Nineteen to compete for Miss Cinderella title

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Nineteen to compete for Miss Cinderella title

 Contestants for the 62nd Anniversary of the Miss Cinderella Talent Show and Pageant at Northwestern Oklahoma State University are (front row, from left) Lauren Crow, Ashlee Shryock, Ana De La Torre, Heather Armbruster, Ana Ordaz, Kelsey Castle, Hannah Darr, (second row) Brideida Sarabia, Hannah Ruble, Kellie Wostal, Macy Starks, Victoria Kimbrell, (third row) Courtney Roark, Olivia Felber, Amanda Covalt, Olivia Little, Rachel Carter, Kaci Livingston, and Rachel Millard. Miss Cinderella events take place Thursday, Oct. 24, and Friday, Oct. 25, in Herod Hall Auditorium.

Nineteen women representing high schools in Oklahoma and Kansas were on the Northwestern Oklahoma State University campus Sept 29 for an orientation session in preparation for the 62nd annual Miss Cinderella Pageant held as part of the school’s homecoming celebration.

Contestants and their sponsors met with the pageant committee to review all requirements and rules associated with the talent show on Oct. 24, the pageant itself on Oct. 25, and Northwestern’s homecoming parade on Saturday, Oct. 26.

Dr. Janet Cunningham, president, welcomed the contestants to campus.

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

The 2013 contestants and the schools they represent are: Rachel Carter, Alva; Lauren Crow, Arnett; Briseida Sarabia, Buffalo; Heather Armbruster, Burlington; Macy Starks, Cherokee; Rachel Millard, Chisholm; Victoria Kimbrell, Cimarron; Olivia Felber, Kremlin-Hillsdale; Ana De La Torre, Laverne; Ana Ordaz, Midway; Hannah Ruble, Mooreland; Kellie Wostal, Ringwood; Kaci Livingston, Seiling; Olivia Little, Sharon-Mutual; Ashlee Shyrock, Shattuck; Courtney Roark, South Barber (Kan.); Kelsey Castle, Timberlake; Hannah Darr, Waynoka; and Amanda Covalt, Woodward.

Admission to either the Miss Cinderella Talent Show on Thursday, Oct. 24, or the Miss Cinderella Pageant on Friday, Oct. 25, is $10 each night for adults and $5 for students with a student ID or $10 total with the purchase of a Homecoming button.  Buttons will be available at the door on Talent Show night. Both events will be held in Herod Hall Auditorium. The button (with a value of $38) also is good for admission to the football game with Southeastern Oklahoma State University on Saturday, Oct. 26, at 3 p.m., at Ranger Field.  Tickets at the gate will be $18.

Buttons, the main source of funding homecoming, may be purchased from Daisy Village, 506 Flynn; Holder Drug, 513 Barnes Ave; the Cherokee Strip Museum, 901 14th St.; Rialto, 516 Flynn; Radio Shack, 609 College; the Alva Chamber of Commerce, 502 Oklahoma Blvd., the Northwestern Foundation and Alumni Office, the Northwestern Business office, all in Alva. People in the Enid and Woodward areas also will be able to purchase buttons at Northwestern’s campus sites in those locations. Contact Lori Coonrod, Enid student service coordinator, at (580) 213-3147 at the Enid campus, and Kristen Mravinek, Woodward campus coordinator, at (580) 254-2503 at the Woodward campus. Buttons also may be purchased through Karen Koehn, button sales chair, at (580) 327-0344 or  

Button purchasers need to be aware that seating at events is on a first-come, first-served basis.