Community ActivityJordan Williams

Arkalalah

 

Queen Alalah LXXIX
Finalist

 

Jordan Williams

 

Having been connected with the Arkalalah festivities since she was a small child, Jordan Williams continues to hold the yearly event in high regard.

Williams, who at the age of five was crowned Little Miss Arkalalah, has also taken part in the Arkalalah parades as part of the Arkansas City High School cheerleading team.

She will grace this year’s stage as one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXIX.

“It’s crazy, I never thought it would be me,” Williams said.

Williams is the daughter of Kevin and Teri Williams. She has three sisters, LeAnna Winter 29, Kylee Viola 27, and Katie Williams 24. Grandparents are Linda DeMart of Arkansas City, and Harold Jenkins of South Carolina. Also, Roy (deceased) and Glennie Williams of Arkansas City.

She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 2009. At ACHS, she was class president all four years, served as the president of Students Against Destructive Decisions (SADD), was in FCA, and was a Soroptimist Girl.

“I thought Cowley would be a good place to start and figure out what I wanted to do,” Williams said.
At Cowley, she is the vice president of fellowship for Phi Theta Kappa, is a student ambassador, and is a member of the spirit squad.

She plans on majoring in dental hygiene, like her sister, Kylee, who is employed as a dental hygienist in Kimberling City, MO.

“I look up to my sister a lot and she enjoys being a dental hygienist,” Williams said.

Along with being a dental hygienist, Williams would also like to be a part-time photographer.

“I love taking pictures,” Williams said. “My goal is to be a dental hygienist three days a week and do photography on the days I am not working.”

Arkalalah is a special time of year for Williams and her family.

“All my family returns home because of the Arkalalah festivities,” Williams said. “I love seeing everyone and the food and parade are great. I am looking forward to getting to know the other (four) girls more and gain some friendships.”

After Cowley, Williams plans on applying for the dental hygiene program at either Wichita State University or the University of Missouri at Kansas City.

She is glad she came to Cowley to start her college career and is looking forward to the experience of being a finalist for Queen Alalah.

“I am very glad I came to Cowley because it helped me figure out what I wanted to do with my life,” Williams said.