Carothers and Wheeler Win Titles at Miss SWOSU Pageants
Miss SWOSU 2009 Kaeli Carothers
Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen 2009 Ashley Wheeler
Kaeli Carothers of Hollis is the new Miss SWOSU and Ashley Wheeler of Altus (Navajo) won the first-ever title of Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen at this past Saturday’s (October 25) pageants held at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
Carothers will now represent SWOSU at next summer’s Miss Oklahoma Pageant, while Wheeler advances to the Miss Oklahoma Outstanding Teen Pageant, which is held the same week at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in Tulsa.
Carothers won the title and a $2,300 scholarship. Carothers is a sophomore majoring in pharmacy. Her platform issue is “A Walk A Day Keeps the Doctor Away.”
Whitney Sexton of Apache finished as first runner-up. Sexton won a $1,300 scholarship. She also won the swimsuit competition and $50 scholarship.
Finishing second runner-up was senior Rebecca Witt of Tipton who won a $900 scholarship. She also won the talent competition with her dramatic monologue and the Peer Respect and Leadership Award. Witt won a $100 scholarship for winning the talent and a $25 gift certificate for the leadership award.
Tori Nichols of Oklahoma City won the Crowd Pleaser Award, which was a $25 gift certificate. Ashley Slemp of Gracemont won the “Most Tickets Sold” Award and a $50 gift certificate and she also won a $50 scholarship for selling the most scholarship patrons.
All non-finalists each won $250 SWOSU scholarships.
For winning the Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen title, Wheeler won a $500 scholarship to SWOSU and various gifts and certificates from area businesses. She also won the talent award and a $50 gift certificate.
Aubrey Crowder of Weatherford finished as first runner-up. She won a $200 scholarship to SWOSU and various gifts and certificates. Allie Ayers of Snyder finished as second runner-up and winner of the Crowd Pleaser Award. She won a $150 scholarship to SWOSU and a $25 gift certificate.
Corianne Fairchild of Leedey won the “Most Tickets Sold” Award and a $50 gift certificate and she also won a $50 certificate for selling the most scholarship patrons.
All non-finalists in the teen pageant each won $100 SWOSU scholarships.