Community ActivityMicah Fry



Queen Alalah LXXXI


Micah Fry


Following in the footsteps of her father, James Fry, Cowley College sophomore Micah Fry is always looking for ways to give back to her local community. The graphic design/mass communications major will need to take some time for herself as she was recently named one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXI. Crowning will take place at 7:30 p.m. Oct. 26 in the Robert Brown Theatre on Cowley’s Arkansas City campus.

Fry is the daughter of James and Debra Fry. Grandparents are, Delores and Jerry Walker of Arkansas City and Gordon and Violet Fry of Arkansas City. She has a brother, Nathan 13.

With her father, James, serving as the coordinator of Cowley College’s Academic Civic Engagement through Service program, Fry grew up active in volunteer work.

In the community she has helped with Habitat for Humanity, Boy Scouts of America, and at Ark City Christian Academy (ACCA). She also attends First Assembly Church and Calvary Chapel.

Fry and her father have helped with the Kiwanis Pancake Feed at Arkalalah for a number of years. She also helped with the Ark City Christian Academy food booth prior to coming to Cowley.

“This definitely means a lot to me to be a Queen Alalah finalist, having grown up in Arkansas City,” Fry said. “It is something I never thought I would I would get to experience. I am excited for the opportunity.”

With James having worked at Cowley College for the past 15 years, Fry has grown up around the school.

While attending school at Arkansas City Christian Academy, Fry began taking classes at Cowley during her junior year of high school. By the time she graduated from ACCA she had already accumulated 27 credit hours from Cowley.

“Growing up with my dad working there, Cowley has always been like home,” Fry said. “Coming to school here just made sense. I love it here.”

Fry is involved in several activities and clubs at Cowley. She is involved with ACES, Act 1 Drama Club, Cowley Television, and Student Senate Representative for the Media Club. She is a Cowley Tutor, a Cowley College Student Ambassador, and also part of Phi Theta Kappa. All the while maintaining a 4.0 GPA and earning a spot on the President’s Honor Roll every semester at Cowley.

She was recently named the school’s September Student of the Month.

“I love having the opportunity to try anything at Cowley,” Fry said.

Although Fry is the only one of the five candidates that did not attend Arkansas City High School, she knows each of the other five candidates through growing up in Ark City and playing youth sports.

Fry is enjoying the opportunity to get to know the other candidates even better, and wants to soak it all in.

“It has already been a lot of fun and will be an experience of a lifetime,” Fry said. “It is something not everyone gets to do. I am looking at Arkalalah in a way I never did before.”