Nineteen to compete for Miss Cinderella title

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Nineteen to compete for Miss Cinderella title

September 14, 2011 

 2011 Miss Cinderella Contestants
Contestants for the 60th Anniversary of the Miss Cinderella Talent Show and Pageant at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are (front row, from left) Miss Seiling, Danielle Borden; Naicee Gugelmeyer, Miss South Barber (Kan.); Miss Alva, Kamaree Lewis; Miss Tonkawa, Raeann Sawyers; Miss Enid, Bethany Glaze; Miss Waynoka, Chassidee Koehn; Miss Fort Supply, Leimana Jones; Miss Burlington, Molley Vap; (back row) Miss Woodward, Allison Meinders; Miss Shattuck, Taylor Longhofer; Miss Arnett, Caitlin Landers; Miss Kremlin-Hillsdale, Devan Harris; Miss Timberlake, Ashton Blewitt; Miss Laverne, Jazmin Frias; Miss Cherokee, Sabrina Wilber; Miss Buffalo, Brooklynne McGehee; and Miss Vici, Shayna Hamilton.  Not pictured is Miss Ringwood, Libby Regier, and Miss Medford, Skylar Birdsall.  Miss Cinderella events take place Thursday, Sept. 29, through Friday, Sept. 30, in Herod Hall Auditorium.

Nineteen women representing high schools in Oklahoma and Kansas were on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus Saturday for an orientation session in preparation for the 60th annual Miss Cinderella Pageant held as part of the school’s homecoming celebration.

Contestants and their sponsors met with the pageant committee to review all requirements and rules associated with the talent show on Sept. 29, the pageant itself on Sept. 30, and Northwestern’s homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 1.

Dr. Janet Cunningham, president, welcomed the contestants to campus.

Participants were assigned to jewel groups—Amethyst, Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire for judging—and had their photos taken for publicity purposes and a program. The committee covered rehearsals, judging criteria, wardrobe requirements and all other activities connected with the pageant.

The 2011 contestants and the schools they represent, listed by jewel group are:

Amethyst – Libby Regier, Ringwood; Caitlin Landers, Arnett; Kamaree Lewis, Alva; Danielle Borden, Seiling; and Taylor Longhofer, Shattuck;

Emerald – Jazmin Frias, Laverne; Molley Vap, Burlington; Sabrina Wilber, Cherokee; and Shayna Hamilton, Vici;

Sapphire – Raeann Sawyers, Tonkawa; Chassidee Koehn, Waynoka; Allison Meinders, Woodward; Ashton Blewitt, Timberlake; and Bethany Glaze, Enid;

Ruby – Devan Harris, Kremlin-Hillsdale; Brooklynne McGehee, Buffalo; Leimana Jones, Fort Supply; and Naicee Gugelmeyer, South Barber (Kan.); and Skylar Birdsall, Medford.

Admission to either the Miss Cinderella Talent Show on Thursday, Sept. 29, or the Miss Cinderella Pageant on Friday, Sept. 30, is $9 for adults and $5 for students or $10 with the purchase of a Homecoming button. Buttons will be available at the door on Talent Show night. Both events will be held in Herod Hall Auditorium. The button (with a value of $26) also is good for admission to the football game with Missouri University of Science and Technology on Saturday, Oct. 1, at 3 p.m., at Ranger Field.

Buttons, the main source of funding homecoming, may be purchased from Rialto, 516 Flynn; Radio Shack, 609 College; the Alva Chamber of Commerce, 502 Oklahoma Blvd., and Alva Vision Clinic, 504 College, all in Alva. Buttons also may be purchased on campus through Cathy Brown, campus button sales chair, at (580) 327-8547 or mcbrown@nwosu.edu.

Button purchasers need to be aware that seating at events is on a first-come, first-served basis.

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