.


Ruth Steele (’33), 1930, “Queen of the Yucca”


Rose Marie Royall (’47), 1947, selected by Texas Gov. Beauford Jester

Nicky Wilson, 1969, first African American selected



Phyllis George, 1970, Miss America 1971

Shirley Cothran (’73, ’74 M.Ed.), 1972, Miss America 1975



Philece Sampler (’75), 1974, actress whose credits include Days of Our Lives and Another World




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