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MISS CINDERELLA

Northwestern Oklahoma State University's Homecoming event of the Miss Cinderella Pageant started in 1952. Since its inception, the contest has provided a means by which outstanding high school girls can compete in a worthwhile pageant for both honors and awards of scholarship. Through the efforts of many individuals and contestants, the pageant has grown in size and significance in northwest Oklahoma, and towns along the Kansas and Texas borders.

 

A contestant must be a true high school senior female, single, and at least 16 years of age by September 1, 2017. She must never have previously entered the Miss Cinderella Pageant. For a full list of requirements download the entry forms, rules and guidelines below. 

MISS CINDERELLA DOWNLOADABLE ENTRY FORMS

  1. Initial School Letter 2017 (PDF)
  2. Information and Data Sheet 2017 (Word Document)
  3. Wardrobe Guideline 2017 (PDF)
  4. Miss C Pageant Rules 2017 (PDF)
  5. Miss C Certification of Local Winner 2017 (Word Document) 

Miss Cinderella 2016
Grace Meinders - Miss Woodward

 

2016 Runner-Ups

Winners from the Miss Cinderella Pageant are (from left to right): third-runner up Kimberly Stuck, Miss Alva; second runner-up and Miss Congeniality Bayli Hyde, Miss Burlington; first runner-up, Emily Rugg, Miss South Barber; Miss Cinderella 2016 and Talent Winner, Grace Meinders, Miss Woodward; fourth runner-up Silvia Vargas, Miss Waynoka; Interview Winner Rylie Powell, Miss Ringwood.

Talent & Miss Congeniality 

TALENT WINNER
Miss Woodward - Grace Meinders

 

MISS CONGENIALITY 
Miss Burlington - Baylie Hyde  


Miss Cinderella Through the Years 

  • Miss Cinderella 2016: Grace Meinders - Miss Woodward
  • Miss Cinderella 2015: Jasmine Seevers - Miss Seiling
  • Miss Cinderella 2014: Kiana Prather - Miss Mooreland
  • Miss Cinderella 2013: Amanda Covalt - Miss Woodward
  • Miss Cinderella 2012: Julia Benbrook - Miss Woodward
  • Miss Cinderella 2011: Allison Meinders - Miss Woodward
  • Miss Cinderella 2010: Chelsay Adams - Miss Mooreland
  • Miss Cinderella 2009: Olivia Yandel - Miss South Barber (Kan.)
  • Miss Cinderella 2008: Brittany Bisel - Miss Ringwood
  • Miss Cinderella 2007: Paige Fischer - Miss Timberlake
  • Miss Cinderella 2006: Ashlynn Frey - Miss Cimarron
  • Miss Cinderella 2005: Talia Berning - Miss Alva
  • Miss Cinderella 2004: Layne Armbruster - Miss Burlington
  • Miss Cinderella 2003: Skyler Selby - Miss Gage
  • Miss Cinderella 2002: Savannah White - Miss Alva
  • Miss Cinderella 2001: Ashley Little - Miss Laverne
  • Miss Cinderella 2000: Natalie Loeser - Miss Burlington
  • Miss Cinderella 1999: Cassie McEachern - Miss Timberlake
  • Miss Cinderella 1998: Jennifer Newton - Miss Woodward
  • Miss Cinderella 1997: Kily Sander - Miss Woodward
  • Miss Cinderella 1996: Sharie Surface - Miss Alva
  • Miss Cinderella 1995: Kori Seaman - Miss Waynoka
  • Miss Cinderella 1994: Leah Rohrer - Miss Woodward
  • Miss Cinderella 1993: Tracey Clark - Miss Sharon-Mutual
  • Miss Cinderella 1992: Robyn Girton - Miss Shattuck
  • Miss Cinderella 1991: Amber Shaklee - Miss Aline-Cleo
  • Miss Cinderella 1990: Kimberly Kennedy - Miss Drummond
  • Miss Cinderella 1989: Danielle Calhoon - Miss Beaver
  • Miss Cinderella 1988: Shana Woodson - Miss Alva
  • Miss Cinderella 1987: Anita Tucker - Miss Jet-Nash
  • Miss Cinderella 1986: Jill Newton - Miss Aline-Cleo
  • Miss Cinderella 1985: Dorinda Stitt - Miss Dover
  • Miss Cinderella 1984: Tammy Shaklee - Miss Jet-Nash
  • Miss Cinderella 1983: Hope Ingle - Miss Dover
  • Miss Cinderella 1982: Beth Hodges - Miss Woodward
  • Miss Cinderella 1981: Michaelle McDaniel - Miss Cherokee
  • Miss Cinderella 1980: Diane Kirsch - Miss Dover
  • Miss Cinderella 1979: Terri Clark - Miss Woodward
  • Miss Cinderella 1978: Aly Zalondek - Miss Kremlin
  • Miss Cinderella 1977: Debbie Slater - Miss Carmen-Dacoma
  • Miss Cinderella 1976: Fonda Smith - Miss Mooreland
  • Miss Cinderella 1975: Leslie Ann Pearson - Miss Buffalo
  • Miss Cinderella 1974: Terri Wilkerson - Miss Buffalo
  • Miss Cinderella 1973: Penny Propp - Miss Canton
  • Miss Cinderella 1972: Lucia Miller - Miss Buffalo
  • Miss Cinderella 1971: Micki Lewis - Miss Lamont
  • Miss Cinderella 1970: Mary Ann Tucker - Miss Jet-Nash
  • Miss Cinderella 1969: Karen Jenkinson - Miss Burlington
  • Miss Cinderella 1968: Dee Ann Purviance - Miss Mooreland
  • Miss Cinderella 1967: Annie Arganbright - Miss Alva
  • Miss Cinderella 1966: Jill Wright - Miss Cherokee
  • Miss Cinderella 1965: Linda Beam - Miss Arnett
  • Miss Cinderella 1964: Marilyn Martin - Miss Hudson
  • Miss Cinderella 1963: Jane Jayroe - Miss Laverne
  • Miss Cinderella 1962: Vicki Fry - Miss Forgan
  • Miss Cinderella 1961: Nancy Ann Ellis - Miss Jet
  • Miss Cinderella 1960: Patsy Bullard - Miss Arnett
  • Miss Cinderella 1959: Sherry Vincent - Miss Freedom
  • Miss Cinderella 1958: Phoebe Jane Woodward - Miss Fairview
  • Miss Cinderella 1957: Rosetta Buss - Miss Laverne
  • Miss Cinderella 1956: Donita Jean French - Miss Freedom
  • Miss Cinderella 1955: Donna Jean Rogers - Miss Shattuck
  • Miss Cinderella 1954: Marilyn Middleton - Miss Waynoka
  • Miss Cinderella 1953: Jerry Jean Gragg - Miss Cherokee
  • Miss Cinderella 1952: Bonnie Rauh - Miss Alva

Miss Cinderella Pageant History

In October of 1951 five individuals set out for Arkansas City, Kansas to view the activities at the Ark-a-la-la celebration. Glen Hendricks, a local photographer, Brooks Bicknell of the Alva Review-Courier and general chairman of Homecoming, Rufus Gordon, secretary/manager of the Alva Chamber of Commerce, Art Magnuson, owner of Magnuson Grocery, and Bob Reneau, owner of a jewelry store and Homecoming Committee member made the eventful trip. These men watched the parade and noticed queens representing area towns riding in the parade. Wanting new ideas for Homecoming, they were all in agreement on the journey home that this 'queen business' was something they could incorporate into Homecoming.

Since Bob Reneau owned the jewelry store, he was selected to coordinate the queen show as he could secure gifts at cost. In early 1952, Mr. Reneau sent letters to all area high schools inviting them to participate in this new queen contest. However, the Homecoming Committee was initially quite disappointed as no schools responded to the invitation. Mr. Reneau began telephoning area schools asking them to participate. Eleven schools entered the first "Queen Contest," a new addition to Homecoming activities. Miss Alva won the first contest and some concern was expressed as to how other area schools would view the local girl winning this contest. "It was like asking them to our party and we took home the cake," confided Mr. Reneau. However, this concern quickly diminished as fourteen schools entered the pageant in 1953 and the rest became history. In the late 1950's the "Queen Contest" became the "Miss Cinderella Pageant." Through the tireless support of the pageant and Homecoming, the late Brooks Bicknell became known locally as "Mr. Homecoming."

Over the years, the contestants were given jewelry, pearls, wardrobes, and other such appropriate gifts. In 1963 Mrs. Ellison of Ellison's Shop asked Yvonne Carmichael if she would serve as supervisor of the models. Each contestant modeled the same outfit chosen especially for the pageant. That same year Boyce Pennington from the Speech Department served as Director. Barbara Benefiel followed him, with Yvonne Carmichael serving as Contestant Coordinator during this time. In 1972, Dr. Yvonne Carmichael took over as Director and served in that capacity for 21 years. Elda Jones succeeded her, serving to 1996.  Dr. Patti Wilber served as director through 2004.  From 2005 to 2007, Lisa Holder co-directed the pageant with Tamara Brown.  Brown continued with the pageant and co-directed with Jesse Schroeder until 2009.  Schroeder took over as director and served through 2010.  In 2011, Dana Roark became co-director with Chesnei Thomas.  After two years with Thomas, Roark now co-directs with Dr. Sheila Brintnall.

The pageant has continued since 1952 with the fine tradition established by those five individuals. Since its inception, the contest has provided a means by which outstanding high school girls can compete in a worthwhile pageant for both honors and awards of scholarship. Through the efforts of these individuals, the pageant has grown in size and significance in northwest Oklahoma, and towns along the Kansas and Texas borders.

The winner of the Miss Cinderella title receives eight semesters of tuition and a one-year room waiver at Northwestern-Alva. The first and second runners-up receive six and four semesters of tuition, respectively. The winners of the talent and congeniality titles each receive a one-year room waiver in addition to the one-year tuition scholarship which each contestant receives.

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