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October 29, 2007


Cochran named Queen Alalah LXXVI

Overcoming adversity to succeed in life, Cowley College sophomore Ashley Cochran was crowned Queen Alalah LXXVI during the coronation ceremony held Friday at Cowley’s Robert Brown Theatre.

Cochran, an Arkansas City native, is the daughter of Stan and Melissa Cochran.

The first runner-up was Courtney Crain, another Ark City native. The other three candidates were Katie Bevilacqua, Jancye Sturd and Elisha Swope.

The coronation also had performances by the Ark High Singers and Middle School Magic Voices, Tim Durham and Piper Leigh, and the singing of “Something’s Coming” and “Maria” by Ryan Smykil.

Marty Mutti served as the Master of Ceremonies and introduced the former queens and the visiting queens from surrounding towns in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Mutti also announced that Terri Eaton is the 2007 grand marshal.