Campbell Crowned Queen
When Maggie Campbell was in the first grade, she and other members of Cindy’s School of Dance in Arkansas City performed routines on Summit Street as part of Arkalalah’s Saturday parade. Years later, Campbell became a visiting queen, and got her first glimpse of the coronation.
Now, the Cowley sophomore can add another special memory to her scrapbook as she was voted Queen Alalah LXX during the annual coronation on Oct. 26. Chantal Sanders of Arkansas City was first runnerup. “I was very surprised to be a finalist,” said Campbell, the daughter of Karen and Michael Campbell of Cedar Vale.
“I didn’t expect this at all. I’m very honored.”
As a senior in high school, Campbell was Miss Cedar Vale and was a visiting queen. That weekend two years ago has provided fond memories. “It was very special,” said the elementary education major. “They made it a big deal. They treated you very nicely. You felt special. They treated you like a queen.” Campbell, who has an older brother Jacob and older sister Jami, also recently was named November Student of the Month.
She is a member of the women’s basketball team, is a Student Ambassador, is a member of Phi Theta Kappa, and is involved in Campus Christian Fellowship. She holds a work-study job with the college’s maintenance department, and she is a member of the First Baptist Church of Cedar Vale. Scheduled to graduate in May, Campbell isn’t sure what her future holds after Cowley. “My sister’s a junior at Kansas State, and I’m thinking about moving in with her in the summer,” Campbell said.