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A New Ms. LSUA to be Crowned This Weekend

by Sarah Black | Apr 05, 2018
A new Ms. LSUA will be crowned in a few days.

A new Ms. LSUA will be crowned on Saturday, April 7 in the annual Ms. LSUA Pageant.

The event will begin at 7:00pm in the Brumfield Caffey Annex Ballroom and will feature five contestants.

This year’s contestants include:

Tracy Danielle LaCaze a junior English major from Pitkin,

Kelsie Elaina Artigue from Krotz Springs and a junior Business major,

Danielle DeShae McDowell a junior Criminal Justice major and is from Delhi,

Madison Elizabeth Fruge a sophomore Criminal Justice major from Plaucheville, and Kenyada Nicole Smith who is from Alexandria and is a freshman Communication Studies major.

The winner receives  $1,500 scholarship and represents the university at official school functions. The first runner-up receives a $1,000 scholarship and the second runner-up gets a $500 scholarship.  Other awards are presented for Scholastic Achievement, Ms. Congeniality, Ms. Photogenic, People’s Choice, Top Ad Sales and the Director’s Award.

The Ms. LSUA Pageant is open to all female students regardless of age or marital status. Contestants compete in casual and eveningwear categories and answer a question pertaining to their platform topic. Each contestant also participates in an interview with three judges prior to the pageant.  All participants have a mentor from the university faculty or staff.

Nola Parker, the reigning Ms. LSUA, will participate in the pageant and crown her successor. Missy LaBorde and Sarah Black will emcee the evening.

Tickets are available at the door for $8 for general admission and $5 for students.