Saturday night, six contestants took part in the 2018 Miss Altus Outstanding Teen Pageant at the Altus City Auditorium.
Contestants included Kennedy Martin, Meadow Goodwin, Kylee James, Paige Condon, Taylor Robinson and Estelle Isaac. Contestants for Miss Altus Outstanding Teen are between ages 14 and 17.
The pageant consisted of four categories which make up the contestants total score: Lifestyle and Active Wear accounts for 15 percent, Interview accounts for 25 percent, Artistic Expression accounts for 35 percent, and Presence and Poise account for 25 percent of the total score.
The pageant awards scholarship money to pageant contestants donated from Western Oklahoma State College, Becky Warren, CPA; and cash awards from various local businesses and former Miss Altus Outstanding Teens Lexie Herron, Savannah Phillips, and Molly Little with flowers, trophies, gift certificates, and other gifts from local sponsors.
Special guests for the evening included Miss Oklahoma’s Outstanding Teen 2017 Evelyn Smith, Master of Ceremonies Lake Carpenter, and a panel of certified judges. Little Darlings, Kenzie Abernathy, Scarlett Staggs, Arian Brian, Emma Gloria, Taegan Reyes, Zoee Tyler, Analisa Isaac, Eliciah Ramirez, Melynn Bush, Macie Jo Gribble, Lizzie Humble, Emma Morley, Charlies Robinson, and Josie Robinson were also presented at the pageant.
A farewell was given to Miss Altus Outstanding Teen 2017 Lynzie Herron before the next Miss Altus Outstanding Teen was named.
Taylor Robinson was named Runner-Up and Miss Photogenic. She received a $100 scholarship, $100 tuition waiver, flowers, a trophy, a gift certificate, gift basket, and a family bowling package. Meadow Goodwin was named Miss Congeniality.
Non-finalists received a $50 cash award from Frazer Bank.
Kennedy Martin was crowned Miss Altus Outstanding Teen 2018 after performing a jazz dance routine to “How to Be A Heartbreaker,” by Marina and the Diamonds and speaking on the importance of music in schools.
She received $1,300 in tuition waivers, scholarships and pageant entry fees along with an Official Miss America Crown donated by the Altus Firefighters Association and a vehicle to use for Pageant Week on loan from Wilmes Chevrolet.
Reach Katrina Goforth at 580-482-1221, ext. 2077.