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Rittenhouse and Yadon Win Miss SWOSU Titles


Maybree Rittenhouse, a Lawton (MacArthur) sophomore at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, won the crown of Miss SWOSU 2016, while Natalie Yadon, a freshman at Woodward High School, won the title of Miss SWOSU’s Outstanding Teen at Saturday’s (November 7) pageants. 

The pair won the titles on the Weatherford campus.

Rittenhouse will represent SWOSU at next summer’s Miss Oklahoma Pageant, while Yadon advances to the Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, which is held the same week at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in Tulsa. 

Rittenhouse won $2,300 SWOSU and $414 Children’s Miracle Network scholarships; $1,000 cash award; and over $3,000 in gift certificates and various gifts from area businesses.  Her platform issue is “be(you)tiful,” dealing with self-confidence.

Hailey Raetz of Hydro finished as first runnerup and winner of a $1,100 scholarship. She also won the Talent, Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimsuit and Peer Respect & Leadership awards.

Jordan Grubb of Weatherford was second runnerup and winner of a $900 scholarship. Grubb also won Most Tickets Sold award.

Alexandra Robison of Moore (Southmoore) finished as third runnerup and winner of an

$800 scholarship and Ashley Jones of Seiling was fourth runnerup and winner of a $700 scholarship. In all, 15 coeds competed for the Miss SWOSU crown. The non-finalist contestants each won $500 scholarships.

Macy Eminger of Kingfisher won the Crowd Pleaser award and Javehn Roberts of Elk City won the Most Scholarship Patrons Sold award.

For winning the Miss SWOSU’s Outstanding Teen title, Yadon won a $500 scholarship to SWOSU; $500 cash award; and over $2,000 in gift certificates and various gifts from area businesses. Yadon also won the Talent award.

Lynzie Herron of Altus finished as first runnerup. She won a $300 scholarship to SWOSU and various gifts and certificates. Kristin Valerio of Altus finished as second runnerup and won a $200 scholarship to SWOSU.

Elizabeth Wright of Weatherford won the Crowd Pleaser, Most Tickets Sold and Most Scholarship Patrons Sold awards.

All non-finalists in the teen pageant each won $100 SWOSU scholarships.