Wednesday, November 1, 2017

Three County Residents Vie for Miss CASC Title

Three Sequoyah County students are among those vying for the Miss Carl Albert State College title.

The annual Miss Carl Albert State College Scholarship (CASC) Pageant will be held at 7 p.m. Nov. 16 at the Hamilton Auditorium on the Carl Albert State College campus in Poteau. Tickets are available at the CASC Bookstore. All seats are reserved and cost $10 each, with CASC students, faculty and staff tickets available for $5.

This year’s contestants include:

Bailey Oberste
Hometown:  Sallisaw
Platform Issue:  Speak Up Against Sexual Harassment
Talent:  Jazz Dance

Emily Mason
Hometown:  Roland
Platform Issue:  Positive Body Image
Talent: Vocal

MaKayla Jackson
Hometown:  Muldrow
Platform Issue:  Hand to Heart:  Community Outreach Project
Talent:  Spoken Word

Michaela Stacy
Hometown: Heavener
Platform Issue:  Cancer Awareness and Support
Talent:  Vocal

Ashley Parker
Hometown:  Idabel
Platform Issue:  Instilling Positivity in Youth
Talent:  Colorguard

Kayle Huckaby
Hometown:  Heavener
Platform Issue:  Serving Makes a Difference:  Home Rises in Haiti
Talent:  Jazz Dance

Shaelyn McFarland
Hometown:  LeFlore
Platform Issue:  Bullying and Suicide Prevention
Talent:  Jazz Dance

Kaitlyn Morris
Hometown:  Poteau
Platform Issue:  Protecting Arts Education in Public Schools
Talent: Flute Solo

Jonelle Edwards
Hometown:  Poteau
Platform Issue:  Proper Care in Nursing and Retirement Homes
Talent:  Vocal

Joni Gullick
Hometown: Heavener
Platform Issue:  Child Abuse Awareness
Talent:  Jazz Dance

According to Terri Hardin, pageant committee co-chair, 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 2018 will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship, 16 hour tuition waiver, and will compete in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in June 2018. Bill Day serves as co-chair with Hardin.

Sally Maxwell, Senior News Director

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