I didn't choose Betty. She chose me.

I didn't choose Betty. She chose me.
The Betty Crocker Kitchens 1940

Sunday, April 10, 2016

Betty Crocker Search for Homemaker of Tomorrow Scholarship Scrapbook





I am collecting your Betty Crocker Search for the All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow Scholarship photos and memorabilia! 

Send them to me at doll dot documentary at gmail dot com and I will post to this online scrapbook post. If you want to read winners/participant stories go here.

(Recently a gentleman sent me his photos and story and his email has mysteriously disappeared. If you read this, do you mind re-sending? I'm terribly sorry that I can't find it and would love to include your photos.)

Test questions from the Betty Crocker Search for the All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow  - 1956

Test questions from the Betty Crocker Search for the All-American Homemaker of Tomorrow  - 1956



3 comments:

Claudia Harju said...

My sister; Robin Ward, won this award in 1974 or 1975. Unfortunately the administration at the high school she attended, Warren Township High School in Gurnee, Illinois decided not to award the scholarship to her because she didn't take any Home Economic classes. To this day I cannot believe the audacity of these administrators or the unfairness of their decision.

Susan Marks said...

Claudia- thanks for leaving a comment about your sister. So unfair! And sadly, I've heard a few stories like this - school administration or a home ec teacher who didn't want to support anyone who was "with the program."

Anita said...

I won for Ohio in 1969. A photo of me meeting Pat Nixon ran in our home town newspaper and made my dad incredibly proud. My mother was the HS Home Ec teacher so she went on the trip to Washington and Williamsburg with me, a wonderful experience for us both. We ate at Trader Vic's in Washington, I recall, had pumpkin soup in Williamsburg and visited JFK's grave. Those things, a few of the girls, and breakfast in the White House are about all that I remember. There was an essay question on the test that asked how to encourage creativity in children. I said that the best way was for the parents to be creative themselves. When I told my mother what I wrote, she thought that was a terrible answer. We were all stunned when the telegram arrived that said that I won.