Six to compete for Miss Northwestern title Jan. 24

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Six to compete for Miss Northwestern title Jan. 24

January 13, 2010

Six women have entered the 2010 Miss Northwestern Pageant to be presented in Herod Hall Auditorium at 2 p.m., Sunday, Jan. 24.

Tickets for the event are $8 in advance and may be purchased through each contestant, from the Candy Bouquet, 201 Oklahoma Blvd., or the Northwestern Business Office at (580) 327-8534. Tickets at the door will be $10, and Northwestern students with a current ID card will be admitted free.

Jesse Schroeder, emceeThe emcee for the evening will be 2003 Northwestern graduate Jesse Schroeder. Schroeder is an instructor of Mass Communications at Northwestern, adviser for the college news station NWTV-7 and the Co-Director of the Miss Cinderella Pageant. He also is active on several committees around campus and throughout the community.

The contestants will seek the title, currently held by last year’s winner Jordan Gaskill of Waynoka, and the right to represent Northwestern in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant later this year.

 Brittany Meredith
Brittany Meredith

 Cali Crissup
Cali Crissup

 Crystal Newman
Crystal Newman

 Hannah Holmes
Hannah Holmes

 Courtney Eck
Courtney Eck

 Ashley Schmitz
Ashley Schmitz

The women will compete in fitness and swimsuit, talent, evening gown and poise.

Contestants are Brittany Meredith, Lawton freshman; Cali Crissup, Helena freshman; Crystal Newman, Waynoka freshman; Hannah Holmes, Wakita junior; Courtney Eck, Pratt (Kan.) junior; and Ashley Schmitz, Laverne sophomore.

Meredith will perform a clogging routine to "Shawty Got Loose.” Her platform is "Preventing Childhood Obesity through Athletics." The psychology major is the daughter of Richard Meredith and Jennifer McDonald.

Crissup, a mass communications major, will perform a vocal solo, "Blues Medley." She has chosen "Self-Esteem for Teens and Tweens" as her platform. She is the daughter of Jeff and Debbie Crissup.

Singing "The Climb" by Miley Cyrus, Newman will prove her singing talents for the evening. She is majoring in social work and her platform is "Adoption and Foster Care Awareness.”

Holmes will play "Fur Elise,” the only piano solo for the evening. In her efforts to encourage people to read more, she has chosen "R.E.A.D. Read Everything, All Day" as her platform. She is an accounting major and the daughter of Mark and Gina Holmes.

Eck, an English major, will sing a contemporary Christian solo called, "Doubly Good to You." "Building a Better You: Overcoming Adversities" is her platform. She is the daughter of Dale Eck and Carrie Vahsholtz.

Showing off her vocal talent, Schmitz will sing, "Defying Gravity." Her platform is "Keeping the Arts in Schools." Schmitz, a vocal music major, is the daughter of Steve and Carol Schmitz.

For more information regarding the Miss Northwestern Pageant, contact Amanda Schroeder, director, at amschroeder80@rangers.nwosu.edu.  
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