Miss Oklahoma to emcee pageant at Northwestern Sept. 30

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Miss Oklahoma to emcee pageant at Northwestern Sept. 30

September 9, 2011

 Miss Oklahoma 2011
Miss Oklahoma 2011
Betty Thompson

Betty Thompson, Miss Oklahoma 2011, will emcee and perform a dance number during the Miss Cinderella Pageant at Northwestern Oklahoma State University on Friday, Sept. 30, at 8 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium.

The Miss Cinderella Talent Show is Thursday, Sept. 29, at 7:30 p.m. Ticket prices for Cinderella events are $9 for adults and $5 for student with a valid ID. However, the $10 purchase of a Homecoming button provides entry into both events. Buttons can be purchased at the door on Talent Show night.

Thompson is a senior elementary education major at Oklahoma State University. She is a member of the Dairy Farmers Spokesperson Network, as well as a Dairy Max Classroom Educator.

A Davenport native, Thompson began Irish dance at the age of 11 and quickly realized it was her passion. She spent many summers in Dallas, Houston and Denver training with certified Irish dance instructors from Ireland, Northern Ireland and England. She has performed with the Chieftains, Riverdance fiddler Eileen Ivers, and Natalie McMasters.

She was the first Oklahoman to reach the open championship level of Irish dance (highest level). In 2007, Thompson began teaching private lessons in Tulsa and Sapulpa.

In the fall of 2008 she became involved with the Miss Oklahoma Organization when she competed for and won the title of Miss Oklahoma State University. She was in the top 10 her first year at Miss Oklahoma in 2009. The following year, Thompson was first runner-up to Miss Oklahoma 2010. Her third year at Miss Oklahoma, she received the preliminary interview and swimsuit awards, as well as the title of Miss Oklahoma 2011.

Thompson’s platform – Milk, It Really Does a Body Good – is inspired by growing up on a small Jersey dairy farm near Davenport. She encourages students to develop healthy eating choices and habits at a young age by having three servings of dairy every day. She also is part of the “New Look of Milk” campaign that focuses on schools switching to plastic bottles instead of paper cartons. Thompson is an advocate for Fuel Up To Play 60, which encourages students to fuel up their bodies with healthy nutritious meals and be active for 60 minutes every day.

Thompson is the daughter of Robert and Janine Thompson.