Williams crowned Queen Alalah LXXIX
Having been crowned Little Miss Arkalalah at the age of five, Jordan Williams is now all grown up as evidenced by her being crowned Queen Alalah LXXIX during the coronation ceremony held Oct. 29 at Cowley’s Robert Brown Theatre.
Williams, an Arkansas City native, is the daughter of Kevin and Teri Williams.
The first runner-up was Jade Sparks, another Ark City native. The other three candidates were Jessica Coldwell, Amy Dunlap, and Erin Griffiths.
Williams attested to being the most nervous of the five candidates, but said the end result made it all worth while.
“Being crowned Queen Alalah is amazing,” Williams said. “This was an awesome experience that I will always remember.”
Queen Alalah LXXVIII, Ali Nittler, was on hand to pass her crown onto Williams.
The coronation also had performances by Prairie Voice, Ark High Singers, Ark City Dance, AC All Starz, and Ryan Smykil.
Lance Niles served as the Master of Ceremonies and introduced the former queens and the visiting queens from surrounding towns in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma.
Union State Bank president, John Sturd, was introduced as the 2010 Arkalalah parade grand marshal. While, Jevin Foust and Madi Jennings were crowned Little Mister and Miss Arkalalah.
At Cowley, Williams is the vice president of fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa, is a student ambassador, and is a member of the spirit squad.