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November 14, 2014


Scholarships awarded to top-two Queen Alalah finalists

Queen ScholarshipsOn top of being named the top-two finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXIII, Madison McDowell and Abbi Moulton were recently presented with scholarships.

McDowell, who was crowned Queen Alalah LXXXIII on Oct. 24, was awarded a Dorothy Moore Harbaugh (Queen Alalah I) Endowed Scholarship worth $700 and a scholarship on behalf of the Ark City Clinic worth $500.

Along with Dorothy Moore Harbaugh, her daughter, Ann Redding, and son, Hank Harbaugh, helped establish the scholarship.

“It’s definitely a huge bonus,” McDowell said. “I want to thank Dorothy’s family and the Ark City Clinic. It is still unreal.”

Moulton was presented with a $350 scholarship thanks to General Electric.

“It was just an honor to be up for Queen Alalah, so I am more than thankful for the scholarship,” Moulton said.

Ben Schears, Cowley College vice president for institutional advancement, and Tasha Bucher, executive director for the Arkalalah Executive Committee, were on hand to award McDowell and Moulton with the scholarships.

“We couldn’t do it without our sponsors,” Bucher said. “It’s an honor to be able to help fund education for the kids.”