Thirteen young women will take the next step towards their dream of earning a Miss Oklahoma title as the 2019 Miss Grand Lake and Miss Delaware County pageants get underway this weekend.

On Saturday, July 21, the titles of Miss Grand Lake and Miss Delaware County, along with their respective Outstanding Teen titles, will be awarded during the annual joint or "stacked" pageant at 2:30 p.m., at the Grove High School Performing Arts Center.

"We hope everyone comes to watch them. These are talented young ladies and we are proud of them," Cheno Kennedy, pageant director said. "It is a joy to work with young people and I love to help them become adults. These young ladies gain so much from being apart of the Miss America system."

The winners of the 2019 Miss Grand Lake and Miss Delaware County titles, will each earn a $250 scholarship provided by sponsors, while the teen counterparts will earn $200 each. Other prizes and scholarships will be awarded to both the title holders and other contestants during the evening.

More About the Pageant

The event is open to the public. Tickets, available at the door, are $20 for adults and $10 students, high school and below. Grove Public School students, and infants are admitted free.

Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Commemorative program books will be available for purchase.

Proceeds from ticket and program book sales are used to fund the scholarships for the winners, as well as offset expenses for future events.

Six young women between the ages of 17- to 24-years-old, who live or attend school in Oklahoma, will compete for the titles of Miss Grand Lake and Miss Delaware County

The miss contestants take part in talent, evening wear, interview and physical fitness in swimsuit competitions.

Those contestants include: Kayla Bearpaw, Grove; Chelsea Clark, Bixby; Madison Clark, Oklahoma City; Darcy George, Hobart; Elizabeth Gibson, Edmond; Kaylee Johnson, Coweta, Emily Rugg, Greensburg, Kansas.

Seven girls will vie for the title of Grand Lake’s and Delaware County's Outstanding Teen.

Those contestants must be between 13- to 17-years-old. They compete in talent, evening wear, interview and casual wear.

Those contestants include: Morgan Carr, McAlester; Blair Noblin, Skiatook; Reece Reagan, McAlester; Summer Tate, Broken Arrow; Jayson Toney, Pocala; and Lyric Wallin, Glenpool.

Donations, from both individuals or businesses, continue to be accepted to help continue the scholarship program.

For more information about the pageant, persons interested may contact Kennedy at 918-786-2928 or 918-791-1878 or kennecharle@aol.com.

Meet the Miss Contestants

Kayla Bearpaw

Age: 17

Hometown: Grove

School: Grove High School

Talent: Pop Vocal - “Killing Me Softly”

Platform: Self Image

Chelsea Clark

Age: 24

Hometown: Bixby

School: University of Central Oklahoma

Talent: Popular vocal - “My Man”

Platform: Thank You for Your Service

Madison Clark

Age: 22

Hometown: Oklahoma City

School: University of Central Oklahoma

Talent: Vocal - “Hallelujah”

Platform: Stop and Be a Friend

Darcy George

Age: 20

Hometown: Hobart

School: Cameron University

Talent: Lyrical Dance- “How Long Will I Love You”

Platform: “Get Your Ribbon On”

Elizabeth Gibson

Age: 21

Hometown: Edmond

School: Azusa Pacific University

Talent: Musical Theatre Vocal - “Wishing You Were Somehow Here Again”

Platform: The Eye Can Plan

Kaylee Johnson

Age: 19

Hometown: Coweta

School: Graduate of Coweta High School

Talent: Sign Language - “Blessings”

Platform: Sexual Abuse Awareness

Emily Rugg

Age: 19

Hometown: Greenburg, Kansas

School: Oklahoma State University

Talent: Vocal - “Natural Woman”

Platform: Fighting Back. Living with rheumatoid arthritis.

Meet the Teen Contestants 

Morgan Carr

Hometown: McAlester

School: McAlester High School

Talent: Contemporary Dance - “The Climb”

Platform: ABCD - Any Body Can Dance

Blair Noblin

Hometown: Skiatook

School: Skiatook High School

Talent: Tap Dance - “Brave Enough to Be You”

Platform: Be Brave Enough To Be You

Reece Reagan

Hometown: McAlester

School: McAlester High School

Talent: Dance - “Highest Tide”

Platform: “Just Be You” - Teaching kids to be themselves

Summer Tate

Hometown: Broken Arrow

School: Union Public School

Talent: Jazz dance Conga by Gloria Estefan

Platform: P.S.A.T. : Please Stop & Think Before You Speak

Jayson Toney

Hometown: Pocola

School: Northside High School

Talent: Contemporary Dance - “Letter to the Playground Bully”

Platform: You Are Enough

Lyric Wallin

Hometown: Glenpool

School: Glenpool Middle School

Talent: Arco/Jazz Dance - “Baby I’m a Star”

Platform: Our Fight 2