OCU student captures Miss Oklahoma title

Sunday, June 8th 2008, 4:39 pm
By: News 9

Associated Press

TULSA, Okla. (AP) - Kelsey Cartwright of Collinsville, a student at Oklahoma City University, was crowned Saturday as Miss Oklahoma.

The 20-year-old, who qualified for the state contest as Miss Keystone Lake, will receive a $16,000 college scholarship for winning. Cartwright is a dance management major at OCU.

Two recent winners of the Oklahoma pageant have gone on to be crowned as Miss America -- Jennifer Berry of Tulsa in 2005 and Lauren Nelson of Lawton in 2006.

Cartwright's platform issue is open adoptions and during the talent portion of the pageant, she performed a lyrical dance entitled "I Want You To Meet Me."

Her parents are William and Kelli Cartwright.

Tiffany Tolbert of Verdigris, a Tulsa Community College student who holds the Miss Tulsa title, finished as the runner-up in the pageant and will receive an $8,000 scholarship.