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Queen Alalah LXXVI




It’s been quite a start to the school year for Cowley College’s Courtney Crain as the sophomore from Arkansas City was named the September Student of the Month and was then informed she is one of five candidates for Queen Alalah LXXVI.

Crain grew up around the Arkalalah festivities and hoped to one day be a part of the Queen’s court. However, she was not expecting the honor.

“I was totally shocked, I have gone to Arkalalah since I was born,” Crain said. “As a little girl I would see the Queen’s on the float and think how cool it would be to get to do that.”

She does not have to dream any more as she is 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.

“It’s going to be really fun, I’m really excited,” Crain said.

Crain, the daughter of Kent and Pam Crain, is a sophomore communications major. She has two younger brothers that attend Ark City Christian Academy. Christopher is a freshman and Carson is in sixth grade. Grandparents are, Elmo and Barbara Crain of Arkansas City, and Bob and Pat Brown of Ark City.

At Cowley, Crain is the Assistant Editor of the Cowley Press, the President for Tyger Tawk, the Vice President of Fellowship in Phi Theta Kappa and a Student Ambassador. She is also involved in Campus Christian Fellowship, Journalism club, Math and Science club and the Act One fall musical. She also serves as a work study for the Humanities Department and is a member of the Concert Choir.
She has also participated in Relay for Life and Bowl for Kid’s Sake. Off campus, she is a co-teacher for first grade Sunday school and sings in the youth praise band at her church.

Although just graduating from Ark City Christian Academy in May, Crain had been taking classes at Cowley for the past two years. Crain has thoroughly enjoyed her time at Cowley.

“I have become a lot more independent and been able to get involved with a lot of different things,” Crain said. “I have become even more outgoing and met a lot of people. I love Cowley, I don’t like having to think about leaving.”

In her free time she enjoys singing, cooking, scrap booking and shopping. She also enjoys spending time with family and friends.

After graduating from Cowley, she plans to transfer to a four year school with a good communications program. She has looked into John Brown University in Siloam Springs, Ark., and Missouri Southern University in Joplin, Mo.

She hopes one day to become a news anchor or investigative reporter. She is currently taking a broadcasting class at Cowley.

Crain is looking forward to the Arkalalah festivities.

“I love the food and the atmosphere,” Crain said. “It’s a great time for the community and lots of fun. This is a great group of girls, I’m looking forward to every minute of it.”