Denison and Lewis to Represent SWOSU at Miss Oklahoma Pageants
Southwestern Oklahoma State University sophomore Rachel Denison of Idabel and Lawton Eisenhower High School junior Danielle Lewis will represent Southwestern Oklahoma State University at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant, which is June 4-11 in Tulsa.
Denison won the title of Miss SWOSU last fall on the Weatherford campus and will be among 43 contestants competing for the Miss Oklahoma title, while Lewis will represent SWOSU in the Miss Oklahoma Outstanding Teen Pageant. Lewis won the Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen title this past fall and will be among 35 contestants vying for the state title.
Denison will compete in the Sigma group at Miss Oklahoma. For her talent on Thursday evening, she will tap dance to Dancin’ Fool.
She will also compete throughout the week in other preliminary competitions including interview on Tuesday morning, on-stage question and evening wear on Tuesday night, and swimsuit on Wednesday evening. The finals will be Saturday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Mabee Center in Tulsa. The winner of the pageant advances to the Miss America Pageant.
Denison’s platform issue is “Mirror, Mirror: A C.L.E.A.R Image”, reflecting a confident lifestyle entirely about respect for each person’s life.
Lewis, who will be a senior at Lawton Eisenhower High School, will compete in the Omega group. Her interview is on Wednesday and her active wear/evening gown competition is Thursday. Her on-stage question and talent competition is on Friday. Lewis’ talent will be a tap dance to Devil Went Down to Georgia. Her platform is Health Habits for Healthy Hearts.
The teen pageant finals will be held on Friday night at 7:30 p.m. at the Mabee Center.
Also accompanying Denison to this year’s pageant will be 5-year-old Paige Robison who is an Oklahoma Star for the Miss SWOSU Pageant.
The Oklahoma Star mentoring program is designed to expose girls ages 5-11 to outstanding young women as role models. Robison will be on stage with Denison on Tuesday evening and again Saturday night at the finals.
Robison is the daughter of Kim and Shelby Robison of Weatherford.
SWOSU’s annual pageants in 2011 will be November 12 on the Weatherford campus.