Friday, January 22, 2016

Miss Oklahoma Will Be Speaker at Chamber Banquet

Alex Eppler, the 2014 Miss Oklahoma, will be the guest speaker at the Sallisaw Chamber of Commerce Annual Banquet on Feb. 13. The banquet will be held at the Sallisaw Middle School. Live music, provided by Rhoda Wilson, and appetizers kick off the evening from 6 to 6:30 p.m., followed by the prime rib dinner.
The theme of this year’s banquet is Generations Working Together in Harmony, The Building Blocks of Success. Banquet tickets are $35 per person or $325 for a corporate table for eight. The deadline to make reservations is Feb. 3.

Eppler is a graduate of The University of Oklahoma with a degree in Medical Science and a minor in Health and Exercise Science. She graduated in 2012 with honors and was named her college's Outstanding Senior. Eppler taught high school science courses: physics, biology, chemistry, physical science and earth science at The Academy for two years following graduation.

In 2014 Eppler won the title of Miss Oklahoma and went on to place in the top 10 at Miss America. She also won a preliminary swimsuit award and was a Quality of Life finalist for her platform Dare 2 Care: Random Acts of Kindness. During her year as Miss Oklahoma, Eppler traveled over 40,000 miles and spoke to over 100,000 students across the state. She was awarded over $50,000.00 in scholastic scholarships and is now putting that to use at The University of Oklahoma Health Science Center where she is a first year physician associate student. 

For more information call the chamber at 918-775-2558.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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