Familiar name to grace the Robert Brown Theatre stage
With Sarah Flickinger’s parents, Mark and Dianne, having been long-time employees at Cowley College, the Flickinger family is well known around the Arkansas City community. Sarah will now have her turn to shine at the college as she was recently named one of five finalists for Queen Alalah LXXXVIII. Coronation is set for 7:30 p.m. Friday, Oct. 25 in the Robert Brown Theatre.
Flickinger is the granddaughter of Dale and Loretta Harms of Arkansas City, and Ron and Sandy Flickinger of Wichita, KS. She has two sisters, Anna Bradshaw 27, and Emily Flickinger 21, as well as a brother, Henry Flickinger 24.
She graduated from Arkansas City High School in 2018. At ACHS, she was involved in theatre and choir.
Her father, Mark, is the Chair of Cowley College’s Visual and Performing Arts Department, while her mother, Dianne, is an English Specialist at Cowley and sponsor of the Academic Quiz Bowl Challenge Team.
“With my parents working at Cowley I had a great opportunity to attend Cowley on scholarship,” Flickinger said. “Also, the Theatre program and Choir program at Cowley are amazing.”
Her sister, Anna, was a former Miss Silverdale and had the opportunity to participate in coronation.
“She was treated like royalty and had a blast doing it,” Flickinger said.
Flickinger always looks forward to the craft fair and Arkalalah parades and has participated in past parades while in grade school.“It will be nice to see Arkalalah through a different perspective,” Flickinger said. “My whole family gets together at Arkalalah and it is nice to get to be around people in the community.”
Away from Cowley she is employed at Steamy Joe’s and leads worship at her church. She previously served an internship at Mark Arts in Wichita.
“I have been going to galleries my whole life and would love to open an art gallery,” Flickinger said.
After Cowley, she plans to major in business and minor in art history. However, right now she is happy to be living in the moment.
“I feel blessed, I wasn’t expecting to be named a Queen finalist,” Flickinger said. “I want to cherish these moments.”