Jaidyn Burrell Named Miss NOC

Ponca City Now - October 19, 2023 6:25 am

Jaidyn Burrell of Roland, Oklahoma, was crowned Miss NOC Tuesday, October 17, at the Kinzer Performing Arts Center.

She was crowned by Miss NOC Tonkawa 2023 Kira Pendleton and Miss NOC Enid 2023 Kaycee Babek.

Burrell, a Pre-Nursing student at NOC Enid, received a $1000 scholarship expense award, Miss America crown and pin, sash and a bouquet of long-stemmed red roses. She will advance to the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant in Tulsa next June.

Her talent was performing the Pink Panther theme on the piano.  Her Community Service Initiative is “Doodling Kindness One Crayon at a Time.”  She also plays on the Jets Softball team.

First runner-up for Miss NOC was Jocelyn Kuhlmann from Tonkawa.   She received a $600 scholarship expense award.

Second runner-up was Abby Davis of Tonkawa who received a $400 scholarship expense award.  Other finalists were Kennedy Brown, Ponca City, and Alee Hunt, Seiling.

Other delegates in the Miss NOC Scholarship Competition were Kila Venable, Enid; Autumn Leist, Ponca City; Makayla McCullough, Alva; Faith Oshiro, Enid; Alyssa Walker, Ponca City; and Cheyenne Ethridge, Longview, Texas.  Each received a $250 tuition waiver participation award.

Candidates were judged in the talent competition as well as artistic expression, presence and poise in evening and exercise wear and an on-stage question. Earlier in the day they were individually interviewed by five judges.

Dr. Edward Dixon, NOC Fine Arts Division chair, served as master of ceremonies for the evening.

Miss Oklahoma 2023 Sunny Day performed for the audience.

Special entertainment was provided by Day, Dixon, Pendleton, and Babek.

NOC President Dr. Clark Harris and Miss NOC Program Director Shannon Varner, presented official portraits to Miss Pendleton and Miss Babek.

This is the first time the Miss NOC Tonkawa and Miss NOC Enid pageants were combined.

Jaidyn Burrell (center) was crowned Miss NOC Tuesday, October 17,  night at the Kinzer Performing Arts Center.  Abby Davis (left) was the second runner-up while Jocelyn Kuhlmann (right) was the first runner up.  (photo by Shiloh Martin/Northern Oklahoma College).

Northern Oklahoma College, the state’s first public community college, is a multi-campus, land-grant institution that provides high quality, accessible, and affordable educational opportunities and services which create life-changing experiences and develop students as effective learners and leaders within their communities in a connected, ever-changing world.

NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 4,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships.  Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.

NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science.  The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.

Call (580) 628-6200 for more information about Northern Oklahoma College or visit www.noc.edu .


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