Day: October 11, 2017

Mary Anderson looking forward to immersing herself in Arkalalah festivities

Mary Anderson did not grow up in Arkansas City, but that has not stopped her from sharing in the excitement of the annual fall Arkalalah celebration. She will learn all there is to know about Arkalalah after being named one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in Cowley College’s Robert Brown Theatre. Anderson is the daughter of Junior and the late Carla Anderson, of Lawton, Oklahoma. Her grandmother, Jean McCrory, lives in Sherman, Texas. She graduated from Elgin (Oklahoma) High School in 2016. At Elgin, she was involved in basketball, volleyball, track, Fellowship of Christian Athletes, FFA and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. Anderson came to Cowley on a track scholarship. She ran track as a freshman and now is a Student Ambassador, resident assistant at The Lodge dormitory, and member of the Student Senate. “Cowley has been great,” Anderson said. “The teachers and people at the school are really friendly.” As a member of the Lady Tigers track and field team, Anderson competed in sprint events and the heptathlon. She helped Cowley to finish as the conference champion during the 2017 indoor season and place 13th at indoor nationals. Away from Cowley, the business administration major tutors at Frances Willard Elementary School in Arkansas City. After Cowley, Anderson plans to attend a four-year school and hopes one...

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Brylee Burroughs stepping off court, onto stage as Queen Alalah candidate

After growing up around Cowley College, Brylee Burroughs will fulfill a dream when she takes the stage as one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the college’s Robert Brown Theatre. Burroughs is the daughter of Darren and Carolyn Burroughs, of Arkansas City. Her grandparents are the late Darrel Burroughs and Mary Burroughs, who resides in Crescent, Oklahoma. Her brother, Brent, played baseball at Cowley and now is an assistant baseball coach at Independence Community College. Burroughs graduated from Arkansas City High School in 2016. At ACHS, she participated in volleyball, track, Soroptimists, basketball, orchestra, Usherettes, the KAY Club, Future Business Leaders of America, Fellowship of Christian Athletes and the National Honor Society. Since her father, Darren, serves as the assistant baseball coach at Cowley and her uncle, Dave, has served as the head coach at the school for the past 30 years, Brylee has bled orange and black since she was a child. “I grew up around Cowley. Everyone has a school they want to go to and Cowley was that school for me,” Burroughs said. “I could not wait to come to school at Cowley.” Burroughs is a middle hitter on the nationally ranked Cowley College volleyball team. The elementary education major also is involved in Cowley’s Phi Theta Kappa organization. Having grown up in Ark City, Burroughs...

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Day eager to experience Arkalalah in new light as Queen Alalah candidate

Jordan Day is glad she made the decision to stay close to home and attend Cowley College instead of a four-year school. The decision has paid off with Day having been named one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the college’s Robert Brown Theatre. Day is the daughter of Joel and Teresa Day, of Arkansas City. Her grandparents are Vance and Sandy Day, and Judy Day-Trenary, all of Arkansas City. She has a sister, Elyssa, 21. Day graduated from Arkansas City High School in 2016. At ACHS, she participated in softball, Student Council, KAY Club, FFA, Usherettes and leadership class, and also was a Soroptimist Girl. At Cowley, she is a Student Ambassador majoring in pre-nursing. “I am glad I came to Cowley. I have met a lot of new friends,” Day said. Each year, she said she looks forward to seeing friends and family during Arkalalah. “It will be exciting to experience Arkalalah in a whole different way this year,” Day said. “When I was little, I always thought how cool it would be to be on the Queen’s float in the parade.” Away from Cowley, Day is a registered CNA and EMT who works in the emergency room at South Central Kansas Medical Center. Her interest in that line of work grew out of her father being...

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Involved student Holmes to add Queen Alalah candidate to list of activities

Braydee Holmes has immersed herself in many activities at Cowley College. Now the sophomore mass communications major will add to her busy schedule by being one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the college’s Robert Brown Theatre. Holmes is the daughter of Chris Holmes and Tisha Kistler, of Udall. She is the granddaughter of Ray Holmes, of Udall, and Sherrie Holmes, of Winfield. She has two sisters — Daylen Holmes, 21, and Kamren Holmes, 18 — and a brother, Tavor Kistler, 12. She also has a stepsister, Kaela Massey, 19, and stepbrother, Josh Massey, 15. Holmes graduated from Udall High School in 2016. At Udall, she was involved in the yearbook, volleyball, basketball, softball, cheerleading, band, Future Business Leaders of America, the National Honor Society, and Family, Career and Community Leaders of America. She also was the class secretary and Student Council secretary. Holmes’ father, Chris, attended Cowley College and was involved in the school’s band program. Her sister, Daylen, also attended Cowley. “I went on a tour of the campus and really enjoyed it,” she said. “I liked how friendly everyone was.” At Cowley, Holmes is the editor-in-chief of the Cowley Press student newspaper, secretary for the Media Club and a Student Ambassador, and also is involved in the student broadcast and Act One Drama Club. “I am glad...

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Kinzie goes from Little Miss Arkalalah finalist to Queen Alalah candidate

After her sister and aunt took the stage at previous Arkalalah coronations, Cowley College sophomore Kyrstyn Kinzie now will have her turn in the spotlight after she was named one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVI. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Oct. 27 in the college’s Robert Brown Theatre. Kinzie is the daughter of Marty and Jacinda Kinzie, of Derby. Her grandparents are Charlie and Darlene Kinzie, of Arkansas City, and Tom and the late Marilyn Shaw, also of Arkansas City. She has three sisters — Casey Lonis, 34; Chelsea Lonteen, 28; and Timber Kinzie, 22. She also had a brother, Jace, who passed away in 2008. Kinzie was born in Arkansas City and was the first runner-up for Little Miss Arkalalah in 2001. She moved to Manhattan at the age of 4 and went on to graduate from Manhattan High School in 2016. At Manhattan, she was involved in cheerleading, the Spirit Club and FFA. She grew up watching her sister, Casey, cheer at Cowley and set a goal of one day also cheering at the school. Kyrstyn Kinzie spent her first semester at Cowley as a member of the cheer team, currently is a Student Ambassador and president of the Student Senate, and was a previous resident assistant at The Lodge dormitory. “Coming to Cowley to cheer was a dream come true and now being...

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