Rebecca Tebbs Nunn
Ms. Virginia Senior America 2016

Rebecca Tebbs Nunn Our newly crowned Queen, Rebecca Tebbs Nunn, lives in Kilmarnock, a small town located on Virginia’s iconic Northern Neck. An athlete and strong competitor, Rebecca was a cheerleader, head majorette, co-captain of the Kilmarnock’s varsity basketball team, creator of her own baton twirling group, “Becky Tebbs and her High Steppers,” and taught others the skill of baton twirling. Rebecca entered college at age 17 and graduated from Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia with honors and a degree in Dramatic Arts and Speech. She was selected by the faculty as the “Outstanding Senior” in her 361-student class. She was President of Alpha Psi Omega, the national honorary dramatics fraternity, and of Zeta Phi Eta, the national honorary speech fraternity. She performed in many college productions, as well as stage-managing and serving as assistant director to the drama professors.

Rebecca was married to her husband “Spike” the summer before her senior year in college, just prior to his departure into the Vietnam conflict. “Spike’s” return from Vietnam prompted their move to Texas, and over the next 32 years, they raised two children, traveled to 48 states and 16 countries, and resided in seven states.

Rebecca taught school while living in Texas and New York, and after moving to the District of Columbia suburbs, she became the National Education Association Hotline editor, and later the head of advertising for the Potomac Times. Always active in local theatre, Rebecca acted with the prestigious Helen Hayes Repertory Theatre and performed in many area dinner theatres’ productions, as well as numerous radio and television commercials. In the 1980s, while living in Kilmarnock, she became the Rappahannock Community College’s Director of Public Relations, and later the proprietor of “Becky’s Wine and Cheese Ltd.” She has continued her active life having recently been re-elected to her third term on the Kilmarnock Town Council and is now serving as Vice-Mayor. She is a church lector, a hospital volunteer, Rappahannock Hospital Auxiliary official, and she has authored four published novels.

Never far from theatre, she has hosted and taught two-week summer acting workshops for eight years to 40 students ages 10 to 18. The budding thespians perform plays authored by Rebecca and experience all aspects of theater, including props, sets, costumes, line memorization, and stage performance. She has directed many plays for The Lancaster Players, a community theatre, and The Northern Neck Homeschoolers. Rebecca values most her love of family, home, friends, her two Shelties, acting, directing, and her home town.