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OCU Students Have Strong Showing in Miss Oklahoma Contest
Oklahoma City University students continued the school’s successful tradition in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant during last week’s contest in Tulsa. “We did very well, and I’m so proud of how our young women performed,” said Darwina Marshall, president and executive director of the Miss Oklahoma City University Scholarship Pageant. OCU had five students competing for the Miss Oklahoma title. Heather Harris, a senior vocal performance major, was a top 10 contestant, a finalist for the Kiwanis Club Community Service award and won the newcomer talent award in Thursday’s preliminary round. Harris is the reigning Miss Oklahoma City University. Molly Colvard, a sophomore nursing major, was also a top 10 contestant and was one of seven finalists for the Kiwanis Club Community Service award. Annalise Freeman, a junior musical theatre major, tied with Brittany Jo Bisel, a freshman mass communications major, as newcomer talent and the overall talent competition on Tuesday’s preliminary round. Sarah Jensen, a junior mass communications major, was one of the seven final contestants for the Kiwanis Club Community Service award. Georgia Frazier, the 2008 Miss OCU Teen, won the 2009 Miss Oklahoma Outstanding Teen Pageant. OCU contributed more than $269,000 in tuition scholarships to the 2009 Miss Oklahoma Pageant and Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Pageant. Marshall noted that every contestant was offered scholarship money from the university. There have been 24 Miss Oklahoma winners and three Miss Americas from OCU. Kelsey Cartwright, an OCU student, is Miss Oklahoma 2008.