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August 2, 2013

Mrs. Oklahoma shops for pageant wear in Claremore


Former Owasso High School graduate Julie Pittman was recently crowned Mrs. Oklahoma at the Guthrie Scottish Rite Theater. Pittman will compete in the Mrs. America pageant on Aug. 28 at the Loews Ventana Canyon Resort and Spa in Tucson, Ariz.
“I had the best time competing in (Mrs. Oklahoma). My best friend and I were able to compete in the pageant together because we were both newly weds,” said Pittman. “She earned first runner-up and I won first place. It was an awesome, fun experience and completely unpredictable.”
Pittman said she did not grow up competing in pageants.
“I did (pageants) my senior year of college to help pay for tuition and then decided to compete in Mrs. Oklahoma. That’s about it.”
She said Miss Oklahoma is focused on scholarships and academics and the winners receive money which goes directly towards their education. Mrs. Oklahoma winners earn $10,000 in prizes suited more for married women who have completed the academic stage of their lives.
Pittman is a 2007 graduate of Owasso High School. In 2011, she graduated from the University of Central Oklahoma with a B.A. in political science and global studies. She is currently a Juris Doctoral Candidate and just completed her third year at the University of Tulsa College of Law.
“My platform as Mrs. Oklahoma is child abuse prevention awareness, so I speak on behalf of the child abuse hotline, letting people know that they have a legal duty to call (the hotline) if they reasonably suspect child abuse. This alerts DHS that there’s a possible case,” said Pittman. “With my law degree I want to be a criminal prosecutor of people who are convicted of child abuse and child pornography.”
The Mrs. America pageant consists of an interview competition which is worth 50 percent of the contestants’ score. During this time, Pittman will talk about her child abuse platform. 

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