The Oklahoma City metro is not short on kids with dazzling smiles, bright personalities and kind hearts! We loved meeting each and every child who participated in our 2024 Cover Kids Search contest. After the registration period, our readers and fans voted on their favorite Cover Kid hopefuls in each age category, selecting our finalists who were then interviewed by a panel of local community leaders. Thank you to everyone who entered and voted!
Scarlett is the winner of our 2024 Cover Kids contest in the 4-5 age category. In PreK in Nicoma Park, she loves to dance, swim, camp, fish, read and participate in gymnastics. Empathetic and kind, Scarlett helps take care of the family chickens, donkeys and garden. Scarlett is the daughter of Carly and Brandon and big sister to Wilder. Together, her family enjoys hiking at Martin Park Nature Center, watching the Dodgers play at Chickasaw Bricktown Ballpark and visiting the Choctaw Library for story time.
Naomi is the winner of our 2024 Cover Kids contest in the 6-7 age category. A first grader in Edmond, Naomi enjoys math and art, plus she plays soccer, basketball, golf and tennis. She is curious and determined, asks lots of questions and likes to figure out how things work. Naomi looks up to her big sister and helps with her two younger siblings, so it’s no surprise she wants to be a PreK teacher when she grows up. Naomi is the daughter of Larissa and Ervell, and her family enjoys spending time together at Science Museum Oklahoma and Frontier City.
BJ is the winner of our 2024 Cover Kids contest in the 8-9 age category. He is a homeschooled third grader who likes to get dressed up in a suit to eat at local restaurants, with Glamour being his favorite. BJ is the son of Tamika and Billy. He loves to rollerblade at Myriad Gardens with his mom, play basketball at Scissortail Park, beatbox and sing, practice his flips at the trampoline park and play Fortnite. BJ enjoys being silly and he believes everyone should be themselves because we are all unique.
Thomas is the winner of our 2024 Cover Kids contest in the 10-12 age category. In seventh grade in Edmond, he enjoys the challenge of his gifted and talented class. Thomas is an avid fisherman, plays soccer, likes to read, enjoys participating in his church youth group and is a whiz at solving Rubik’s Cubes. His favorite place to visit in the metro is Arcadia Lake. Thomas’ dream is to attend the Air Force Academy and become a pilot. He has three siblings and is the son of Ashley and Jeff.
Mia & Millie are the winners of our 2024 Cover Kids contest in the siblings category. Mia is a seventh grader who is involved in FCCLA, cross country and track. She loves animals, baking, playing board games and boba tea. Millie is in the second grade and loves to swim, go to the lake, catch critters, eat Oreos and make her family laugh. Both girls play soccer year round and their parents describe them as resilient, brave and kind. Millie underwent open heart surgery in August 2022 and Mia has been her biggest supporter. The girls are the daughters of Katie and Nick, and their family’s favorite place to hang out is Scissortail Park.
Brothers Mason & Aiden will also appear on one of our covers in 2024. Readers will recognize them as the sons of MetroFamily travel writer and photographer Debbie Murnan and her husband, Patrick. The family enjoys chasing adventures, like exploring, hiking, trying new restaurants, dancing and volunteering.