Miss Oklahoma to Appear at Meet and Greet on November 8 in Weatherford


Miss Oklahoma Kelsey Griswold is scheduled to appear at a public meet and greet reception on Friday, November 8, from 4-5 p.m. in Weatherford.

The reception will be held at the SWOSU Main Street Building, 210 W. Main Street. The public is invited and encouraged to attend.

Griswold will be coming to Weatherford to emcee and entertain at the Miss SWOSU Scholarship Pageant the following night on Saturday, November 9, on the SWOSU campus. Griswold won the title of Miss Oklahoma this past summer and then finished 2nd runnerup at the Miss America Pageant.

Miss Bricktown was the first and only local title Griswold held while competing for the title of Miss Oklahoma. In addition to winning the title of Miss Oklahoma 2013, Kelsey was awarded the Bronze Duke of Edinburgh Award, was a preliminary swimsuit winner, a rookie talent winner and tied for an overall preliminary talent award. She was also the rookie interview winner and rookie of the year.

Griswold is a senior at Oklahoma City University majoring in acting. She has performed in numerous productions including professional co-productions with Oklahoma Shakespeare in the Park. She has been performing since the age of five but one of the more life-changing events came at the age of 8 when she won the Oscar Mayer Weiner Jingle Jam Contest, appeared on the Rosie O’Donnell Show and was awarded a $20,000 scholarship.

Her platform, A.R.T.: Artist Reaching Together, is a mentorship program that gives children with disabilities the opportunity to grow and develop creatively through the arts, improving their self esteem and quality of life. Her plan as Miss Oklahoma is to educate people about the need for artistic development in children with disabilities, while also promoting the production of these programs throughout the state.

The Miss SWOSU Pageant starts at 7 p.m. on November 9 in the Fine Arts Center on the SWOSU campus. Advance tickets are $7 for non-SWOSU students and $5 for SWOSU students.  All tickets at the door are $10. Advance tickets are available in Room 205 of the SWOSU Administration Building and from all contestants.