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Queen Alalah LXXXI


Piper McCord


Having taken part in the Arkalalah parades and coronation festivities while dancing as a member of Ark City Dance, Cowley College sophomore Piper McCord has grown up loving Arkalalah.


McCord, who is leaning towards majoring in business administration, is 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.


“I have always admired the girls chosen as candidates,” McCord said. “It looked like such a fun time, and they’ve all said what a wonderful experience they had.”


Her mother is Joni Curl. Her father, Steve McCord, and step-father, Roy Curl, are both deceased. Grandparents are, Delena and John Watts (deceased) of Arkansas City, Jerry and Jan Bobek of Arkansas City, and Floid and Veleda McCord (deceased) of Georgia. She has three sisters, Paige Plihal 26, Hali McCord 23, and Chloe Curl 10.


McCord graduated from Arkansas City High School in 2011. At ACHS, she was involved in SADD, KAYS, FCA, Work Ethics, yearbook staff, National Honor Society, and was the captain of the danceline during her senior year.


McCord came to Cowley on a Studio Dance Scholarship. She has worked as a student assistant at the Cowley College Bookstore since July, 2011 and is also involved in Act One Drama Club, PTK, Math & Science Club, and is a student ambassador. She was a part of the school’s dance program as a freshman


“I have loved every minute of it,” McCord said. “Being in my hometown surrounded by friends and family while making new friendships has been great!”


She serves as a dance instructor at Ark City Dance and enjoys hanging out with friends and family in her spare time. She also enjoys traveling and attends church at Calvary Chapel.


McCord is considering attending Oklahoma State University after graduating from Cowley.


After watching how much fun the other Queen candidates have had through the years, McCord is eager to take her place as one of the five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXI.


“I am definitely looking forward to spending Arkalalah with the other queen candidates this year,” McCord said.