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Queen Alalah LXXXIII


Becca Hocker


Growing up in Arkansas City, Becca Hocker has fond memories of attending the Queen Alalah coronations and the annual parade. Hocker will have an up close look at both of this year’s events as she is one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXIII. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 24 in the Robert Brown Theatre.

“Arkalalah  is my favorite time of year,” Hocker said. “I enjoy how everyone comes back to town for the event and I love the tradition of it.”

Hocker, an early childhood education major, is the daughter of Kim and the late Jesse Hocker. She is the granddaughter of Fred Loehrs of Arkansas City, and Dorothy Loehrs of Tulsa, OK. She has two sisters, Sarah 24, and Jennifer 32.

Both of her sisters attended Cowley College as did several of her cousins.

At Cowley, she is a student ambassador and a member of the Tiger cheer team.

“It’s been awesome at Cowley,” Hocker said. “I wouldn’t have had this experience anywhere else. Cowley has more of a family feel than at a bigger college.”

While a student at Arkansas City High School, she was a member of the cheer team as well as a competitive cheerleader for the Advanced Cheer Crew. She also served an internship at Jefferson and Francis Willard elementary schools as well as Sacred Heart.

She has worked at CornerBank in Arkansas City for the past year and a half and enjoys spending time with family and friends. She also enjoys shopping.

After Cowley, she plans to transfer to either the University of Oklahoma or Missouri State University. Wherever she chooses, she plans to continue cheering at her next school.

She plans to cherish the opportunity she has ahead of her as one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXIII.

 “I am so excited and definitely honored,” Hocker said. “I have known the Ark City girls since we were little, so it will be a lot of fun. It will be an experience to last a lifetime.”