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Queen Alalah LXXVII


Blythe Colquhoun

Having served as Little Miss Arkalalah in 1993, Blythe Colquhoun has always enjoyed the festivities that surround Arkalalah. This time, Colquhoun is one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXVII. Crowning will take place at 8 p.m. Oct. 24 in the Robert Brown Theatre on Cowley’s Arkansas City campus.

“I have never missed an Arkalalah,” Colquhoun said. “My family is always one of the first ones at the Pancake Feed. I really enjoy seeing all the people that come back for Arkalalah. It’s my favorite time of year.”

Colquhoun graduated from Arkansas City High School in 2007. She is the daughter of David and Dawn Colquhoun. She has a brother, Nick 29, and sister, Courtney 24. Grandparents are Jack and Evelyn Underkofler of Bernice, Okla., Anita Colquhoun of Seattle, Wash., the late George Barnett, the late Joan Colquhoun and the late Dick Colquhoun. Her great grandmother is Marie Prier of Winfield, Kansas.

She came to Cowley on a social science scholarship.

“Coming to Cowley was one of the best decisions I have ever made,” Colquhoun said. “I love the faculty and staff and all the activities here at Cowley.”

At Cowley, she is vice president of services for Phi Theta Kappa, vice president of the Math and Science Club, a Cowley Ambassador, Cowley Captain, member of Act One, and has a role in the fall musical. She also serves as a work-study in the Cowley Bookstore.

She is majoring in early childhood development and hopes to one day teach at a preschool.
“I have always loved kids,” Colquhoun said.

Colquhoun graduated with three of the other Queen finalists and is happy to share this experience with this group of girls.

“We all get along really well,” Colquhoun said.

Away from her busy schedule at the college, Colquhoun likes to spend time with her family and friends. She especially enjoys being around her two nieces, DeLaney 2, and Addison 1.

After Cowley, Colquhoun plans on attending Wichita State University. However, she is going to enjoy her final year at Cowley and the opportunity to be a finalist for Queen Alalah.

“I’m really honored, this will always be really special to look back on,” Colquhoun said.