Tulsa teenager Molly Colvard's
summer has been anything but typical.
The whirlwind started on the evening of June 9th when Colvard
was crowned Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen
2006 and earned over $2400 in cash scholarships as well as a tuition waiver to Oklahoma City University
valued at $9000.
An accomplished local performer, Colvard wowed the Mabee Center audience with "The Voice Within".
competed at Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen
as Miss Teen Oklahoma City University
, a school known for its winning pageant history.
Since winning the state title, Colvard
has entertained at several events and has worked with various groups of children regarding her
critical issue, "Stand Up, Speak Out: Preventing Bullying."
has also been busily preparing for the Miss America's Outstanding Teen Pageant to be held August 15-19 in Orlando , Florida . The teen pageant is endorsed by and affiliated with the Miss America Organization
and continues the Organization's strong tradition by providing scholarships and performance opportunities to accomplished 13 to 17-year-olds from across the nation.
From photo shoots to public speaking opportunities, from wardrobe fittings to vocal lessons, the summer has been anything but a boring for this talented young lady.
"Representing Oklahoma at the national pageant is the opportunity of a lifetime.
Even though there's a lot to do to prepare, I am enjoying it and am giving it my all every day so I can do my best in Orlando," said Colvard
in a recent interview.
The daughter of Dennis and Betsye Colvard, the 17-year-old will begin her
senior year at Bishop Kelly High School
A member of the Superintendent's Honor Roll, she holds a 3.95 GPA and was nominated to the National Youth Leadership Forum on Medicine and received the Untied States Achievement Academy Award for Outstanding Work in Mathematics.
Colvard is a ropes course facilitator, math tutor, and Salvation Army volunteer.
was named Urban Tulsa Weekly's "Tulsa's Absolute Best" Female Vocalist of the Year and was the youngest person on their "Tulsa's Top 100 Movers and Shakers" list.
Colvard has also been nominated for the Tulsa World's SPOT Award for Best Blues Performer.
To set up an interview with or a vocal performance by Molly Colvard
, Miss Oklahoma's Outstanding Teen
2006, please contact Emily Long Walton at (918) 809-1765.