Eighteen 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 20, 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 3 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," Denise 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.

“We are looking forward to seeing which young woman becomes part of the Miss Grand Lake/Miss Delaware County family.”

The winners of the 2020 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. Infants admitted for free.

Seating will be available on a first come, first served basis. Commemorative program books, featuring bios of each contestant, 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.

Meet the Contestants

Ten 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 and a variety of interviews.

Those contestants include: Kayle Bearpaw, Grove; Kamryn Brown, Tulsa; Madison Clark, Oklahoma City; Telera Day, Owasso; Whitney Farley, Jay; Kaylee Johnson, Coweta; Claudia Marie Jones, Stilwell; Sara Massey, Tulsa; Ashlin Murray, Wetherford; and Olivia Woodrich, Broken Arrow.

Eight 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: Kristin Buck, Perkins; Victoria Cunningham, Grove; Lauren Duffy, Bixby; Lexie Farley, Jay; Bently Hester, Jay; Reiley Koepsel, Broken Arrow; Rylee Taylor, Jenks; 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 918-257-2923 or s59d60@aol.com.

Meet the Miss Contestants

Kayle Bearpaw

Hometown: Grove

School: Oklahoma State University

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Pursue a degree in psychology, become a child therapist.

Talent: Vocals: Hallelujah

Social Impact Statement: Self Image.

Kamryn Brown

Hometown: Tulsa

School: Oral Roberts University

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Major in nursing and dancing.

Talent: Lyrical Dance.

Social Impact Statement: Health in Motion: Improving wellness one dance step at a time.

Madison Clark

Hometown: Oklahoma City

School: University of Central Oklahoma

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Bachelor’s degree in special education for mild-moderate disorders.

Talent: Vocal: Le Jazz Hot

Social Impact Statement: Stop and Be a Friend.

Telara Day

Hometown: Owasso

School: Southwestern College

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Receive a BFA in Music Theatre.

Talent: Vocal Musical Theatre: Home

Social Impact Statement: Inspiring Acceptance Through The Arts

Whitney Farley

Hometown: Jay

School: University of Central Oklahoma

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Receive a bachelor’s in music education.

Talent: Classical Vocal: “Chi il bel Sogno di Dorretta” by Puccini

Social Impact Statement: Speaking Out Against Bullying

Kaylee Johnson

Hometown: Coweta

School: Tulsa County Community College

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Achieve an associates degree in nursing.

Talent: Vocal Musical Theatre: Home

Social Impact Statement: Sexual Abuse Awareness and Prevention

Claudia Marie Jones

Hometown: Stilwell

School: University of Arkansas

Scholastic/Career Ambition: To obtain a master’s degree in Epidemiology with a focus on Native American Health issues.

Talent: Patriotic Monologue: Remember Me

Social Impact Statement: Forgetting our Unforgettable

Sara Massey

Hometown: Tulsa

School: University of Alabama

Scholastic/Career Ambition: To receive a bachelors degree in human development and family studies. To work for The Make A Wish Foundation.

Talent: Lyrical Dance: Don’t Forget Me

Social Impact Statement: You Gotta Believe

Ashlin Murray

Hometown: Weatherford

School: Southwestern Oklahoma State University

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Practice family law and specialize in adoptions.

Talent: Vocal: Queen of the Night, Aria

Social Impact Statement: Fostering the Future.

Olivia Woodrich

Hometown: Broken Arrow

School: Oral Roberts University

Scholastic/Career Ambition: Serve first as a lobbyist on Capitol Hill before becoming a congresswoman effecting positive change.

Talent: Lyrical/Pointe Dance: You Say

Social Impact Statement: C.A.T.S. - Creating Awareness for Tourette Syndrome

Meet the Teen Candidates

Kristin Buck

Hometown: Perkins

School: Perkins High School

Talent: Baton Twirling

Social Impact Statement: Kids are Heroes Too

Victoria Cunningham

Hometown: Grove

School: Grove High School

Talent: Comedic Monologue: See What Happened Was...

Social Impact Statement: Recycling For A Better Future.

Lauren Duffy

Hometown: Bixby

School: Bixby High School

Talent: Vocal Performance: Never Enough from The Greatest Showman.

Social Impact Statement: Be a Warrior:

Lexie Farley

Hometown: Jay

School: Jay High School

Talent: Vocal: Reflection from Mulan

Social Impact Statement: Anxiety, the interior tyrant

Bentley Hansen

Hometown: Jay

School: Jay Middle School

Talent: Tap Dance: Boogie Woogie Bugle Boy by the Andrews Sisters.

Social Impact Statement: Stand for the Silent.

Reiley Koepsel

Hometown: Broken Arrow

School: Immanuel Lutheran Christian Academy

Talent: Bluebird Variation on Point

Social Impact Statement: +(Plus) You

Rylee Taylor

Hometown: Jenks

School: Jenks High School

Talent: Tap Dance: Box of Secrets

Social Impact Statement: You’re The Byline.

Lyric Wallin

Hometown: Glenpool

School: Glenpool Middle School

Talent: Lyrical dance: Fly

Social Impact Statement: Our Fight 2