Community ActivityCaitlynn McVey



Queen Alalah LXXXII


Caitlynn McVey


Former Miss Silverdale a candidate for Queen Alalah

Gracing the Robert Brown Theatre stage as part of the Queen Alalah festivities will be nothing new to Cowley College sophomore Caitlynn McVey as the agriculture major prepares to be one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXII. Coronation will be held at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in the Robert Brown Theatre.


Born and raised in Arkansas City, McVey played basketball, softball and ran cross country at Arkansas City High School. She was also a member of the Usherettes, was involved in FFA, the Work Ethic program, the National Honor Society, and was a January 2012 Soroptimist Girl.


While at Ark City High School, she was the runner-up for Miss Arkansas City and served as a visiting queen as Miss Silverdale 2012 during the Queen Alalah coronation.


“It was a little nerve wracking but when I got in the moment it ended up being a lot of fun,” McVey said.

She was also named homecoming queen her senior year at ACHS, was a Wendy’s Heisman nominee, was class valedictorian and received multiple other awards.


She is the daughter of John and Jeannette McVey of Arkansas City. She is the granddaughter of Alice and Harry McVey of Ottumwa, IA, and the late Eugene and Mary Ellen McCorgary. She has two brothers, Mason 22, and Myles 15.


McVey came to Cowley as the recipient of several scholarships and was a member of the Lady Tiger basketball team as a freshman. This year, she is a student ambassador, work study in the Natural Science Department, and is involved in Phi Theta Kappa.


Her experience as Miss Silverdale has helped prepare her to be one of the Queen Alalah finalists. However, it did not make learning she was one of the five finalists any less special.


“I am so excited,” McVey said. “It means a lot to be recognized this way.”


As a child, McVey would participate in the Fun Run and also took part in some of the Street Games at Arkalalah.


Like most of the people that attend Arkalalah, McVey enjoys hitting the food stands.


Although she admits to being a little nervous about coronation, McVey is looking forward to the event.


“I want it to be a fun experience and not too stressful,” McVey said. “I also want to make friends with the other candidates and the visiting queens.”


After Cowley, McVey plans to transfer to Kansas State University.