These five SWOSU students/graduates were among the 45 contestants at the recent Miss Oklahoma Pageant. They are (from left) Miss SWOSU Melissa Valencia, Marlow; Miss Collinsville Hailey Raetz, Hydro; Miss Grand Lake Meaghan Dorn, Mangum; Miss Mustang Ashlin Murray, Weatherford; and Miss Riverwalk Maybree Rittenhouse, Lawton.

These five SWOSU students/graduates were among the 45 contestants at the recent Miss Oklahoma Pageant. They are (from left) Miss SWOSU Melissa Valencia, Marlow; Miss Collinsville Hailey Raetz, Hydro; Miss Grand Lake Meaghan Dorn, Mangum; Miss Mustang Ashlin Murray, Weatherford; and Miss Riverwalk Maybree Rittenhouse, Lawton.

SWOSU Students Compete at Miss Oklahoma Pageant

Five students/graduates of Southwestern Oklahoma State University in Weatherford were among 45 contestants who participated in the Miss Oklahoma Pageant held June 5-9 in Tulsa.

Miss SWOSU Melissa Valencia of Marlow won the $500 Miracle Maker Award for raising the most money for the Children’s Miracle Hospital. Valencia also won a $200,000 scholarship to a vocal academy in Philadelphia and a non-finalist $750 award. Valencia sang opera for her talent.

Other SWOSU students who represented different pageants were: Miss Grand Lake Meaghan Dorn, Miss Mustang Ashlin Murray, Miss Collinsville Hailey Raetz and Miss Riverwalk Maybree Rittenhouse.

Miss SWOSU’s Outstanding Teen Katelyn Woods of Lawton (Eisenhower) won a $100 non-finalist talent award for her jazz dance and a $300 non-finalist award.

Miss Edmond LibertyFest Ashley Thompson won the title of Miss Oklahoma and will now compete at the Miss America Pageant.