UCO Celebrates Culture as Students Compete for 'Miss Hispanic 2014' Crown

April 11, 2014

Media Contact: Lindsay Houts, Staff Writer, UCO University Relations, 405-974-2121, lhouts@uco.edu

UCO CELEBRATES CULTURE AS STUDENTS COMPETE FOR ‘MISS HISPANIC 2014’ CROWN

University of Central Oklahoma students will compete for the Miss Hispanic UCO title during the university’s annual scholarship pageant at 7 p.m. April 19 in Nigh University Center Constitution Hall on Central’s campus. Luciana Perez, Miss Hispanic UCO 2009, is the pageant’s director. 

Themed “Noche de Pasarela” or “Night of Runway” for 2014, the pageant will award a $1,600 scholarship to the winner, $850 to the first runner-up and $500 to the second runner-up.

Contestants will also compete for the Erika Balderas Talent Award, the Fabiola Hernandez Photogenic Award, the Adelita Dixon People’s Choice Award and the Abby Balderas Future Businesswoman Award.

Admission is free for those with a UCO ID and $7 for those without. Doors will open at 6:30 p.m.

This year’s eight contestants, followed by hometown, classification and major are:

Daisy Argot
Oklahoma City
Junior, Vocal Performance

Rosie Arias
Bethany
Junior, Early Childhood Education

Yessica Deleon
Oklahoma City
Junior, Child Development

Shae Garcia
Moore
Junior, Organizational Communication

Marina Hernandez
Oklahoma City
Junior, Nursing

Estephania Meza
Guymon
Sophomore, Fashion Marketing and Photographic Arts

Kristina Potts
Norman
Junior, Forensic Science and Criminal Justice

Melina Rivera
Hardesty
Junior, Marketing

For more information, contact Stevie Johnson, coordinator for ODI, at 405-974-5946.

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Editor’s Note: To download photos of each contestant, visit www.uco.edu/photo/MissHispanicUCO2014.  

Cutline: Eight University of Central Oklahoma students will compete for the 2014 Miss Hispanic UCO title during the university’s annual scholarship pageant, 7 p.m. April 19 in Nigh University Center Constitution Hall on Central’s campus.