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Current Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant titlists and the competitors for 2020 titles gather for a photo at the Woodward Arts Theatre on Wednesday. (Photo by Dawnita Fogleman)

Woodward is decorated with around 20 sparkling beauties this week as Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Scholarship Pageant contestants brighten the town.

Miss, Teen, Princess and Sweetheart competitions are held in conjunction with the Woodward Elks Rodeo.

The scholarship pageant is conducted by volunteers of the Oklahoma Rodeo Pageants Council (ORPC). The Miss Rodeo Oklahoma winning scholarship includes $2,500 with $1,000 for first runner-up and $500 going to second runner-up.

The Reigning 2019 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma is Kodi Smalygo is from Skiatook, where her family has a small cattle operation. She attends Oklahoma State University, pursuing a teaching degree. In December, she will represent Oklahoma at the Miss Rodeo America pageant in Las Vegas, Nev. during the Wrangler National Finals Rodeo.

Smalygo recounted coming to Woodward during the K101 Expo and the hospitality she received from the Woodward Elks, “They're amazing. They are so hospitable. They took care of us and that's why we (Miss Rodeo Oklahoma pageant) choose this places to call home.”

Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Teen 2019 Allie Baker is from Osage County. Baker has been barrel racing since she was nine years old. She attends TriCounty Tech working for a Cosmetology license while she is finishing high school and is planning to pursue a communications or public relations degree after she graduates.

Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Princess 2019 is Terra Fenton. She is from Pawnee and performs in the Original Pawnee Bill’s Wild West Show as Little Miss Sure Shot Annie Oakley. Fenton was the 2015 Miss Rodeo Oklahoma Sweetheart.

Wednesday afternoon, Woodward Arts Theatre and Josie Adams Cultural Centre hosted the speech and impromptu questions portion of the competition Tuesday afternoon.

Thursday at 8 a.m., the contestants will show off their horsemanship skills at the Woodward Roundup Arena at Crystal Beach. The horsemanship competition is free to the public.

Woodward area first responders will be honored at the fashion show on Friday. The fashion show and a luncheon will be held at the Woodward Conference Center at noon. Contestants will model elegant western dresses and sponsored clothing.

The coronation will be held Saturday, June 8 from 2:30 p.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Woodward Conference Center.