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Oklahoma State Senate
Communications Division
State Capitol
Oklahoma City, OK 73105

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For Immediate Release: March 24, 2008

Miss Oklahoma 2007 Makenna Smith
Miss Oklahoma 2007 Makenna Smith was honored by the Senate Monday.

Senate Honors Miss Oklahoma

The Oklahoma State Senate gave unanimous approval to a resolution honoring Makenna Smith, Miss Oklahoma 2007. The resolution was requested by Senate President Pro Tempore Mike Morgan and Co-President Pro Tempore Glenn Coffee, with all of the members of the Senate co-authoring the measure.

“Makenna has done a wonderful job representing our state and promoting a very important cause—her platform has been seat belt safety, and I’m sure she’s been an effective spokesperson for this important public safety issue,” said Morgan, D-Stillwater.

While completing her journalism degree at the University of Oklahoma in 2005, Makenna interned for the Senate Communications Division, assisting with press releases and other assignments.

“It is always gratifying to see how many of our former pages and interns have gone on to accomplish great things for Oklahoma, and certainly Miss Oklahoma is no exception,” said Coffee, R-Oklahoma City. “We’re all very proud of Makenna, and we’re confident we’ll be hearing more from her in the years to come.”

Makenna said the year had been an exciting one for her.

“It has been an absolutely incredible year, getting to represent the state of Oklahoma, especially during the Centennial year, so it has been a huge honor for me,” said Makenna. “There was a sense of Oklahoma pride throughout the year, so I’m really glad I got to experience that as Miss Oklahoma.”

Before winning the crown, Makenna had begun work on a second degree in nursing at Oklahoma City University, and plans to resume her studies when her reign ends later this year.

For more information contact:
Senate Communications Office:  (405) 521-5774

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