Miss SWOSU 2016 Maybree Rittenhouse and Miss SWOSU's Outstanding Teen Natalie Yadon.

Miss SWOSU 2016 Maybree Rittenhouse and Miss SWOSU's Outstanding Teen Natalie Yadon.

Clinton Veteran's Center to be Site for Saturday's Miss America Serves Day

The Veteran’s Center in western Oklahoma, located in Clinton, will be one of three sites in Oklahoma this Saturday, April 16, that will have Miss Oklahoma and Miss Oklahoma’s Teen candidates participating in Miss America Serves Day.

The Miss America Serves Day is a national day of volunteer service presented by Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals. These dedicated volunteers come together in an effort to give back to their communities while raising funds for member hospitals across the country.

The activities at the Veteran’s Center in Clinton will start at 1 p.m. Thirteen girls will celebrate the veterans’ birthdays for the 2016 year and play bingo with the residents. Each girl is to raise money, and the contestants would like to hear from western Oklahoma residents and friends this Saturday. Or, to make an online donation, click Make a donation to support our team (OK - Miss Oklahoma Cares) and raise funds for a local Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.  

Debbie Brown, director of the Miss SWOSU Pageant, said this is only the second year for Miss America Serves Day and is grateful to the Miss Oklahoma Pageant for allowing girls to serve in western Oklahoma. Other locations are in Oklahoma City and Tulsa.

“Service and community awareness are vital components of our organization and by giving our young women the opportunity to create a legacy of service and support, we hope that their commitment to volunteerism will inspire others to find ways to seek out service in their own communities,” Brown said.

Working at Clinton will be:




Lexie Herron

Miss Altus

Chelsea Clark

Miss Brookside

Hailey Raetz

Miss Collinsville

Melanie Mikles

Miss Elk City

Mary Shklar

Miss Northwestern

Chelsea Walker

Miss Southeast OK

Maybree Rittenhouse




Jimmie Dollins

Teen Altus

Andrae Cook

Teen Bricktown

Jahven Tanner

Teen Delaware County

Melissa Valencia

Teen Lawton

Ashlin Murray

Teen Route 66

Natalie Yadon