Miss America Jennifer Berry to be welcomed by former winners

Thursday, February 23rd 2006, 11:03 am
By: News On 6

TULSA, Okla. (AP) _ The three living former Miss Americas from Oklahoma will join in welcoming home current Miss America Jennifer Berry of Tulsa.

Former Miss Americas Jane Jayroe, Susan Powell and Shawntel Smith will join Berry in official homecoming events in Tulsa and Jenks Friday and Saturday.

Berry will appear at a news conference today, then have lunch with long-time Miss Oklahoma Pageant sponsor the Kiwanis Club of Tulsa.

A sold-out Miss America Gala is Saturday night at the Oklahoma Aquarium in Jenks and the Miss America Revue will be Saturday afternoon at 2 at Jenks Public Schools.

Berry is a 2001 graduate of Jenks High School and attended the University of Oklahoma and is the fifth Oklahoman to win the Miss America title.

In addition to Jayroe, Powell, Smith and Berry, the late Norma Smallwood was Miss America in 1927.