By Daurah Amos
On Sunday, Mar. 5, the sixth annual Miss DHS pageant was held at Durant High School.
The Miss DHS pageant is a DECA fundraiser. The pageant contained 14 contestants. Three of the contestants were freshmen, two were sophomores, five were juniors, and four were seniors.
The pageant contained casual wear, a talent portion, and evening/formal wear. The talent portion included singing, contemporary dance, clogging, french horn playing, and violin playing.
The winners of the pageant received various amounts of money depending on how many donations were given. Miss DHS, first runner up, second runner up, Ms. Congeniality, and Crowd Pleaser all received some amount of money.
Ms. Congeniality and Crowd Pleaser were both won by junior Madelynn Coffey.
“I got about $500 from my jar for Crowd Pleaser. I was very excited and surprised. I didn’t expect to win anything because this was my very first pageant, but I’m very excited about it and I’m totally going to do it next year because it was a really great experience,” Coffey said.
Coffey received several coupons for various food places for winning Ms. Congeniality as well. “I cannot wait to use them because I love to eat,” Coffey said.
The second runner up was Adrian Tucker, first runner up was Claire Soltis, and the winner was senior, Christian Chaney. Chaney has been in the pageant several times so she was very confident and composed while competing on stage. Chaney received approximately $1,300 from Southeastern Oklahoma State University as a result of winning Miss DHS.