Nineteen to compete for 66th Miss Cinderella Pageant title at Northwestern’s Homecoming

September 12, 2017

Northwestern Oklahoma State University held its annual Miss Cinderella Orientation session Sunday, Sept. 10, and welcomed 19 young women who will be representing their high schools from Oklahoma, Kansas and Texas during the 66th annual Miss Cinderella Pageant held as part of the school’s homecoming celebration at the end of September.

Contestants and their sponsors met with the pageant committee to review all requirements and rules associated with the talent show on Sept. 28, the pageant itself on Sept. 29, and Northwestern’s homecoming parade on Saturday, Sept. 30.

High school seniors who are competing in the 66th annual Miss Cinderella Pageant are (back row, left to right) Jaden Allen, Shawna Adams, Brooklinn Weber, Sydni Classen, Nicole Hughes, Lexi Vanderwork, Klaycie Lingo, Alaina Hurst, Tia Creed, Amy Lara; (front row, left to right) Shelby Porter, Kassidy Stephens, Jayden Dillon, Kayli JoAnn Ryel, Shaelee Sissom, Kimber McNaught, Makenna Sterling, Tasi Hughes, and Glenna Williams. 

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

The contestants had their photos taken for publicity purposes. The committee covered rehearsals, judging criteria, wardrobe requirements and all of the other activities connected with the pageant.

Participants will be assigned jewel groups—Amethyst, Emerald, Ruby and Sapphire— for judging purposes at the upcoming talent rehearsal.

The winner of Miss Cinderella will receive eight semesters of tuition and a one-year room waiver scholarship at 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.

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

All Miss Cinderella contestants also are a part of the annual homecoming parade that takes place Saturday at 10 a.m. on the downtown square.

The 2017 high school seniors who are competing and the high schools they represent are: Shawna Adams, Fargo-Gage; Jaden Allen, Burlington; Sydnie Classen, Cimarron; Tia Creed, Laverne; Jayden Dillon, Timberlake; Nicole Hughes, Freedom; Tasi Hughes, Chisholm; Alaina Hurst, Alva; Amy Lara, Shattuck; Klaycie Lingo, Ringwood; Kimber McNaught, Mooreland; Shelby Porter, Cherokee; Kayli JoAnn Ryel, Aline-Cleo; Shaelee Sissom, Kremlin-Hillsdale; Kassidy Stephens, Perryton, Texas; Makenna Sterling, Medford; Lexi Vanderwork, Woodward; Brooklinn Weber, Waynoka; and Glenna Williams, South Barber, Kansas.

Admission to either the Miss Cinderella Talent Show on Sept. 28 or the Miss Cinderella Pageant on Sept. 29 is $10 each night for adults, $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.

To purchase buttons contact Karen Koehn, button sales chair, (580) 327-7273 or Tiffany George, Enid administrative assistant at (580) 213-3101, is button sales representative for the Enid campus, while Milissa Sturgill, Woodward campus coordinator, can be contacted for buttons in Woodward at (580) 254-2503.

Anyone who wants to purchase buttons and is not contacted by one of the salespersons can buy them at the Alva Chamber of Commerce office located at 502 Oklahoma Blvd., (580) 327-1647; the Northwestern Foundation office in the Student Center, (580) 327-8593; or the Northwestern business office in Herod Hall, (580) 327-8536.

Buttons also will be available at Rialto, (580) 327-0535; Sights and Sounds/Radio Shack, (580) 327-0409; Holder Drug, (580) 327-3332; Alva Vision, (580) 327-2393; La DEE Da’s, (580) 327-0382; Shepherd Oil Convenience Store, (580) 327-8055; and Graceful Arts Gallery and Studio, (580) 327-2787.

An entire list of previous Miss Cinderella winners, homecoming activities, button incentives and button purchasing locations, all can be found at


Ali Gavitt, University Relations Specialist, 580-327-8480

Northwestern Oklahoma State University

709 Oklahoma Blvd., Alva, OK 73717
Phone: (580) 327-1700

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