Denison and Lewis Win Miss SWOSU and Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen Titles
Rachel Denison of Idabel is the new Miss SWOSU and Danielle Lewis of Lawton (Eisenhower) won the title of Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen at this past Saturday's (November 13) pageants held at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
Denison will represent SWOSU at next summer's Miss Oklahoma Pageant, while Lewis advances to the Miss Oklahoma Outstanding Teen Pageant, which is held the same week at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in Tulsa.
Denison won the title and a $2,500 scholarship. She is a freshman majoring in pre-pharmacy. Her platform issue is Making a Difference: One Child at a Time. Her talent was a tap dance routine.
Megan Miller of Piedmont finished as first runnerup. The junior won a $1,500 scholarship. Miller also won the talent award.
Tia Sauer of Weatherford won the swimsuit and peer respect/leadership awards. Jennifer Gripe of Tuttle won the crowd pleaser and most tickets sold awards. Kaitlyn Arwood of Duncan won the award for most scholarship patrons sold.
All non-finalists each won $500 SWOSU scholarships.
For winning the Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen title, Lewis won a $500 scholarship to SWOSU and various gifts and certificates from area businesses. She also won the talent award.
Her talent was a tap dance to "Big Time" and her platform issue is P.S. (Play Safe): Be Smart.
Hayley Parker of Oklahoma City (PC North) finished as first runnerup. She won a $300 scholarship to SWOSU and various gifts and certificates. Jaci Hodges of Woodward finished as second runnerup and winner of the crowd pleaser, active wear and most tickets sold awards. She won a $200 scholarship to SWOSU. Carolyn Koepping of Enid won the most scholarship patrons sold award.
All non-finalists in the teen pageant each won $100 SWOSU scholarships.
Paige Robison of Weatherford and Zoey Koweno of Altus won the Miss SWOSU "Little Stars" program and will accompany Dension to the Miss Oklahoma Pageant. There were 18 "Little Star" participants in the Miss SWOSU pageant.