Loyal Readers and Brewers Fans!
You may have already seen this, but if not, you are in for a treat.
May I present to you, this year’s Miss Utah!
But wait, there’s more:
Sgt. Jill Stevens, a Member of 1st Battalion, 211th Aviation, Utah National Guard
More of the story Here:
Graduating this spring as a registered nurse from SUU, Stevens
decided on a second go at the title after friends and family told her
she had a legitimate shot at the crown.
“That’s why I went back, because people believed in me,” said
Stevens. “There was such good competition, I knew I needed to work
Adding to the suspense of the evening, when the field was narrowed
down to ten finalists, Stevens’ name was announced ninth. And when the
group was pared down to five, Stevens was the fifth one called.
“These are some stellar girls,” added Stevens, modestly. “I did my best, but I left it in the Lord’s hands.”
Stevens is a combat veteran, having served as a medic on an 18-month
tour in Afghanistan in support of Operation Enduring Freedom with the
1-211th in 2004-05.
As an example of her ability to respond on short notice as a Guard
member, she was a last-minute fill-in for the Full Nelson team,
composed entirely of Utah National Guard members, which competed in the
Wasatch Back Relay on June 22-23. Her team finished seventh overall and
second in the Open Mixed (men and women) Division. And she did that
just one week prior to the Miss Utah competition.
“Jill Stevens is a wonderful ambassador for the Guard. Obviously she
is bright and attractive, but most important, she’s a terrific
Soldier,” said Maj. Gen. Brian Tarbet, adjutant general of the Utah
Stevens will compete in the Miss America pageant in Las Vegas in January 2008.
Good Luck to you Jill!
All of Us here at Yogi Brewer know that you already are a Champion!