The first Miss Northeastern State College was crowned in 1960. Nancy Wheat won by a vote of the student body and held the title for one year. In 1961, the first competition was held for the title. Carol Willoughby won the contest, which has been a tradition ever since. The Miss Northeastern Scholarship Pageant is made possible through generous sponsor donations and support. Each year the reigning Miss NSU goes on to compete for the title of Miss Oklahoma.