Miss Cinderella contestants attend pageant orientation

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Miss Cinderella contestants attend pageant orientation

October 14, 2008

Twenty-three young 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 57th annual Miss Cinderella Pageant held as part of the school’s homecoming celebration.

 2008 Miss Cinderella Contestants
Contestants in the 57th annual Miss Cinderella Pageant at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are (from left, back row) LaNae Wagenbach, Miss South Barber; Kelsey Staudenecker, Miss Kremlin; Jordan Cokeley, Miss Cimarron; Janel Mitchell, Miss Arnett; Jillian Moore, Miss Tonkawa; Cali Crissup, Miss Timberlake; Haley Rhoades, Miss Aline-Cleo; Catherine Kahn, Miss Mooreland; Laura Dennison, Miss Woodward; Lacey Newlin, Miss Burlington; Brandy Gilchrist, Miss Seiling. (From left, front row) Brittney Berryman, Miss Guthrie; Holli Randolph, Miss Balko; Alison Goeken, Miss Cherokee; Alishia Holdeman, Miss Fairview; Tricia Herber, Miss Shattuck; Dorothea Reichenberger, Miss Laverne; Brittany Bisel, Miss Ringwood; McKenzie Redwine, Miss Bethany; Jamie Meek, Miss Chisholm; Sarah Bramlett, Miss Alva; Tori Fleener, Miss Buffalo; Socorro Martinez, Miss Waynoka. The high school seniors will perform in a talent show at 7:30 p.m., Thursday, and the pageant itself at 8 p.m., Friday. Admission each night is $8 for adults, $5 for students or a homecoming buttons which cost $10. Buttons will be on sale at the events.

The contestants and their sponsors met with the pageant committee to review all requirements and rules associated with the talent show on Oct. 30, the pageant itself on Oct. 31, and Northwestern’s homecoming parade on Saturday, Nov. 1, said Tammy Brown and Jesse Schroeder, co-directors of the pageant.

Dr. Janet Cunningham, Northwestern president, and Dr. Mike Knedler, general chairman for homecoming, welcomed the contestants to the university.

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

The 2008 contestants and the schools they represent, listed by jewel group are:

Amethyst—McKenzie Redwine, Bethany; Brittney Berryman, Guthrie; Dorothea Hope Reichenberger, Laverne; Brittany Jo Bisel, Ringwood; Tricia Diane Herber, Shattuck; Jillian Moore, Tonkawa;

Emerald—Janel Nicole Mitchell, Arnett; Holli Randolph, Balko; Tori Fleener, Buffalo; Lacey Newlin, Burlington; Socorro Martinez, Waynoka; Laura Kelsey Dennison; Woodward;

Ruby—Haley Rhoades, Aline-Cleo; Sarah Bramlett, Alva; Alison Goeken, Cherokee; Jordan Hallie Cokeley, Cimarron; LaNae Wagenbach, South Barber, Kan.;

Diamond—Jamie Leanne Meek, Chisholm; Alishia Marie Holdeman, Fairview; Kelsey Staudenecker, Kremlin; Catherine Marie Kahn, Mooreland; Brandy Lee Gilchrist, Seiling; Cali Crissup, Timberlake.

Admission to either the Miss Cinderella Talent Show on Thursday, Oct. 30, or the Miss Cinderella Pageant on Friday, Oct. 31, is $8 for adults and $5 for students or a Homecoming button. The button (with a value of $24) sells for $10 and also is good for admission to the football game with Southern Nazarene University on Saturday, Nov. 1 at 4 p.m.

Buttons, the main source of financing for homecoming, may be purchased from Rialto, 516 Flynn, or Radio Shack, 609 College, both in Alva. Button purchasers need to be aware that seating at events is on a first-come, first-served basis.