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October 30, 2017


Kyrstyn Kinzie crowned Queen Alalah LXXXVI


Kyrstyn Kinzie crowned Queen Alalah 2017Having been named first runner-up for Little Miss Arkalalah in 2001 and serving as Miss Manhattan two years ago, Cowley College sophomore Kyrstyn Kinzie can now add Queen Alalah to her list of accomplishments as she was named Queen Alalah LXXXVI Friday night inside the Robert Brown Theatre.

The first runner-up was Arkansas City native Brylee Burroughs. The other three candidates were Mary Anderson, Jordan Day, and Braydee Holmes.

Queen Alalah LXXXV, Morgan Bruce, was on hand to pass her crown onto Kinzie.

The coronation also had performances by participants in Cowley College’s upcoming Theatre Department production of “Mary Poppins”, A.I.M. Dance Studio, Prairie Voice Choir, and Journey Kids.

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. They were also present for the crowning of Little Mister (Cooper Aldridge) and Miss Arkalalah (Baylor Graber). 
Tony Tapia was also introduced as Grand Marshall.

Kinzie is the daughter of Marty and Jacinda Kinzie of Derby. Her grandparents are, Charlie and Darlene Kinzie of Arkansas City, and Tom and Marilyn (deceased) Shaw of Arkansas City. She has three sisters, Casey Lonis (34), Chelsea Lonteen (28), and Timber Kinzie (22). She also has a brother, Jace, which passed away in 2008.

At Cowley, Kinzie is a student ambassador, president of Student Senate, and was a previous member of the cheer team and resident assistant at the Lodge Dormitory.

Away from Cowley, the early childhood education/special education major is involved in the Big Brothers and Big Sisters program, and works with the Four County Mental Health Center and in area after school programs.

After Cowley, she plans to transfer to Wichita State University.

Being crowned Queen Alalah LXXXVI is a dream come true for Kinzie.

“This is an incredible honor,” Kinzie said. “I am ready to serve the community in a positive way.”