Miss Oklahoma Visits Central High
Miss Oklahoma, Addison Price, stopped by Central High School this past week on November 7, to visit with the grade 7-12 students and Mrs. Lacey Taylor’s fifth grade class. Price was introduced to the students by Michala Owens, Central High Senior and the reigning Miss Stephens County Free Fair 2019. Price opened the conversation by introducing herself as “not Miss Oklahoma, not Addison Price but simply as ‘Addi’,” because her friends call her Addi…and she was among friends.
The visit was part of her statewide tour, which allows her to interact one on one with students across the State as she shares her platform.
She emphasized that her goal to become Miss Oklahoma had been a process, not just a spur of the moment idea. She had set a goal and worked consistently for five years to achieve it.
As part of her conversation with the students, Price talked about the importance of kindness and how it is critical to be accepting of individuals from all walks of life. Her platform focuses on individuals with special needs, which she says covers a “broad spectrum, from dyslexia to autism, physical to intellectual, all people have feelings, dreams, and desires.”
During her chat, she used an acrostic for the word HOPE. The H representing Heart or the act of being kind; O for Observe as you observe others in need; P for Patience, having patience with friends; E for Engage, getting involved when someone needs help.
At the end of her talk, Price fielded questions from the students regarding her platform and some personal questions including an inquiry from one young lady who wanted to know what was her favorite evening gown. She replied that it would be her Miss America evening gown but that details would have to wait until the official Miss America Pageant which will air December 19, 2019 from Uncasville, Connecticut.
Price told the students that if she wins they would have a part in her success since she was able to practice her platform presentation for them. “It was an honor to be able to introduce Miss Oklahoma. She was genuine, relatable, and possessed a passion for people with ‘disabilities,’” Owens said. “Since I have met her in person, it will be really neat to watch her on stage at the Miss America Pageant and cheer her on.”
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