Cutline: Miss NOC Enid 2023 crowned by Miss Oklahoma 2022 Megan Gold and Miss NOC Enid 2022 Mia-Claire Jones. (photo by John Pickard/Northern Oklahoma College)
Cutline: Miss NOC Enid 1st Runner Up Isyss Morgan and Miss NOC Enid 2022 Kaycee Babek ((photo by John Pickard/Northern Oklahoma College)
Kaycee Babek named Miss NOC Enid 2023
Kaycee Babek of Meeker, Oklahoma, was named Miss NOC Enid 2022 at NOC Tonkawa Tuesday night in the Kinzer Performing Arts Center in Tonkawa.
She was crowned by Miss NOC Enid 2022 Mia-Claire Jones and Miss Oklahoma 2022 Megan Gold.
Babek received a $1000 scholarship expense award, Miss America crown and pin, sash and a bouquet of long-stemmed red roses. She will advance to the Miss Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant in Tulsa next June.
The new Miss NOC Enid is a sophomore majoring in pre-medicine.
For the talent competition, she performed a juggling act to “Say Hey.” Her Social Impact Statement was “Calling All Future Foster Parents.”
Isyss Morgan of Enid was the 1st Runner Up and receives a $600 scholarship expense award. Others in the competition included Ashleigh Miller of Cushing, Oklahoma, and Carson Collins of Mannford, Oklahoma. Miller and Collins each received a $250 scholarship expense award.
Candidates were judged in artistic expression, presence and poise in evening wear and on-stage question. Earlier in the day they were individually interviewed by the judges.
Dr. Edward Dixon, NOC Fine Arts Division chair, served as master of ceremonies for the evening. Miss Oklahoma 2022 Megan Gold performed for the audience.
Special entertainment was by Miss NOC Enid 2022 Mia-Claire Jones who played a piano selection.
NOC President Dr. Clark Harris, presented the official 2022 Miss NOC Enid portrait to Miss Jones.
The Miss NOC Tonkawa competition was also held, Kira Pendleton of Tonkawa was the winner.
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NOC, a public two-year community college, serves nearly 5,000 students on the home campus in Tonkawa, branch in Enid, NOC/OSU Gateway Program in Stillwater, online, and the University Center in Ponca City. Of these students about 60% receive financial aid and/or scholarships. Over 80% of NOC students complete their degree with zero debt.
NOC is accredited by the Higher Learning Commission and offers associate degrees in three general areas: Arts, Science and Applied Science. The associate degree fulfills lower-division course work which is applicable towards a bachelor’s degree.
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