Alex Smith crowned 2014 Miss Northwestern; Ashley Tucker takes home Outstanding Teen title

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Alex Smith crowned 2014 Miss Northwestern; Ashley Tucker takes home Outstanding Teen title

 2014 Miss Northwestern, Alex Smith; 2014 Outstanding Teen, Ashely Tucker; and 2014 Miss Northwestern Star, Rylee Ferguson

Alex Smith (right) was crowned as the 2014 Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University during a pageant Sunday.  She will represent Northwestern at the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant in June. Ashley Tucker (left) was crowned as the 2014 Miss Northwestern’s Outstanding Teen, and Rylee Ferguson (front) was named Miss Northwestern Star.
Alex Smith, a freshman from Mooreland, was named Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University during the annual Miss Northwestern Pageant on Sunday.  Ashley Tucker of Fairview was crowned as Miss Northwestern’s Outstanding Teen.

Smith sang “Feeling Good,” and her platform is “M.U.S.I.C: Making U See Individual Characteristics.”  Tucker performed Beethoven’s “Moonlight Sonata” on the piano, and she will work to promote her platform, “Drive Awake 4 No Mistake.”

There was a People’s Choice vote where voters had the opportunity to put $1 in for whomever they chose. Both Tucker and Smith won those awards and received a prize. The proceeds will benefit the Children’s Miracle Network Hospital, the national platform of Miss America.

Smith also will receive a $1,500 tuition scholarship and a cash scholarship as Miss Northwestern. 

When Tucker attends college at Northwestern, she will receive a $1,500 tuition scholarship as well. 

Rylee Ferguson of Mooreland, the Miss Northwestern Star, will accompany Smith to the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant in Tulsa in June.

Ellen Halliburton, a freshman from Slapout, was named first runner-up.  She will receive a $1,000 tuition scholarship and a cash scholarship. 

Kayla Castle, of Jet, was named second runner-up.  She will receive a $1000 tuition scholarship and a cash scholarship.  Kayla also won the Jordan Gaskill Scholar Award, a $100 cash scholarship from Robert and Patti Gaskill.  Gaskill held the Miss Northwestern title in 2007 and 2009, and this scholarship went to the Miss participant with the highest grade point average. She also won most ads and tickets sold.

Connor Cummings of Alva was named the first runner-up in the Teen portion of the pageant, and Emma Reed of Freedom, was second runner-up.  Each runner-up in the Teen category will receive a tuition scholarship if they choose Northwestern as their school of choice for college.

Contestants in the pageant were judged in talent, interview, fitness in a swimsuit and onstage questions categories.  Each contestant in both the Miss and Teen categories will receive cash participation scholarship awards.

Kierra Gilmore, Sallis, Miss., senior also competed in the Miss Northwestern pageant. 

Meghan Webb and Landry Gaddy, both of Alva, also were contestants in the Teen contest.

Other contestants for the Miss Northwestern Star program included Kinsey Harzman, Sarah Brown, and Lanie Ann Ginder. 

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