The Oklahoma Rodeo Pageants Council, Inc., host of the Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant, has recently announced their upcoming pageant in Oklahoma City. The pageant will be held July 20 through July 23, 2011 and two girls from Rattan will take part in t he pageant representing the 2011 Hugo PRCA Rodeo.
Cassidy Courtwright , 15, and Hannah Courtwright, 13, both of Rattan, and recent winners of the Hugo PRCA Rodeo Teen and Princess divisions, will be competing in the 2012 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Pageant. Cassidy will be competing in the Teen Division, while her sister Hannah will be competing in the Princess Division.
In conjunction with Wrangler’s Tough Enough to Wear Pink program and the Rein in Cancer program, the organization will sponsor a “Paint the Town Pink” event. This event will raise awareness of breast cancer and raise funds for the Susan G. Komen Foundation as well as the Rein in Cancer organization. Other public events will include horsemanship, speeches and modeling with dinner at the National Cowboy and Western Heritage Museum.
All pageant contestants will receive welcome gifts. The 2012 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma will receive a $1,000 scholarship from the Oklahoma Rodeo Pageants Council, Inc. (ORPC) as well as a traveling crown and chaps, trophy saddle, trophy buckle, a custom portrait by Jack J. Wells, Western Artist, and entry fee to the 2013 Miss Rodeo America Pageant. The first runner-up will receive a $500 scholarship from the Oklahoma Rodeo Pageants Council, Inc. (ORPC). The 2012 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Teen will also receive a $500 scholarship from the ORPC, traveling crown and chaps, trophy saddle, and a trophy buckle. The 2012 Miss Oklahoma Rodeo Princess will receive traveling crown and chaps, trophy saddle, and a trophy buckle. All Sweetheart contestants will receive an array of prizes from Leather, Etc. of Ponca City. In addition, prizes will be awarded to runner-ups and category winners.
The mission of the Oklahoma Rodeo Pageants Council, Inc. is to provide opportunities for the young women of Oklahoma to maximize their educational potential while promoting the state of Oklahoma through the sport of rodeo. The pageant selects Oklahoma’s representative to the Miss Rodeo America Pageant held each year in Las Vegas, as part of the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo. This year’s Miss Rodeo Oklahoma, Jamie Virden, will be competing against other state contestants for the 57th Miss Rodeo America title. To learn more about the pageant and its mission visit www.missrodeooklahoma.com .