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Liberty Bird to compete in Miss Oklahoma Contest


Miss Northwestern Star Brooklyn Zimmerman and Miss Northwestern 2020 Liberty Bird attend the Miss Oklahoma Send-Off Party May 23 on the Northwestern campus where talents were shared and contest outfits were debuted. Miss Northwestern's Outstanding Teen 2020 Libby Williams was unable to attend.

Miss Northwestern Oklahoma State University 2020 Liberty Bird, Alva junior majoring in business, will represent the university and northwest Oklahoma in the 2021 Miss Oklahoma competition June 8-12 at the River Spirit Casino Resort in Tulsa.

Joining Bird at the contest will be Miss Northwestern Star Brooklyn Zimmerman and Miss Northwestern's Outstanding Teen 2020 Libby Williams.

Due to the pandemic, the 2020 event was canceled.

Bird, daughter of Skeeter and Raye Lyn Bird, won the Miss Northwestern title the fall of her freshman year and will finally have the opportunity to compete in interview, social impact, talent and evening gown at the Miss Oklahoma competition along with 39 other candidates.

Bird will be part of the Sigma Group at the contest and will begin her competition on June 8 with a morning interview. That evening she will have her on-stage interview and give her social impact pitch. She will share her evening wear on June 9 and present her talent on June 10 where she will be singing the song "Wondering."

She recently had the opportunity to share this talent selection as a special guest at the Miss Waynoka Pageant and at the Miss Oklahoma Send-Off party held on May 23 on the Northwestern campus. Zimmerman also shared her talent on the piano at both of these events. Williams was unable to attend the send-off event.

Throughout her reign of service, Bird has been an advocate of blood donation, encouraging those who are able, to give blood regularly. An avid blood donor with a rare blood type, she has given regularly since the age of 16. Her social impact statement indicates that only 10 percent of those who can give blood choose to do so, despite a need for 36,000 pints daily in the U.S.

While at Alva High School, Bird won the Miss Alva competition as well as the Interview Award and also placed as second runner-up in the Miss Cinderella competition, a scholarship pageant for high school seniors during Northwestern's annual homecoming festivities.

At Northwestern, Bird is on the President's Honor Roll, a member of the Red & Black Scroll Honor Society and has participated in many college activities. She also volunteers regularly. She has especially enjoyed serving as a judge for various speech and music competitions and providing entertainment at different venues. Bird currently works full-time for 4 Generations Organic and plans to one day own her own business.

"I appreciate those who have supported me in this journey, and I want to thank the local businesses who have supported me financially, as well as for their support of the Miss Northwestern competition," Bird said.

Zimmerman, daughter of Michael Zimmerman and the late Allison Cunningham Zimmerman, will be in the fourth grade and plays softball, soccer and basketball. Brooklyn will be accompanying Bird on-stage during the evening gown competition.

Williams is from Norman and recently graduated from Community Christian High School. She will be part of the Alpha Group and will begin her portion of the competition on June 9 with an interview. On June 10, she will present her activewear, evening wear and answer her on-stage question. She will present her talent on the morning of June 11 by singing the song "The Impossible Dream."

Miss Northwestern empowers young women to achieve their personal and professional goals and provides a forum in which to express their opinions, talents, and intelligence and promote their voice in culture, politics and the community.

A cooperative effort of the Presidential Partners Program, the university and community involvement, helped bring back the Miss Northwestern competition in 2001 after an 18-year absence.

The Miss America Organization is currently in its 99th year, supporting its mission of preparing great women for the world and preparing the world for great women.

To vote for Bird in the people's choice contest, visit

To learn more about the Miss Northwestern contest, contact Paige Fischer, executive director of the competition, at [email protected] or 580-327-8533. To learn more about Miss Northwestern's Outstanding Teen contest, contact Olivia Yandel, teen director, at [email protected] or 580-327-8105. Additional information may be found online at


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