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**For Immediate Release**
Miss OPSU Pageant Returns
- released by OPSU Campus Communications 01-31-2007
by Laura Hays

Goodwell, Okla. - A premier student event returns to Oklahoma Panhandle State University this Friday night - the Miss OPSU Pageant. The last one was held in 1995, and thanks to the hard work of McKenzie Talcott and the support of OPSU President Dave Bryant, a 2007 Miss OPSU will be crowned on February 2 in Hughes-Strong Auditorium. The event begins at 7 p.m., and the public is invited to attend. Admission prices are adults $5, children $3, and those 5 and under get in free. OPSU students are free with a current, valid student ID.

Talcott serves as Executive Director of the pageant with the help of Britta McDonald, Co-Director. The contest is an official preliminary competition for Miss Oklahoma and Miss America pageants, and five certified Miss America officials will judge. Dr. Sara Richter, Dean of Liberal Arts, and Dr. Wayne Stewart, Dean of Education will host the event.

Contestants will compete for cash and scholarships in four areas of on-stage competition including talent, swimsuit, evening gown, and on-stage questions. Each participant will also complete a private interview with the judges. Miss OPSU will receive $500 cash and $2,275 in scholarship money; second place will receive $300 cash and $1,137 scholarship money; and third place receives $100 cash and $568 in scholarship money. In addition, the Swimsuit and Talent winners will receive $50 cash each.

All of the thirteen contestants are enrolled at OPSU and include:

Name Hometown
Alisa Byers Guymon
Marlene Cappellucci Raton, NM
Nicole Dyson Alvin, Texas
Adriana Esparza Boise City
Chancy Harrington Holly, Colo.
Alicia Jannelli Owasso, Okla.
Shayla Koehn Goodwell
Crystal Kuriyama Guymon
Jessica Owens Guymon
Stephani Schoenrock Oklahoma City
Kate Shepherd Choctaw, Okla.
Jessica Walton Hooker
Amanda Zink Claude,Texas

The pageant is made possible thanks to the generous support of the OPSU Student Senate, Regency Auto, Tri-County Electric, Miss Kenzie’s Cheer Gym, and Sodexho Food Service.

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