Jordan Day is glad she made the decision to stay close to home and attend Cowley College instead of a four-year school.

Queen Alalah candidate Jordan Day

Photo by Rama Peroo/Cowley College

FROM LEFT: Queen Alalah candidates and Cowley College sophomores Kyrstyn Kinzie, Jordan Day, Brylee Burroughs, Mary Anderson and Braydee Holmes.

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 a paramedic and firefighter for 32 years.

After graduating from Cowley, Day plans to attend the the Butler Community College nursing program.

Before leaving Cowley, she hopes to continue making memories here.

“It will be fun to experience Arkalalah with this group of girls,” Day said.

This information was provided by Cowley College Director of Institutional Communications and Public Relations Rama Peroo.