Five in the running for Miss Northwestern title

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Five in the running for Miss Northwestern title

 Rachel Ruble
Rachel Ruble

 Olivia Yandel
Olivia Yandel

 Madison Bird
Madison Bird

 Chelsay Adams
Chelsay Adams

 Carrie Bowers
Carrie Bowers

October 27, 2011

Five Northwestern Oklahoma State University women will compete Nov. 6 for the title of Miss Northwestern during the Miss Northwestern and Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant.

The pageant will begin at 4 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. Tickets are $8 in advance and $10 at the door. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets can be bought before the pageant in several Alva locations including laDEEda, Holder Drug, the Northwestern Foundation Office and Alva Chamber of Commerce. Northwestern students with a valid student ID can get into the pageant for free.

Competing this year are Chelsay Adams, Mooreland freshman; Madison Bird, Alva freshman; Carrie Bowers, Cherokee sophomore; Rachel Ruble; Mooreland freshman; and Olivia Yandel, Kiowa (Kan.) freshman.

Adams is a mass communication major involved in the President’s Leadership class, Society of Professional Journalists, Oklahoma Business Education Association and Alpha Sigma Alpha. She will perform the song “Rumor Has It.” Her platform is “This is the Beautiful Me.” With her platform she hopes to inspire and make a difference in the lives of young teenage girls.

Bird’s platform focuses on the importance of giving blood to save lives. The health and sports science major hopes to help others overcome their fear to give blood. While attending Northwestern, Bird has been active in the President’s Leadership Class and the Student Government Association. She will perform a pop vocal to “Something’s Got a Hold on Me.”

As a nursing major, Bowers’ platform promotes “Self-Confidence and Self-Worth in Young Women.” At Miss Northwestern, she will perform a vocal solo to “So Much Better” from the Legally Blonde musical. As a current student, Bowers reads to a pre-k class at Washington Elementary School, she was the Oklahoma Blood Institute Red Bone Marrow Donor contact and she is an advocate for “Build a Brick” for the American Red Cross.

During the pageant, Ruble will perform a musical theatre dance to “My Strongest Suit.” Ruble hopes to obtain a degree in biology and teach high school science. Her platform is “Girl Power.” Her plan is to help girls become more confident in themselves.

“Getting In, Staying Out: How Extra Curricular Activities Keep Kids Physically and Mentally Well” is an issue close to Yandel. She believes in the importance of staying active and to use it as a way to release creative energy and relieve stress. As a dancer, Yandel will perform a jazz dance to “Money.”

Contact Lizabeth Richey, Miss Northwestern director, at lrrichey@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8594 with questions regarding the pageant.

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