Eight contestants vied for the title of Miss Carl Albert State College on Thursday evening in the Hamilton Auditorium. At the conclusion of the competition, CASC crowned Maci Crandell as its Miss CASC 2020.
Maci, a sophomore Allied Health major of Poteau, also won Miss Congeniality and the Talent Award for her vocal performance of ‘Rise Up.’ She was also voted Crowd Pleaser from ballots located in the program book, earning her an additional $100 cash scholarship. Maci’s social impact platform focused on ALICE training — Active Shooter Response Training.
In addition to her crown and title, Miss CASC will receive a $1,000 cash scholarship to be used to wardrobe and travel to the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in June 2020. Along with the official crown, box, floral bouquet, and cash scholarship, Maci will receive: a 16-hour tuition waiver to CASC, photoshoot and required photos for Miss Oklahoma, and a $250 Children’s Miracle Network donation.
Mckayla Lopez was named First Runner Up of the competition. Mckayla is a Sophomore Criminal Justice major of Greenwood, Ark. and offered a vocal performance of ‘La Vie En Rose.’ Mckayla’s social impact platform: Save the Strays. Mckayla will be awarded a $500 tuition waiver to CASC, floral bouquet, and a $300 cash scholarship.
Connie Gonzalez, a Sophomore Allied Health major of Moyers, was named Second Runner Up. Connie sang “Scars to Your Beautiful” as her talent and focused her social impact platform on: Self Love. Connie will receive a $250 tuition waiver to CASC, floral bouquet, and a $200 cash scholarship.
Marlene Miller, a Freshman Allied Health major of Howe, was named Third Runner Up. Marlene performed a classical piano rendition of ‘Fur Elise,” with her social impact platform being: Homelessness. Marlene will receive a $250 tuition waiver, floral bouquet, and $100 cash scholarship.
The other contestants in the competition were: Larissa Deaton of Poteau; Madeline Humphries of Poteau; Destiny Cothren of Bray-Doyle; and Karlie Terrill of Roland.
Miss CASC 2019, Claudia Jones, performed the song ‘Popular’ and bid farewell to the crowd, then presented the new Miss CASC 2020 with her crown and sash.
KXMX News Staff
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