Karcher and Davis Win Miss SWOSU Titles
Natalee Karcher, sophomore from Midland (TX) at Southwestern Oklahoma State University, won the crown of Miss SWOSU 2020, and Peyton Davis of Cache High School won the title of Miss SWOSU’s Outstanding Teen at Saturday’s (November 9) pageants on the Weatherford campus.
Karcher will represent SWOSU at next summer’s Miss Oklahoma Pageant, while Davis advances to the Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen Pageant, which is held the same week at the Miss Oklahoma Pageant in Tulsa.
Karcher, a graduate of Greenwood High School, won $2,400 SWOSU and $265 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 “Implementing Therapy Dogs in K-12 Schools.”
Haley Finley of Cordell finished as first runner-up and winner of a $1,200 scholarship. Emily Gill of Lawton (Eisenhower) was second runner-up and winner of a $1,000 scholarship. Finishing as third runner-up and winner of a $800 scholarship was Kennedy Martin of Altus and fourth runner-up and winner of a $600 scholarship was Lynzie Herron, also of Altus.
Karcher also won the Talent and Crowd Pleaser awards. The Peer Respect & Leadership Award was won jointly by Natalie Kinder of Arapaho and Kayla Schroeder of Hydro. The Most Tickets Sold Award went to Randi Lee Troglin of Mt. View/Gotebo, and the Most Scholarship Patron Sold Award was won by Finley. All non-finalist contestants each won $500 SWOSU scholarships.
For winning the Miss SWOSU’s Outstanding Teen title, Davis won a $500 scholarship to SWOSU, $500 cash award, and over $2,000 in gift certificates and various gifts from area businesses. Davis also won the Talent and Crowd Pleaser awards.
Laryssa Nunn of Chandler finished as first runner-up. She won a $400 scholarship to SWOSU and various gifts and certificates.
Olivia Coody of Grandfield won the Most Tickets Sold Award. Hailey Franklin of Walters won the Most Scholarship Patron Sold Award and Spirit Award.
All non-finalists in the teen pageant each won $100 SWOSU scholarships.