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May 13, 2014

Miss Oklahoma 2009 to speak at Ada High graduation

Ada — Ada High School graduate Taylor Treat Burget, who held the title Miss Oklahoma 2009, will be the commencement speaker at the Ada High School graduation. The ceremony will be held at 7 p.m. Tuesday, May 20, in the Ada Cougar Activity Center.

Treat Burget was born and raised in Ada and is a 2005 graduate of Ada High School. She currently resides in Norman, Oklahoma with her husband Brian. In June 2009, Taylor was crowned Miss Oklahoma. During her reign, she placed in the top 12 at the 2010 Miss America pageant, was chosen as “America’s Choice”, and became the first Oklahoman to receive the “Quality of Life” award for her work with service learning. She traveled all over the country speaking for Learn & Serve America, drove over 30,000 miles, and spoke at more than 100 schools across the state.

Today, Treat Burget stays busy as the University of Oklahoma head pom coach, leading her team of 18 girls to perform at OU football, basketball, and baseball games. She also is a studio dance teacher, choreographer, high school pom coach, and active philanthropist. 

She has been a dance teacher and choreographer for 9 years, and her students have received numerous awards and dance scholarships.  While mentoring high school students as a pom coach, she has led her teams to 6 state championship titles in three years. She is an active participant with Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, and has served as an event chairman and board member for the organization’s Dancing for a Miracle event.

She also serves as the event coordinator for the CMNH Miracle Kids Camps, which she took on after attending the first kid’s camp as Miss Oklahoma in 2010. She and her husband are board members for Heart & Hand ministries of Oklahoma City, which provides support for homeless women and their children.

Treat Burget is proud to be an Ada Cougar, and said she is truly grateful for all the teachers and staff who have impacted her life in many positive ways.

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