MS VIRGINIA SENIOR AMERICA 2016,
REBECCA TEBBS NUNN
Congratulations to Rebecca Tebbs Nunn, Ms. Virginia!
Rebecca was born in Richmond, VA, and lived on Main Street in Kilmarnock, VA, until she left for college at age 17. She was a cheerleader, head majorette, played varsity basketball for two years as co-captain of the team, taught baton twirling and had a group “Becky Tebbs and her High Steppers.” Rebecca attended Mary Washington College of the University of Virginia, graduated with honors and a degree in Dramatic Arts and Speech, and was selected by the faculty as the “Outstanding Senior.” She was elected President of Alpha Psi Omega, the national honorary dramatics fraternity, and President of Zeta Phi Eta, the national honorary speech fraternity, and performed in many plays in addition to stage managing and serving as assistant director to the drama professors.
Rebecca married the summer before her senior year and 38 days later, her husband left for Vietnam. Upon his return, they moved to Texas and over the next 34 years lived in seven states, traveled to 48 of them, to 16 countries, and reared two children. She taught school in Texas and New York, acted with the Helen Hayes Repertory Theatre, in many area dinner theatres in DC, and made numerous radio and television commercials. Rebecca was Editor of the Hotline for the National Education Association and head of Advertising for the Potomac Times Newspaper in MD. They moved to Virginia where she was the Director of Public Relations at Rappahannock Community College and started her own business, Becky’s Wine and Cheese, Ltd.
In 2006, they moved to Kilmarnock, her home town. She has directed 8 plays for Lancaster Players, a community theatre, 9 plays for the Northern Neck Homeschoolers, and taught 9 acting workshops each summer to 40 students ages 10 to 18 who perform shows she writes. Four of her novels have been published. She volunteers 8 hours a month at Rappahannock General Hospital, is the Vice-President of the Rappahannock Hospital Auxiliary, and a Lector in her church. She served as Vice President of the Kilmarnock Garden Club, President of the Homemakers’ Club in Gaithersburg, MD, and President of the Carriage House Condo Association with 413 units in Miami Beach, FL. Recently, she was re-elected to a third term on the Kilmarnock Town Council and is the Vice-Mayor of Kilmarnock, Virginia.
She loves God, family, home, friends, her two Shelties, acting, directing, and her home town.