Shirley Kay Benke Miss San Antonio 1953
July 17, 1953
Municipal Auditorium, San Antonio, TX
Shirley Benke graduated from South San Antonio High School. She competed against 10 other contestants for Miss San Antonio where she twirled a baton and gave a brief talk for her talent.
- Placed 1st Runner Up at Miss Texas
Benke at Miss Texas
A segment from a video of WBAP-TV (Television station : Fort Worth, Tex.). [News Clip: Miss Texas], video, July 28, 1953; (https://texashistory.unt.edu/ark:/67531/metadc1818656/: accessed October 23, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History, https://texashistory.unt.edu; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.