Friday, October 28, 2016

Two County Women Vie for Miss CASC


The annual Miss Carl Albert State College (CASC) Scholarship Pageant will be at 7 p.m. Nov. 17 at the Hamilton Auditorium on the Carl Albert State College campus in Poteau.

Tickets are available at the CASC Bookstore beginning Nov. 1. All seats are reserved and cost $10 each, with CASC students, faculty and staff tickets available for $5.

This year’s contestants include two young women from Sequoyah County – Bailey Oberste of Sallisaw and MaKayla Jackson of Muldrow.

Oberste is majoring in business management. Her platform for the pageant is “Littering” and her talent is a jazz dance.

Jackson is studying to be a physical therapy assistant. Her platform is “Community Outreach” and her talent will be the spoken word.

The contestant field also includes:

-Natalie Cepeda of Wister is majoring in pre-veterinary medicine. Her platform is “Homeless Veterans” and her talent is a piano solo.

-Taylor Keith of Poteau is majoring in allied health. Her platform is “Bullying” and her talent will be a Christian vocal.

-Jillian Branscum of Poteau is majoring in child development. Her platform is “Children’s Literacy” and her talent will be a lyrical ballet.

-Ashley Moore of Poteau is majoring in elementary education. Her platform is “Boys and Girls Club” and her talent will be a color guard routine.

 -Carla Medina of Heavener is majoring in allied health and her platform is “Elder Care.” Her talent will be a dance.

-Angelin Pierce of Fort Smith is majoring in elementary education. Her platform is “Bullying” and her talent is vocal.

-Sunnie McConnell of Poteau is majoring in allied health. Her platform is the “Make a Wish Foundation” and her talent will be a hip hop dance.

Terri Hardin, pageant committee co-chair, said the Miss CASC Pageant is a member of the Miss America Organization, and a preliminary to the Miss Oklahoma Pageant. Contestants will compete in private interview, swimsuit, talent, evening wear, and on-stage question competitions.

The new Miss Carl Albert State College 2017 will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship, 16 hour tuition waiver, and will compete in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in June 2017. Bill Day serves as Co-chair with Hardin.



Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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