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Madison Fruge' Named Ms. LSUA 2018

by Sarah Black | Apr 09, 2018
Madison Fruge' was awarded the crown of Ms. LSUA 2018.

In the 58th edition of the Ms. LSUA Pageant, Madison Fruge’ came away with the crown and will represent the university at all official functions over the next year.

Madison is a sophomore Criminal Justice major from Plaucheville. She is an LSUA Student Ambassador and a member of the Criminal Justice Association. Her platform topic is “Maddie’s Gifts of Hope: Healing Hearts One Smile at a Time.”

The first runner-up in the pageant was Kelsie Artigue. Kelsie is a junior Business major from Krotz Springs.

Second runner-up was Danielle McDowell. Danielle is a junior Criminal Justice major from Delhi.

Other awards included:

Top Ad Sales: Kenyada Smith

Ms. Congeniality (voted on by the other contestants): Tracy LaCaze

Ms. Photogenic (voted on by the audience): Kenyada Smith

Scholastic Achievement: Danielle McDowell

Director’s Award: Tracy LaCaze

People’s Choice Award (voted on by the audience): Madison Fruge’

The winner receives a $1,500 scholarship in addition to representing LSUA at official school events. The first runner-up receives a $1,000 scholarship and the second runner-up gets a $500 scholarship.

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 the judges prior to the pageant. All participants have a mentor form the university faculty or staff.