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Bayless and Clay Win Miss SWOSU Titles

10.31.2016

Amanda Jantz, Elizabeth Bayless, Jordan Caulkins
Elizabeth Bayless (center) of Hennessey won the title of Miss SWOSU at the annual pageant held October 29 on the campus in Weatherford. Finalists were (from left): Amanda Jantz, Enid (Chisholm), second runner-up; and Jordan Caulkins, Weatherford, first runner-up. Bayless will represent SWOSU at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in 2017.

Taylor Bishop, Kaelin Clay, Alyssa Payne
Kaelin Clay of Idabel won the title of Miss SWOSU’s Outstanding Teen at the annual pageant held October 29 on the Southwestern Oklahoma State University campus in Weatherford. Other finalists were (from left): Taylor Bishop, Choctaw, first runner-up; and Alyssa Payne, Choctaw, second runner-up. Clay will represent SWOSU at the Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Pageant in 2017.

Elizabeth Bayless, Kaelin Clay
Elizabeth Bayless (left) of Hennessey won the crown of Miss SWOSU 2017, and Kaelin Clay of Idabel won the title of Miss SWOSU’s Outstanding Teen at Saturday’s pageants on the Weatherford campus.

Elizabeth Bayless, Hennessey sophomore at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, won the crown of Miss SWOSU 2017, and Kaelin Clay, 8th grader at Idabel Middle School, won the title of Miss SWOSU’s Outstanding Teen at Saturday’s (October 29) pageants on the Weatherford campus. 

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

Bayless won $2,300 SWOSU and $233 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 “P4D Possibilities for Disabilities.” Bayless also won the Lifestyle & Fitness in Swimsuit Award.

Jordan Caulkins of Weatherford finished as first runner-up and winner of a $1,100 scholarship. She also won the Most Tickets Sold and Most Scholarship Patrons Sold (tie) Awards. 

Amanda Jantz of Enid (Chisholm) was second runner-up and winner of a $900 scholarship. Jantz won the Talent Award, Peer Respect & Leadership Award and Most Scholarship Patrons Sold (tie) Award.

Cheyenne Nguyen of Allen (TX) won the Crowd Pleaser Award. All non-finalist contestants each won $500 scholarships.

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

Taylor Bishop of Choctaw finished as first runner-up. She won a $300 scholarship to SWOSU and various gifts and certificates.

Alyssa Payne of Choctaw finished as second runner-up and won a $200 scholarship to SWOSU. Payne also won the Spirit Award and Most Tickets Sold Award (tie).

Kaegan Christian of Lawton (MacArthur) of Weatherford won Most Tickets Sold Award (tie), and Kennedy Martin of Altus won the Crowd Pleaser Award and Most Scholarship Patrons Sold Award.

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

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