Saturday night, nine hopeful teens between the ages of 13 and 17 competed for the title of Miss Altus Outstanding Teen 2017.
Contestants included: Joye Black Breckyn Brewer, Addie Coody, Allison Cope, Bethany Garrison, Meadow Goodwin, Kennedy Kerr, Lynzie Herron, and Kennedy Martin.
To lend their support to the contestants were several former Miss Altus winners, Miss Altus Outstanding Teen winners, the reigning Miss Altus Outstanding Teen Jimmie Kate Dollins and all their adorable Little Darlings.
This year’s theme was A Decade of Crowns, commemorating 10 years of the Miss Altus Outstanding Teen pageant.
Rollann Horschler, the event’s promoter, was thrilled with the hard work the young ladies put into making it a night to remember.
“These young ladies have strived for greatness and it will show on Saturday night,” Horschler said before the event. “Attendees are sure to be pleased.”
And that hard work did indeed pay off.
Former Miss Altus Outstanding Teen 2009 Ashley Wheeler charmed the audience with her whit and impressive yodeling skills as mistress of ceremonies, Dollins showed off her dance skills with a jumping jazz routine and Miss Altus 2016 Lexie Herron lent her vocal abilities to entertain the crowd.
With an outstanding rendition of “Taylor the Latte Boy” and her effervescent confidence, Lynzie Herron was crowned Miss Altus Outstanding Teen 2017 with her sister, Lexie Herron at her side.
She received more than $3,000 in scholarships and tuition waivers, cash and prizes from local merchants, the iconic glittering crown from Cotton Candi Creations and a beautiful bouquet from Petal Pushers.
She is the 15-year-old daughter of Shannon and Lynne Herron and a student at Altus High School.
The 1st Runner Up award went to 15-year-old Coody, the daughter of Jeff and Julie Coody. The 2nd Runner Up award went to Garrison, the 14-year-old daughter of Robert and Rhonda Garrison.
Both runners-up are students at Altus High School and both received more than $2,000 in scholarships, tuition waivers, cash, and prizes.
Martin, daughter of Kevin and Kris Martin, was named 3rd Runner Up, receiving $200 in scholarships, tuition waivers, and prizes.
Martin also received Miss Photogenic and Miss Congeniality. Herron took home the Interview, Poise and Elegance, Lifestyle and Activewear, and Talent awards. Kerr took home the Talent Award for a non-finalist.
Sponsors and contributors of the event include: Putnam Toyota, KEYB Media Specialists, KWHW, Altus Printing, Holiday Inn Express, Frazer Bank, Shanda Pierce, Western Oklahoma State College, Century 21, Shamrock Bank, Geiger Eye Care, Petal Pushers, Red River Federal Credit Union, Studio One, Brightside Dental, Tag Agency, Whitney N. Lamb, and many other merchants and individuals from the area.
Reach Katrina Goforth at 580-482-1221.