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Arkalalah

 

Queen Alalah LXXX
Finalist

 

Devin Dice

 

Although Devin Dice was a well known and active student at Arkansas City High School, it wasn’t until she got to Cowley College that she found her calling.

The sophomore mass communications major is the daughter of Greg and Vicky Dice of Arkansas City. Along with her sister, Minden, she has a younger brother, Trey. Grandparents are, Kent and Karen Sisney of Ponca City, OK, and Ron and Janell (deceased) Dice of Blackwell, OK.

At Arkansas City High School, Dice was the senior class president, Homecoming Queen, vice president of AC Players, was in the School Counts Work Ethics program and was a Soroptimist Girl.

Along with a few of Dice’s friends, her sister, Minden, attended Cowley and graduated from the school in 2009.

“I had heard nothing but good things about the school from people who had gone there,” Dice said.

At Cowley, Dice is the campus editor of the Cowley Press student newspaper, is a field reporter for Cowley TV, is in the Concert Choir, CC Singers, PTK, and is a student ambassador and co-president of the Media Club.

“I enjoy meeting people and getting to know them as a person rather than as a subject I am doing a story on,” Dice said.

Singing is something that developed late for Dice.

“I grew up singing in my bedroom but never sang in the choir until I came to Cowley,” Dice said. “I spent last year letting my voice develop.”

The opportunity to sing for vocal music director Connie Donatelli as part of the Cowley College Concert Choir and CC Singers has been an amazing experience for Dice.

“Connie is like a second mom to all of us,” Dice said. “It is like a family in there. I could not have picked a better group of kids to spend the year with.”

The chance to serve as the editor of the Cowley Press and do work on Cowley TV has made Dice want to work for a television station in Wichita and eventually wind up employed for the news program “60 Minutes”.

“Cowley has given me so many opportunities to explore what I want to do,” Dice said.

Arkalalah has always been an exciting time of year for Dice and her family. Her parents, Greg and Vicky, were involved in the PTO at Roosevelt Elementary when Dice was a youngster, so she grew up with floats being built in her garage each fall.

“I love the atmosphere of being downtown during Arkalalah,” Dice said. “Some of my best memories are of taking part in the Fun Run.”

Dice has had friends that were Queen candidates in the past and has attended each of the last four coronations. Being one of this year’s five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXX is something Dice is looking forward to.

“It is an honor and is really special to me to be in this position,” Dice said. “It is an exciting time for my family and me.”

In her free time, Dice enjoys crocheting, singing, and being in nature settings. After Cowley, she hopes to transfer to the University of Kansas and study journalism.

Until then, Dice plans to cherish the opportunity of being a Queen candidate.

“I am going to enjoy this time to the fullest and don’t want to miss out on a minute of it,” Dice said.