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November 2, 2009

Nittler named Queen Alalah LXXVIII


Ali NittlerWith her heart pounding and hands shaking, Ali Nittler was elated to hear her named called as she was crowned Queen Alalah LXXVIII during the coronation ceremony held Friday at Cowley’s Robert Brown Theatre.

Nittler, an Arkansas City native, is the daughter of Randy and Deb Nittler.

The first runner-up was Erin Burroughs, another Ark City native. The other three candidates were Aubrey Denney, Dange Sanders, and Valerie White.

Nittler enjoyed the experience of being a finalist for Queen Alalah, and could not be happier with the end result.

“It was all worth it,” Nittler said. “I will remember this for the rest of my life.”

Queen Alalah LXXVIII, Dori Stevens, was on hand to pass her crown onto Nittler.

The coronation also had performances by the Magic Voices Show Choir, Ark High Singers, Arkansas City High School Jazz Band, ACHS Purple Paws Dance Team, and Ryan Smykil.

Dr. Nick Rogers served as the Master of Ceremonies and introduced the former queens and the visiting queens from surrounding towns in southern Kansas and northern Oklahoma. Rogers was surprised to learn that he and his wife, Christie, are the 2010 grand marshals. While, Nittler’s niece, Adrianna Davis, was named a junior grand marshall.

At Cowley, Nittler is involved in Phi Theta Kappa, Math and Science club and actively participates in intramurals and other campus activities. She is a Cowley Captain, Student Ambassador, Cowley Tutor and SGA Secretary. She was named the school’s September Student of the Month.