Miss Oklahoma 2010 to emcee Miss Cinderella Pageant

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Miss Oklahoma 2010 to emcee Miss Cinderella Pageant

September 9, 2010 

 Emoly West
Miss Oklahoma Emoly West will emcee Northwestern’s Miss Cinderella Pageant on Friday, Sept. 24, at 8 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium as part of the annual Homecoming event.

Contestants in this year’s Miss Cinderella Pageant at Northwestern Oklahoma State University will get a first-hand glimpse of what life might be like if they eventually are crowned Miss Oklahoma. Emoly West, Miss Oklahoma 2010, will emcee this year’s pageant, which begins at 8 p.m. on Sept. 24 in Herod Hall Auditorium.

Olivia Yandel, Miss Cinderella 2009, will emcee the Miss Cinderella Talent Show on Thursday, Sept. 23, at 7:30 p.m. during the traditional Homecoming event.

West is a senior at the University of Central Oklahoma in Edmond. She is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts degree in dance with a minor in broadcast journalism. As Miss Oklahoma 2010, she travels the state promoting her platform, “Leadership and Character Development.

West has made it her goal to help people realize how minute-by-minute choices affect their lives and impact the lives of others.

She began supporting her passion early by founding the Annual Winter Ball, which she used to raise more than $58,000 for character-based charities in Oklahoma. She also serves as a board member on the Character Council of Edmond, and is a certified character coach in the Character First program.

West teaches ballet, jazz, tap, weight lifting, modeling and speech to children and adults. One of her favorite activities is Dancing with Character, where she incorporates specific character traits into individual dance lessons.

West is a 2004 home school graduate and was selected by her peers to deliver the student speech during the Home School Class of 2004 Oklahoma Christian Home-School Educators Consociation.

From 2004 to 2007, she attended Oklahoma Christian University, where she studied broadcast journalism and international studies. While there, she served as the freshman social service director, sophomore vice president and junior treasurer on the student government. She was chair of the Presidential Student Ambassadors and received the OC Eagle Angle Broadcast Scholarship and the Presidential Scholarship three years in a row.

In 2006, West was selected to study abroad as an international student. She spent more than three months traveling in China, Japan, Hong Kong, New Zealand, Australia, Fiji and Hawaii.

At UCO, West is a member of the Kaleidoscope Dance Company, Gamma Beta Phi National Honor Society, Alpha Chi National Honor Society and received a Department of Dance scholarship.

Admission to the Miss Cinderella Pageant is $9 for adults and $5 for students. The price of admission will be waived for anyone wearing a Northwestern Homecoming button. The buttons are $10 and are good for admission to the Miss Cinderella Pageant and the Homecoming football game on Saturday (a $26 value).

Buttons are for sale at Sights and Sounds/Radio Shack, Rialto Theatre and Alva Chamber of Commerce.

A complete list of homecoming activities is available at www.nwosu.edu/homecoming.

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