Meet Tosha Herrman - Miss Oshkosh 08

Tosha Herrman - Miss Oshkosh 08My name is Tosha Herrman and I am honored to have held the title of Miss Oshkosh 2008. It has been a dream of mine since I was a little girl to walk down the runway balancing a crown on my head while holding a bundle full of beautiful roses to the song, “There She Is”; I wanted to be Miss America. Miss America represented everything I wanted to be: beautiful, intelligent, strong, an advocate, talented. Thanks to the Miss Oshkosh Scholarship Program, I am able to make my first steps toward this dream. I am excited for the year ahead of me. I have already had so many great opportunities and the memories will last a lifetime. If what I have experienced thus far is only the beginning of wonderful things to come, I cannot wait!

As part of the Miss America Organization (MAO), I have a personal platform which I am dedicated to helping: A-T Awareness and Research. AT stands for Ataxia Telangiectasia. It is a deadly genetic disease that affects children. Ataxia is the degenerative part that affects muscle control. Usually AT children end up in wheel chairs by age 10 and sadly, they usually do not survive past their teens. Right now there is no treatment and there is no cure. I have been fortunate enough to come to know two families in Oshkosh who are affected by this disease. Knowing their stories really helps fuel my fire to help fund research into this disease. They call it a orphan disease because only 1 in 40,000 children have it, but that doesn’t mean we should ignore it. Tosha Herrman - Miss Oshkosh 08

For the past couple of years I have been helping produce and host the AT Telethon "AT Children's Project" at UW Oshkosh. It is a 9 hour live broadcast, in which we have auction items and entertainment for the community to enjoy. My main goal is to expand the awareness of the "AT Children's Project". We raised close to $7000 this year during the Telethon.

You can click here to make a donation to the AT Children's Project.

AT Awareness - Tyler & Katie Smith


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God Bless- Tosha Herrman, Miss Oshkosh 2008

Quick Fun Facts: Tosha Herrman played the only female role (Myrna) in the play "Odell and Myrna".

  • I am senior at UW-Oshkosh, double majoring in Theatre and Radio/TV/Film
  • I also am a Mary Kay Consultant (
  • My parents are Randy and Karen Herrman. My brother, Josh (32), is married to a wonderful woman, Carla. They live in Wichita, KS together with their 3 darling little boys. My brother, Brian (25), is loving life in Denver, CO.
  • I have been involved with theatre production at the university, such as "The School for Scandal", "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)", "True West" and "Odell and Myrna".
  • I have been nominated for the "Irene Ryan Award" for my work as "Myrna" in "Odell and Myrna".
  • I was cast in the play "Grapes of Wrath" for my last play of my senior year. I played "Rose of Sharon in the play based on the novel by John Steinbeck; this classic story follows a family's attempt to find happiness in the midst of the 1930s Depression.
  • At our final Theatre Dinner '09, I received the "Best Actress in a Drama" award for my role as "Myrna". I also received the "Best Featured Actress in a Comedy" for my role as "Mother" in the play "True West". Then the icing on the cake was when I was selected for the top award from the faculty for "Outstanding Senior" for my contribution to the University of Wisconsin Oshkosh Theatre Department 2008-2009 season.

    Tosha Herrman behind the scenes of "The School for Scandal" Tosha Herrman behind the scenes of "The School for Scandal" Tosha was one of only three cast members in the play "The Complete Works of Shakespeare (abridged)

  • I was an actress on Titan TV’s “Life on Hold” which aired on channel 66. It was recognized by the National Broadcasting Society as part of their National Student Electronic Media Competition.

    Tosha on the set of "Life on Hold"

  • Here is a link to see my story in the local paper. This is a follow up article written by UW Oshkosh Today.
  • I am still working as an actress/model. I shot a commercial for Covance Medical Research Clinic in Madison. It is now airing on TV and soon you will see my billboards! You can watch the commercial by clicking this link
  • Casting director for the short film "Brothers" Click here
  • You can view my Web site by clicking here.

Miss Wisconsin 08 Competition

Tosha Herrman - Miss Wisconsin Pageant 08

Click here to view the Northwestern articles.

Click here to view a video of the parade.

Click here to view the information on the "Miss America" Web site.


Tosha won the title of Miss Lakeshore 09

Miss Lakeshore 09 contestants - Miranda Rosenthal, Michelle Keehan, Carolyn Streiff, Nicole Koch, Katelyn Colvin, Melissa Maggart, Ashley Ash, Tosha Herrman

Our "Oshkosh Girls"


Tosha placed in the "Top Ten" at Miss Wisconsin 09.

Plus, she won the "Spirit of Miss America" award which is voted on by the contestants.

Congratulations Tosha! You make us PROUD!

Click here to view Tosha's picture on the Miss America Web site.


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