Shirley Kay Benke Miss San Antonio 1953

Shirley Kay Benke Miss San Antonio 1953
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Competition Date:
July 17, 1953

Competition Location:
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; ( accessed October 23, 2021), University of North Texas Libraries, The Portal to Texas History,; crediting UNT Libraries Special Collections.