GUTHRIE — You might say lightning has struck twice.

Well, in a way it has.

Last year’s 2014 Mrs. Oklahoma was an Edmond resident and the 2015 Mrs. Oklahoma is also an Edmond resident.

Local volunteer and mother representing Greater Edmond won the title of Mrs. Oklahoma America Saturday at the Guthrie Scottish Rite Temple in Guthrie.

Rebekah Wheeler, a committed volunteer and mother, was chosen as Mrs. Oklahoma America from a field of 20 contestants from throughout the state. Wheeler has a personal passion for her platform, “You are Enough: Positive Self-Image.” Wheeler has a strong personal connection to this platform. She overcame an eating disorder as a teenager and young adult.

She was crowned by Edmond resident former Mrs. Oklahoma 2014 Michelle Evans, who now holds the Mrs. America 2015 title.

Wheeler is a member of the Junior League of Oklahoma City and has a passion and commitment for volunteerism and giving back to her community through service.

“I hope to inspire others to go for their dreams and to be confident in who they are,” Wheeler said. “I want my children to know that they are created as unique individuals and I encourage them to embrace that.”

Wheeler is a graduate of Oklahoma State University where she obtained a bachelor of science degree in broadcast journalism with a minor in speech communications.

Rebekah’s husband, Dustin Wheeler, a banking executive, and they will soon celebrate their seven-year anniversary. They have a 4-year-old son, Benjamin, and a 2-year-old son, Camden.

In addition to being a committed wife, mother and volunteer, Rebekah works for Chesapeake Energy Corporation in the Division Order department and enjoys putting a healthy twist on recipes, reading and being the “Queen Snack Mom” for her son’s T-ball team.

Wheeler competed in three categories for the Mrs. Oklahoma title — personal interview, swimsuit and evening gown. She won the award for both personal interview and evening gown.

Contestants for the Mrs. Oklahoma America Pageant must be married and live in the city or county they represent. The winner picks up a prize package worth more than $10,000 and goes on to compete for the title of Mrs. America in September.

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A native Oklahoman, retired school teacher Patty Miller taught journalism and English for 30 years before beginning her second career as a reporter for The Edmond Sun in 2000. She is a previous winner of the OPA's Beachy Musselman Award.

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