Miss America 2009 Katie Stam

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam


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  • Katie Stam, Miss Indiana, Miss America 2009
  • Miss America 2009 Katie Stam Home Town: Seymour Indiana
  • Age: 22
  • Appearance: Brown-eyed brunette
  • Education: Seymour High School, University of Indianapolis – Communication, Emphasis in Electronic Media
  • National Platform Issue: Miss America 2009 Katie Stam is the National Goodwill Ambassador for Children's Miracle Network and is the official spokesperson for Joseph Ribkoff Clothing.
  • Platform Issue: Passion for Service: Promoting Community Service and Involvement
  • Scholastic Ambition: To obtain a Bachelor's degree in Communication
  • Scholastic Honors: 1st Place IASB News Anchor; 1st Place IASB News Reporter; Elisa Bowen Outstanding Student in Television Award.
  • Career Ambition: To become a television news reporter and anchor
  • Talent: Vocal performance of Via Delarosa
  • Local Scholarship Pageant: Miss Duneland Scholarship Pageant
  • State Competition Sponsor: Miss Indiana Scholarship Pageant


2009 Miss America results  Back to Miss America winners

Katie Stam Interesting Facts

  • The Miss America pageant was Katie's 10th pageant.
  • Although Katie Stam's talent performance was considered to be good, but not outstanding, she did completely dominate the swimsuit competition, easily winning the preliminary swimsuit competition on her way to the crown.
  • Among those who have met her, Katie is widely regarded as an an exceptionally down-to-earth, approachable, friendly person.

Katie Stam Photos

Headshot:  Miss America 2009, Katie Stam, Miss Indiana
Photo courtesy of the Miss America Organization

Crowning moment:  Miss America 2009, Katie Stam, Miss Indiana
Photo courtesy of the Miss America Organization

Prelimiary swimsuit winner:  Miss Indiana, Katie Stam
Photo courtesy of the Miss America Organization


Better talks with the newly crowned 2009 Miss America Katie Stam


Katie Stam, Miss Indiana, vocal performance of Via Delarosa during the Miss America Pageant talent competition


The introduction of contestants at the 2009 Miss America pageant


Katie Stam, Miss Indiana, and the other semi-finalists in the Swimsuit Competition at the Miss America pageant

 

Katie Stam, Miss America 2009, in the News

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam addresses the American National Legion Convention

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam addresses the American National Legion ConventionMiss America 2009 Katie Stam was on hand at the American Legion National Convention in Louisville, KY this week to support their community service initiatives and talk about her own volunteering experiences.

On Sunday, Katie spoke to the Sons of the American Legion about the importance of community service and rode in the National Convention Parade in Downtown Louisville.
 

The next day she spoke to the America Legion Auxiliary and commended them for initiating their new service project, Call to Service Corps, which is designed to enhance the capacity of Auxiliary to generate volunteer service targeted toward poverty alleviation by and for military veteran families.
 

On her final day in Louisville, Katie had the wonderful opportunity to sing the National Anthem at the National Convention Opening Ceremonies.

Later that evening she had the honor of attending the National Commander's Head Table Reception and Banquet. The convention was a great opportunity for Katie to honor the American Legion and promote her passion for community service and involvement! -- Article and photo courtesy of the Miss America Organization

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam will speak at Mobile County high school leadership event

SEMMES, Ala. -- The Do Something! leadership event at Mary G. Montgomery High School will be held from 8 a.m. to noon Sept. 14. Keynote speaker for the conference will be Katie Stam, Miss America 2009, who is the National Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network and the official spokesperson for Zerosmoke. Stam's personal platform is "Passion for Service: Promoting Community Service and Involvement." Also on the program will be Leshay Brannan, a 1998 graduate of MGM who is associate director of Baptist Campus Ministries at Florida State University. The one-day event for high school students who are ready to "do something" is open to those in leadership classes, student government groups, service organizations and any other students who want to make a positive impact in their community. A Community Expo at the conference will showcase local nonprofit organizations seeking student volunteers.  -- blog.al.com   Read full article   

Miss America 2009, Miss Tennessee visit Children's Hospital

Katie Stam, Miss America 2009 , and Stefanie Wittler, Miss Tennessee 2009, visited with patients and familiesat the Monroe Carell Jr. Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt on Thursday, Aug. 27. They each performed one song and played with the children. Stam, from Seymour, Ind., won the Miss America pageant in January. She is the National Goodwill Ambassador for the Children's Miracle Network, a nonprofit organization that raises funds for more than 170 children’s hospitals nationwide, including Children’s Hospital at Vanderbilt and four others in the state. Wittler was crowned Miss Tennessee 2009 on June 20. She is a senior at the University of Tennessee at Chattanooga, majoring in communications. She has been a volunteer for the Ronald McDonald House Charities since 1990 and is the Tennessee Goodwill Ambassador for the Children’s Miracle Network.  --sitemason.vanderbilt.edu/ Read full article

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam with Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2010 Jeanette Moreland and Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2009 Taylor Fitch

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam with Miss America's Outstanding Teen 2010 Jeanette Moreland The Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant was held on Saturday with the crowning of 14 year-old Jeanette Moreland from Wisconsin!  The week was a memorable one for the Miss America Organization and the MAO family that was in Orlando to support MAOT.

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam was proud to be a part of the week's festivities that included being the on-stage host for the pageant, as well as supporting the Teen contestants, and offering her love and support for our wonderful sister program. 

The events were filled with magical moments including Miss America who was also able to meet with the Teen's little princesses for a special luncheon.

53 Miss America contestants On Saturday, the excitement continued with the crowning of our new Miss America's Outstanding Teen and the event created new memories for all.  We thank all of our Miss America family for helping to make this week such an incredible success! 

We look forward to the journey ahead with our 53 Miss America contestants who will now prepare for Miss America 2010 Pageant on January 30, broadcasted live on TLC from Planet Hollywood Resort and Casino in Las Vegas!

 

The Miss America 2010 Contestants gathered for the first time in Orlando to get to know one another and have a wonderful day that included photos opportunities at Sea World and an incredible visit to Universal Studios on Wednesday. The contestants were also able to enjoy a wonderful dinner at Maggiano's, hosted by Florida State Executive Director Mary Sullivan and co-hosted by David Lang and Carry O'Neal of Regalia Magnificent Apparel on Thursday night.

And on Friday, the contestants along with the Miss America Organization Board of Directors and Miss America enjoyed the Miss America Fundraiser hosted for the second year by Mr. and Mrs. Siegel.

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam Spices Up the Miss America Scholarship Fund Miss America 2009 Katie Stam will be on hand in the Made in Indiana section of the Indiana State Fair on Saturday with Marion-Kay Spices, a renown company since 1922.  As a part of a special promotion, Marion-Kay Spices has created a unique and flavorful seasoning that has been named the official Miss America Katie Stam Spice. All proceeds from the sale of this spice will benefit the Miss America Scholarship Fund.

The Miss America Katie Stam Seasoning is an All-American Spice Blend that can be used on anything from meats to vegetables and from soups to salads.  Use it on the grill, in the oven or on the stove.  You don't have to attend the fair to buy this limited edition spice! The spice is currently available by visiting www.marionkay.com/katie or by calling 1-800-627-7423.

Please help continue our tradition of providing educational support to young women across the country, while enjoying the newest spice from one of the world’s finest spice companies! Marion-Kay Spices is headquartered in Brownstown, Indiana. Founded in 1922, just one year after the first Miss America Pageant, Marion-Kay Spices is a family owned and operated company through four generations.  The company is rich in tradition and is committed to top quality service and consistency in using only the finest raw ingredients from countries around the world.

-- Article and photo courtesy of the Miss America Organization

Miss America cheers up children in hospital visit

Timing is everything, and 11-year-old Jay Harrington learned that lesson early in life. The Pine Hill boy just happened to be in the Virtua Voorhees Hospital when Miss America Katie Stam paid a visit on Thursday morning. He injured his knee in a fall and had been admitted to the pediatric department two days earlier. "It's a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity," said his mother, Janice Harrington. "Not many kids can say they met Miss America when they were in the hospital." -- Article and photo: www.courierpostonline.com    Read full article

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam To Be Featured on The Price is Right

Tuesday, June 9 at 11 a.m. EST* CBS
Tune in to The Price is Right on CBS tomorrow, June 9 at 11 a.m. EST* and watch as Miss America 2009 Katie Stam presents the first prize of the day and then later announces one of the showcase show-downs! Katie did a phenomenal job on the show and we can't wait for America to see her shine! Be sure to tune in! *Please check your local listings

Miss America Organization Welcomed to Puerto Rico

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam presents Joselo Sostre, Executive Director of  the Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship Program with the new Miss Puerto Rico sash.

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam presents Joselo Sostre, Executive Director of  the Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship Program with the new Miss Puerto Rico sash.

Art McMaster, President and CEO of the Miss America Organization, and Miss America 2009 Katie Stam were welcomed to Puerto Rico today by Joselo Sostre, Executive State Director of the Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship Program, along with his newly appointed staff at a press conference in San Juan.  They were greeted by media outlets that included magazines, newspapers and television outlets who covered The Miss America Press Conference.

Art surprised the media with his bilingual welcome, and was pleased to announce the January 30, 2010 Pageant date on TLC live from Planet Hollywood.  The press conference was also highlighted by having the very first Miss Puerto Rico participate, Miss Puerto Rico 1948, Irma Nydia Vazquez- marking her 60th anniversary!
Irma was so proud to welcome back the Miss America Program to Puerto Rico and spoke on how important it is for young women in Puerto Rico to have a pageant like Miss America, with core values that focuses on education. She is so very proud of the title she earned nearly 60 years ago and was thrilled to be a part of this historic event for the Organization.

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam; Joselo Sostre, Executive Director of the Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship Program 

From left: Carlos Vigoreaux, executive producer of the Miss Puerto Rico Pageant; Art McMaster, Miss America Organization President and CEO; Kenneth McClintock, Secretary of State of Puerto Rico; Miss America 2009 Katie Stam; Joselo Sostre, Executive Director of the Miss Puerto Rico Scholarship Program

Prior to the press conference, Miss America 2009 Katie Stam and Art were invited to meet with Puerto Rico's Secretary of State, who presented them with a Proclamation.  Immediately following the press conference, the members of the Miss America Organization and Joselo's team were invited to tour the Governor's mansion.  This guided tour included meeting with the First lady of Puerto Rico, Luce Vela who was thrilled to have Miss America visit one of the world's most historic sites, Fortaleza!

Following the tour, Miss America was able to have three photo shoots, and wrapped up her day with additional TV and radio interviews before leaving Puerto Rico on Wednesday.
Katie will return to Puerto Rico for the July 31 Miss Puerto Rico Pageant and crown the 2009 winner who will compete for Miss America in January 2010!
On behalf of the Miss America Organization we wish our newest state organization the very best and thank them for their wonderful welcome! Muchas gracias a nuestros amigos!

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam Helps Deserving Military Families

As a part of her passion for community service, Miss America 2009 Katie Stam is helping to grant wishes for military families through a special program called, HEROES AT HOME.  Heroes at Home is a joint effort between Sears Holdings and Rebuilding Together, the nation’s leading non-profit working to preserve affordable home ownership by providing free home rehabilitation. The mission of Heroes at Home is to ensure that military families are living in safe, warm and comfortable homes – a dream come true for many veterans, and especially important during this troubled economy and housing crisis.

In celebration of Memorial Day this weekend, Katie will be promoting Heroes at Home during a special satellite media tour today, May 20. She will be speaking to media outlets across the country about Sears' and Heroes at Home's mission,  and reinforcing her commitment to promoting community service and involvement.

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam Chosen as One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People!

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam Chosen as One of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People!Congratulations to Miss America 2009 Katie Stam for being chosen as one of People Magazine's 100 Most Beautiful People! Her picture and write up is featured in the May 1 issue of People, now available at news stands!

Miss America 2009 Katie Stam continues her year of service visiting the U.S. Troops abroad in Germany this week and will spend Mother’s Day supporting our military and their families. 

Congratulations Katie on a beautiful milestone!

Miss America reunites with hometown fans

The first Miss America from Indiana began a whirlwind tour of her home state today, drawing cheers as she implored students to work hard and get involved in their communities. “You might know what you want to do and where you want to go, but do you know how you are going to get there?” Katie Stam asked high school students in her hometown of Seymour, about 60 miles south of Indianapolis. “The things you do in high school are critical to your future success, and I challenge you to take that seriously.” -- IndyStar.com

Miss America Katie Stam is returning to her southern Indiana hometown of Seymour for the first time since being crowned in January. Seymour Mayor Craig Ludeman has proclaimed Wednesday as “Miss America Katie Stam Day” in the city. The 22-year-old will be welcomed back this afternoon with a parade from Seymour High School to City Hall and make other Indiana appearances in the following days.--WIBC








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