Miss Edmond Liberty Fest Crowned Miss Oklahoma

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 9:34 am
By: News 9

It's been an exhilarating week of friendly competition for 45 young women.

After much deliberating, judges narrowed it down to one, crowning 20-year-old Alicia Clifton as the 2012 Miss Oklahoma.

The former Miss Edmond Liberty Fest is a junior at the University of Oklahoma who emphasized a platform of "lifelong volunteerism."

Along with the title, Clifton won a $16,000 scholarship. She will now go on to represent the state in the Miss America pageant later this year.

Miss Oklahoma State Fair, 24-year-old Damaris Pierce, was the first-runner up. She won $7,000.

Veronica Wisniewski, the 20-year-old Miss Frontier County from Oklahoma City, took second runner-up and a $4,000 scholarship.

Miss Eastern Oklahoma County, 23-year-old Megan Johnson, was the third runner-up, taking $3,000. And fourth runner-up Sarah Klein, the 20-year-old Miss Tulsa, won $2,000.

The pageant was held at the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University. This year marks the 40th year anniversary of the Miss Oklahoma Pageant.