Crispin and Russ Win Miss SWOSU and Miss SWOSU's Outstanding Teen Titles
One of the largest-ever crowds to attend a Miss SWOSU Pageant watched as Jenna Crispin of Taloga won the crown of Miss SWOSU 2012 and Lauren Russ of Cordell won the title of Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen at this past Saturday’s (November 12) pageants held at Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford.
Crispin will represent SWOSU at next summer’s Miss Oklahoma Pageant, while Russ advances to the Miss Oklahoma Outstanding Teen Pageant, which is held the same week at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in Tulsa.
Crispin won the title and a $2,500 scholarship. She is a junior majoring in accounting. Her platform issue is “Instilling Work Ethic in America’s Youth.” Crispin’s talent, a vocal solo of “Cry” by Lynn Anderson, earned her the pageant’s talent award. She also won the most tickets sold award.
Jessica Heiser of Altus finished as first runner-up. The freshman won a $1,500 scholarship. Lindsey Thrash of Mooreland was second runner-up and winner of a $1,000 scholarship.
Tia Sauer of Weatherford won the swimsuit and peer respect/leadership awards. Kylee King of Hydro won the crowd pleaser and most scholarship patrons sold awards.
All non-finalists each won $500 SWOSU scholarships.
For winning the Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen title, Russ won a $500 scholarship to SWOSU and various gifts and certificates from area businesses. She also won the talent award for a piano solo. Russ is the second person from her family to win the Miss SWOSU Outstanding Teen title as sister Lacey Russ won the title two years ago. Lacey went on to win the Miss Oklahoma and Miss America teen titles.
Morgan Swiggart of Oklahoma City (PC North) finished as first runner-up. She won a $300 scholarship to SWOSU and various gifts and certificates. Kelsi Jones of Yukon finished as second runner-up and won a $200 scholarship to SWOSU.
Beth Braddock of Altus won the crowd pleaser, active wear, most scholarship patrons sold and most tickets sold awards.
All non-finalists in the teen pageant each won $100 SWOSU scholarships.