1968 Miss Nevada

SHARON JANE DAVIS

1968 Sharon Davis, RenoHOMETOWN:  Logan, Utah    BIRTHDAY:  March 15, 1949
AGE: 19    HAIR: Brown    EYES: Brown    HEIGHT: 5’4”
EDUCATION:     Sophomore at University of Nevada – Reno majoring in Music and Dramatics
    Plans to obtain masters in music and pursue a professional singing career
TALENT:  Classical Operatic Aria from “La Boheme”
TRIVIA:
  • Selected for the 1969 Miss America – USO Tour.  A 22-day tour of military installations in Vietnam.
  • From Utah but moved to Reno prior to competing for Miss Nevada.  Lived with her vocal coach/mentor Ted Puffer and his wife while studying at the University of Nevada.  Ted was the Director of the Nevada Opera Guild
  • Had trouble fundraising due to the fact she wasn’t from Nevada. But she was a full time student for one year at the University of Nevada – Reno before competing for Miss Nevada
  • Asked to perform at the Miss Oregon Pageant
QUOTES:
  • Was asked whether she thought her very early decision to become a singer had been detrimental or advantageous and her answer “I feel it had been beneficial in that I had always studied and worked toward that end.”
MISS NEVADA PAGEANT (Miss Nevada Pageant, Inc. – First year run as a non-profit corporation):
  • 10 CONTESTANTS/SPONSORS/TALENT
  1. Sharon Davis, (Miss Nevada), Miss UNR, Classical Vocalist
  2. Judith Ann Fleishman (1st Runner-up), Miss Las Vegas, Contemporary dance
  3. Leah Beth LaGrange (2nd Runner-up), Miss Carson City, Vocal medley from “Camelot”
  4. Marcia Lee Williams (3rd Runner-up), Miss Sparks, Vocal – “I Believe”
  5. Diane Lynn Nielson (4th Runner-up), Miss Reno, Presented Artwork and Speech about Art
  6. Patricia Eliason (Miss Congeniality), Miss North Las Vegas, Vocal – “Love is a many splendored thing”
  7. Shelia Ray Rosamond, Miss Crystal Bay, Comedy skit “My Ship”
  8. Diane Louise George, Miss Tahoe – Douglas, Vocal – “A sign of the times”
  9. Laurie Amalie Rivero, Miss Tonopah, Vocal medley from “West Side Story”
  10. Virginia Elizabeth Usnick, Miss Washoe, Dance to medley from Tijuana Brass
  • Miss Nevada awarded $1000 Pepsi-cola scholarship, use of a new convertible automobile along with other gifts and prizes
  • 1st RU – $500 Venture club scholarship, 2nd RU – $300 scholarship from state organization, 3rd RU – $100 scholarship from First National Bank, 4th RU – $100 scholarship from Security National Bank, Miss Congeniality – $250 scholarship from Harolds Club
LATER YEARS
  • Married name: Sharon Chalkagian (Husband – Ed)