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Community Focus: Miss Jabberwock 2018

(Courtesy Miss Jabberwock pageant)

The cost of college continues to rise and some students may be on the fence about the price tag of higher education.

The Oklahoma Sooner City Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Incorporated is helping women with that cost. The Douglas Page-Woodson Auditorium will be transformed into a night to remember for young scholarship hopefuls this Saturday.

"The girls have worked hard and I just want them to have a good time”, said Pageant Chair Antiffany McDaniel-Fears.

After countless rehearsals together, the debutantes have been working on their talents and presentation as they compete for the 2018 Miss Jabberwock title, a rich tradition which started over 80 years ago in Boston. McDaniel-Fears has bonded with the young women since their journey began back in February.

"They don't even call Miss Tiffany, they call me Sunshine and we want to mentor them to make them strong impactful black women, " McDaniel-Fears said.

Changing the world one step at a time, with the help of some useful tools. The girls went through various workshops with a focus on etiquette, financial literacy, college readiness and community service.

"It’s not about beauty, it’s about inner beauty, and what we can give back to the community, McDaniel-Fears said.

2018 Jabberwock Gala

Ticket are still available at the door.

The pageant starts at 7 p.m., inside the Douglas Page Woodson Auditorium.

Tickets are $10 and every dollar goes back to the program. Last year all 12 participants received a scholarship due to the overwhelming support.

For information, call 405-512-1602.

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