Miss Woodward Allison Meinders wins Cinderella crown, interview, talent awards

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Miss Woodward Allison Meinders wins Cinderella crown, interview, talent awards

September 30, 2011

 Miss Woodward Allison Meinders
Allison Meinders, Miss Woodward, walked away with the title of Miss Cinderella in the 60th annual Miss Cinderella Pageant at Northwestern Oklahoma State University Friday.  She also took home the talent and interview awards for the evening.

 2011 Miss Cinderella Winners
Miss Cinderella 2011 Allison Meinders is pictured with the top five contestants and the winner of the congeniality award. (front, from left) Naicee Gugelmeyer, Miss South Barber (Kan.); Meinders; Shayna Hamilton, Miss Vici; (Back) Ashton Blewitt, Miss Timberlake; Skylar Birdsall, Miss Medford, and Taylor Longhofer, Miss Shattuck, are photographed after the crowning in the 60th Annual Miss Cinderella Pageant Friday.

Allison Meinders of Woodward was crowned Friday as the 60th Miss Cinderella at Northwestern Oklahoma State University during a pageant held for high school senior women in conjunction with the university’s homecoming celebration.

Meinders performed a lyrical dance, “Grace,” and won the talent award portion of the pageant. She also received the interview award. Interviews took place Friday morning with the panel of pageant judges.

First runner-up was Ashton Blewitt, Miss Timberlake; second runner-up was Naicee Gugelmeyer, Miss South Barber (Kan.); the third runner-up award went to Shayna Hamilton, Miss Vici; and fourth runner-up was Skylar Birdsall, Miss Medford.

Taylor Longhofer, Miss Shattuck, was voted as Miss Congeniality by her fellow contestants. The Miss Congeniality winner will receive a one-year room waiver.

Meinders and the other 18 contestants will ride in Northwestern’s homecoming parade at 10 a.m. Saturday.

As Miss Cinderella, Meinders will receive eight semesters of tuition at Northwestern-Alva. She also will receive a one-year room waiver scholarship as the talent winner. For winning the interview portion of the contest, she will receive a book scholarship.

Each contestant who participates in the Miss Cinderella Pageant automatically receives a one-year tuition scholarship for Northwestern-Alva.

The first and second runners-up will receive six and four semesters of tuition, respectively.

Third and fourth runners-up will receive a one-year room waiver in addition to the tuition scholarship each contestant already receives.

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