Five to compete for Miss Outstanding Teen title

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Five to compete for Miss Outstanding Teen title

October 15, 2010

 Hannah Berg
Teen Hannah Jo Berg

 Jaci Hodges
Teen Jaci Hodges

 Cheney Bird
Teen Cheney Bird

 Ellen Halliburton
Teen Ellen Halliburton

 Kenzie Kraft
Teen Kenzie Kraft

Five outstanding young women will take the stage Oct. 31 for a chance to be crowned Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University Outstanding Teen during the Miss Northwestern and Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant.

The pageant begins at 4 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance at the following locations in Alva: laDEEda, Holder Drug, Northwestern Foundation Office and Alva Chamber of Commerce. Advance tickets are $8; tickets will be available at the door the day of the event for $10.

Competing in this year’s pageant are Hannah Jo Berg, Timberlake junior; Jaci Hodges, Woodward sophomore; Cheney Bird, Alva eighth-grader; Ellen Halliburton, Laverne sophomore; and Kenzie Kraft, Burlington eighth-grader.

Berg will perform a jazz dance to the song “It Was All in Your Mind.” Her platform is “Promoting Positive Personal Conviction.” Berg plans to study apparel design and production in college. She hopes to become a fashion designer and launch her own line of clothing.

Hodges’ platform is “Teens Against Drunk Driving.” She will perform a tap dance to “Cha Cha.” During high school, she plans to establish a TADD organization and hopes to establish TADD organizations across Oklahoma and the nation. Her future plans include pursuing a degree in pediatric nursing.

Also a nursing degree hopeful, Bird will perform a vocal solo for her talent. She is promoting the “Dove Campaign for Real Beauty – Movement for Self Esteem” during the competition. She wants to empower women across the world by changing stereotypes of beauty and self worth.

“Dangers of Cell Phone Use While Driving. Is it Worth the Risk?” is the platform Halliburton will promote. She will perform the vocal solo “Stupid Cupid.” Halliburton plans to attend college and hopes to educate young adults about the dangers of using cell phones while driving.

Kraft, who has been dancing since she was 3 years old, will perform a lyrical ballet to “Glitter in the Air.” Her platform is “YOGOWYPI” (You Only Get Out What You Put In), and she hopes to convey the importance of good work ethics to young men and women across the state.

Contact Chesnei Thomas, Teen Pageant director, at or (580) 327-8414 with questions.