Finalists named for Queen Alalah

Pictured, front row from left, Emma Badley, Ndack Mbengue, and Kinzie Pappan. And, back row from left, Daniela Salcedo and Gwyneth Abrams. (Photo by Kris Ripley/Cowley College)

After three days of online voting, the following five women were selected by Cowley College students, faculty, staff, and administration as finalists for Queen Alalah XCI, to be crowned during the annual Coronation at 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 27:

In alphabetical order: Gwyneth Abrams, Arkansas City; Emma Badley, Arkansas City; Ndack Mbengue, Bergamo, Italy; Kinzie Pappan, Arkansas City; and Daniela Salcedo, Arkansas City.

According to a press release from Cowley College Monday, the Coronation will take place in the Robert Brown  Theatre inside the Brown Center for Arts, Sciences, and Technology on Cowley’s Arkansas City campus.

Persons attending the Queen’s Coronation will vote to determine the next Queen Alalah.

The Coronation is part of the annual fall celebration called Arkalalah, an Indian word meaning “good times.”

A complete list of Arkalalah activities will be available within the coming weeks.