Stillwater News Press

October 26, 2013

Stillwater coed to compete for Miss NOC title

By NewsPress Staff
Stillwater NewsPress

STILLWATER, Okla. — Shelby Johns, Stillwater, is one of seven young women vying for the title of Miss NOC Tonkawa on the Tonkawa campus.

Contestants will parade on stage in the annual dual Miss NOC Tonkawa-Miss NOC Enid Scholarship Pageant at 7:30 p.m. Tuesday in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center, according to pageant director Shannon Bradford. Miss Oklahoma 2013 Kelsey Griswold will entertain during the pageant.

Admission is $7 for adults, $5 for students and free for NOC students and employees with identification.

Johns, a graduate of Frederick Douglass High School, is a freshman working toward an associate’s degree in business. During her high school career, she participated in Key Club, drama, FCCLA, Spanish Club and World Languages Club. She was listed in Who’s Who among American High School Students and received numerous vocal medals, soccer medals and trophies.

She is the daughter of Elaine and Gary Johns.

For her talent presentation she will sing the pop number “Somewhere Only We Know.” Her platform issue is adoption, creating understanding and awareness of adoption and how it affects the lives involved.

Prior to the pageant, contestants will be individually interviewed by judges. During the pageant, they will compete in lifestyle and fitness in swimwear, artistic expression, presence and poise in evening wear and on-stage question.

Miss NOC Tonkawa 2014 will receive a $1,000 scholarship expense award and various gifts, including a Miss America crown and pin. She will represent the campus in the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant in Tulsa next June. Scholarship expense awards in the amounts of $600 and $400 will go to the first and second runners-up, respectively, and each nonfinalist will receive a $250 tuition waiver participation award. Edward Dixon, NOC fine arts, will be master of ceremonies.