The Miss Jackson Crossroads Scholarship Pageant was established in 2013 empowering Jackson County women to “Aspire! Inspire! Succeed!” Our mission is to provide pageant participants a unique experience for personal and professional growth while earning educational scholarships as a licensed affiliate of the Miss America Organization. The Miss Jackson Crossroads Scholarship Pageant embraces a rich Jackson County history with the Miss Michigan and Miss America organizations. In 1967, Christina Matson-Gilow became the first local titleholder to compete at the state pageant. Since then, Jackson County has celebrated many Top 10 finalists at the Miss Michigan Scholarship Pageant with Kathie Pennington Brauteseth (1982), Victoria Fair Bork (1990) and Coni Hull Sullivan (1995) winning the title of Miss Michigan and competing at the Miss America Pageant in Atlantic City, New Jersey.


President - Margaret Myers
Vice President – Rob Tipton
Executive Director – Chris LaRock Gorton
Miss Outstanding Teen program - Paige Poling
All Girls Matter Princess Academy – Paige Poling
Producer – Kelly Sheppard
Judges’ Chair – Traci Spring
Advertising – Jessica Tobin


Chris LaRock Gorton
Chris LaRock Gorton was Jackson County RoseQueen in 1982 and placed in the Top 5 at the Miss Michigan Pageant. In 1983 and 1984, she won "at large" local titles and returned to the Miss Michigan Pageant winning Preliminary Swimsuit both years, placing 1st runner-up and 3rd runner-up respectively. She credits receipt of her BA degree from Michigan State University in part to the educational scholarships and life skills she gained through the Miss America Organization.