Arkalalah

 

Queen Alalah LXXXV

Finalist

 

Bruce takes her turn on the Robert Brown Theatre stage

 

Morgan Bruce

 

Morgan BruceHaving watched her cousins, Jordan and Madison McDowell, be crowned Queen Alalah, Cowley College sophomore Morgan Bruce will have her turn in the spotlight as she was named one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXV. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 28 in the Robert Brown Theatre.


Bruce is the daughter of Phillip and Michelle Bruce. She is the granddaughter of Jim and Sherry McDowell of Arkansas City, and Marge and the late Herb Bruce of Arkansas City. She has one sister, Audrianna 15.


She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 2015. At ACHS, she was involved in tennis, Student Council, KAYS, and the National Honor Society.


Bruce said the decision to attend Cowley was an easy one.


“The school has a tight knit feel to it and it also helps that it is less expensive than a four-year school,”

 

Bruce said. “I love the people here, especially those in the admissions office and science department.”


At Cowley, she is involved in the Cowley Activity Awareness Team (CAAT) and is a student ambassador.


Away from Cowley, the pre-dentistry major is busy working three jobs. She is employed at Rogers Family Dentistry, and serves as a nanny for Scott and Nicole Rogers, while also working at an area law office.

 

She also has been involved with Big Brothers and Big Sisters for the past four years and volunteers at First Baptist Church in Ark City with the Awana program.


Along with enjoying the carnival, parade, and tasty Arkalalah food, Bruce has attended nearly every coronation since she was a child and was proud to see her cousins, Jordan and Madison, crowned Queen Alalah.


“Ever since I was little I wanted to be one of those queens on stage,” Bruce said. “I am honored, this is a huge blessing and I am excited for Arkalalah to get here.”


After Cowley she plans to transfer to Oklahoma State University to major in bio-chemistry. But, for now, she plans to enjoy the festivities leading up to coronation with the other queen candidates.


“The five of us are so close and I am excited for us to become even closer,” Bruce said.

 

 

 

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