News Release From: Miss North Carolina Pageant
An Official Miss America Pageant Preliminary
A Scholarship Program
P.O. Box 17205 - Raleigh, NC 27619
June 6, 2003

JEANNE SWANNER ROBERTSON is named The 2003 Woman of Achievement by the Miss North Carolina Pageant Organization.  The presentation will be made on June 21st from the stage of Memorial Auditorium in Raleigh at the state pageant.  Presenting the award will be Susan Lawrence Googe, Miss North Carolina 1975 and first runner-up to the Miss America 1975. 

In honor of JEANNE SWANNER ROBERTSON, Graham Public Library Children's Division will receive children's books given in her honor by the 2003 contestants of the Miss North Carolina Pageant and by the 2003 Carolina Princesses.  She will be honored in July by the Graham Historical Society with an exhibit in the town museum dedicated to her year as Miss North Carolina. 

Returning after 40 years, JEANNE SWANNER ROBERTSON, who at 6'2" was the tallest contestant to compete in the Miss America Pageant and was named Miss Congeniality the year she competed, will crown this year's winner of the Miss North Carolina Pageant.  The state pageant is celebrating its 66th anniversary this year.

JEANNE SWANNER ROBERTSON, wife, mother, former Miss North Carolina, former teacher, humorist, author, internationally known professional speaker, civic leader, humanitarian. 


Miss NC Program Book   Times-News Article   Photos of Jeanne receiving the award