Community ActivityKatie Bevilacqua



Queen Alalah LXXVI

Katie Bevilacqua
Along with being a member of the Tigerette Danceline, Katie Bevilacqua is a student ambassador, Student Government Association President, a resident assistant in the Oscar Kimmel Dormitory, and is involved in PAWS, Campus Christian Fellowship, and ACES.

All of this has not slowed her down enough to keep her being one of the five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXVI. Crowning will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Robert Brown Theatre on Cowley’s Arkansas City campus.

Bevilacqua came to Cowley from Maize High School, where she was a member of the tennis team. She heard about Cowley from her life long friend, Lisa West, who came to school with Bevilacqua as a freshman. She ended up getting an ACES Scholarship to attend Cowley.

After attending the Dancing with the Tigerettes clinic for fun one evening, she was talked in to trying out for the squad.

“I did sports all through junior high and high school and it was weird not doing sports, so I talked to Lindsay (Sanderholm) about it and it has been a lot of fun,” Bevilacqua said. “I get bored easily, so I would rather be busy than have nothing to do.”

Bevilacqua is glad she came to Cowley.

“I toured here and Butler and I liked it here a lot better,” Bevilacqua. “The campus and dorms here are nicer and I have had a lot of fun here.”

She is the daughter of Mike and Louise Bevilacqua of Winfield. The sophomore pharmacy major at Cowley has one sister, Beth 21, who attends St. Gregory’s University, and two adopted brothers, Scott 17, and Zach 15. Scott is a sophomore and Zach is a freshman at Winfield High School.

Grandparents are, the late Ralph and Bonnie Haslouer of Abilene, and Mike and Mary Bevilacqua of Grand Prairie, Texas.

Bevilacqua had an opportunity to experience Arkalalah for the first time last year, and also helped work the Pancake Feed.

“I had a blast at Arkalalah last year,” Bevilacqua said.

This year, she will be even more involved in the Arkalalah festivities.

“It’s an honor because there are a lot of girls that deserved it,” Bevilacqua said.

She recently switched her major from elementary education/Spanish to pharmacy.

“I love chemistry and I will probably still minor in Spanish,” Bevilacqua said.

After Cowley, she plans to transfer to either the University of Kansas or Oklahoma University to attend med-school.

“I would like to work in Spain, or volunteer at a third world country,” Bevilacqua said.

Bevilacqua is friends with the other four Queen candidates and as a student ambassador she works with Courtney Crain in the Admissions Office, she dances with Ashley Cochran, she had a class with Jancye Sturd last year, and took part in Relay for Life with Elisha Swope and Cochran over the summer.

“We’re all good friends,” Bevilacqua said. “I’m looking forward to this and am going to have fun with it.”