Miss Edmond Liberty Fest Crowned Miss Oklahoma

Sunday, June 10th 2012, 9:57 am
By: News On 6

It's been an exhilarating week of friendly competition for 45 young women.

After much deliberating, judges narrowed it down to one, crowning 20-year-old Alicia Clifton as the 2012 Miss Oklahoma.

The former Miss Edmond Liberty Fest is a junior at the University of Oklahoma who emphasized a platform of "lifelong volunteerism."

Along with the title, Clifton won a $16,000 scholarship. She will now go on to represent the state in the Miss America pageant later this year.

Miss Oklahoma State Fair, 24-year-old Damaris Pierce, was the first-runner up. She won $7,000.

Veronica Wisniewski, the 20-year-old Miss Frontier County from Oklahoma City, took second runner-up and a $4,000 scholarship.

Miss Eastern Oklahoma County, 23-year-old Megan Johnson, was the third runner-up, taking $3,000. And fourth runner-up Sarah Klein, the 20-year-old Miss Tulsa, won $2,000.

The pageant was held at the Mabee Center at Oral Roberts University. This year marks the 40th year anniversary of the Miss Oklahoma Pageant.

The Associated Press contributed to this story.