Seven to compete for Miss Outstanding Teen title

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Seven to compete for Miss Outstanding Teen title

October 27, 2011

 Victoria Kimbrell
Victoria Kimbrell

Savanna Eshleman
Savanna Eshleman

 Kelsey Castle
Kelsey Castle

 Kenzie Kraft
Kenzie Kraft

 Harlie Taylor
Harlie Taylor

 Cheney Bird
Cheney Bird

 Carolyn Koepping
Carolyn Koepping

 

Seven young women will take the stage Sunday, Nov. 6, for a chance to be crowned as the Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University Outstanding Teen during the Miss Northwestern and Outstanding Teen Scholarship Pageant.

The pageant begins at 4 p.m. in Herod Hall Auditorium. Doors open at 3:30 p.m. Tickets for the event can be purchased in advance at the following locations in Alva: laDEEda, Holder Drug, Northwestern Foundation Office and Alva Chamber of Commerce. Advance tickets are $8; tickets will be available at the door the day of the event for $10. Northwestern students with a valid student ID can get into the pageant for free.

Competing in this year’s pageant are Savanna Eshleman, Cherokee; Cheney Bird, Alva; Kenzie Kraft, Burlington; Harlie Taylor, Woodward; Victoria Kimbrell and Carolyn Koepping, both of Enid; and Kelsey Castle, Jet.

Eshelman will perform a pop vocal solo to the song “Who Says,” and her platform is “Anti-Bullying.” She hopes to promote positive solutions to this growing problem.

A pediatrics degree hopeful, Bird will perform the vocal solo “Blue” for her talent. She is promoting the “Dove Campaign for Real Beauty – Movement for Self Esteem” during the competition. She wants to empower women across the world by changing stereotypes of beauty and self worth.

Kraft, who has been dancing since she was 3 years old, will perform a lyrical ballet to “Glitter in the Air.” Her platform is “YOGOWYPI” (You Only Get Out What You Put In), and she hopes to convey the importance of good work ethics to young men and women across the state.

Taylor will perform a lyrical dance “In Better Hands.” For her platform, she is bringing awareness to the issue of “Benevolence Beyond Borders.” She will touch on the issue of hunger-related illnesses with her platform topic.

Performing a hip hop dance to “Edge of Glory,” Kimbrell also would like to promote her platform “Bullying, It Can Happen to Anyone.” Her plan is to make students aware that they have to let someone in authority know that they are being bullied.

Koepping will twirl batons to “Walking on Sunshine.” Her platform issue is Steps to Achieve Real Success (STARS). She began baton twirling at the age of 5. With her platform she hopes to showcase that hard work, dedication and perseverance will make a successful individual.

Also addressing the issue of bullying, Castle would eventually like to develop a program to help kids understand bullying. During the pageant, Castle will perform to the “Hills are Alive.”

Contact Chesnei Thomas, Teen Pageant director, at cdthomas@nwosu.edu or (580) 327-8543 with questions.

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