Past Years

The first Nevada Girls State session was held June 22-27, 1947, at the University of Nevada, Reno. Mrs. Jessie Pierce was Department President of the American Legion Auxiliary that year, and it was her interest in the program that initiated Girls State in Nevada. She appointed Mrs. Irene Campbell of Reno as the first Girls State Chair.

2016 will mark the Sixty-Nineth Annual Session of Nevada Girls State.

Past Nevada Girls State Governors

1947: Rene O’Doan (Vesco), Carlin
1948: Kihuho Yokomize, Ely
1949: Elaine Little, Carson City
1950: Pat Turner, Elko
1951: Dixie Sturgis, Elko
1952: Jackie Pfeiffer, Reno
1953: Ramona Church, Henderson
1954: Kay Reid, Las Vegas
1955: Carma Baker (Watts), Sparks
1956: Kay Gadda, Reno
1957: Barbara Bates, Las Vegas
1958: Sandra Detomasi, Henderson
1959: Betty Jo Vance (McKinlay), Sparks
1960: Edith Barker, Henderson
1961: Bonnie Tilghmon, Fallon
1962: Marie Freeman, Sparks
1963: Mary McCormick, Fallon
1964: Kim Lohse, Reno
1965: Linda Menzel, Sparks
1966: Michael Snow, Sparks
1967: Ann McCourt, North Las Vegas
1968: Judy Smith, Sparks
1969: JoAnn Forman, Carson City
1970: Julie Mastroianni, Carson City
1971: Lisa Landing, Carson City
1972: Marble Batjer, Carson City
1973: Kathy Kelley, Sparks
1974: Loree Quismorio, Reno
1975: Cyndi Wong, Reno
1976: Camille Ascuaga(Bressler), Gardnerville
1977: Lorri Smith, Henderson
1978: Robyn Cook, Reno
1979: Michelle Maravich, Las Vegas
1980: Dawn Nuckels (Welch), Las Vegas
1981: Shelley Garrett (Petersen), Deeth
1982: Gina Solari, Carson City
1983: Gina Pistone, Fallon
1984: Betty Jo (B.J.) Whaley, Reno
1985: Elizabeth Ririe, Las Vegas
1986: Tanya Africa, Reno
1987: AmberleaDavis, North Las Vegas
1988: Marty Ratzlaff, Reno
1989: Becky Fletcher, Las Vegas
1990: Marla Griffith, North Las Vegas
1991: Malaika Williams, Las Vegas
1992: Mellisa Dougherty, Las Vegas
1993: Ashley Burgess, Reno
1994: Liana Dardashti, Henderson
1995: Shantel Pleasants, Sparks
1996: Cathy Kabadian, Las Vegas
1997: Natalie Ward, Wellington
1998: Shannon Scow, Las Vegas
1999: Britany Flores, Las Vegas
2000: Elena Isbell, Las Vegas
2001: Jessica Merchant, Las Vegas
2002: Sarah Hobgood, Gardnerville
2003: Brittany Kreimeyer, Las Vegas
2004: Christina Arana, Stateline
2005: Seretta Fast, Boulder City
2006: Jennifer Rajchel, Las Vegas
2007: Justine McQuary, Ruby Valley
2008: Megan Phillips, Las Vegas
2009: Caitlin Kemper, Reno
2010: Cassie Fastabend, Minden
2011: Audrey Meng, Henderson
2012: Sabrina Schersei, Las Vegas
2013: Kristy Davis, Las Vegas
2014: Amelia Lamp, Elko
2015: Cathy Choi, Henderson