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New Ms. LSUA to be Crowned Saturday

Released: 04/13/2010

The annual Ms. LSUA Pageant will be held Saturday at 7 p.m. in the Caffey Annex on campus, announced Kathryn Wimmert, long-time pageant director and counselor in the Office of Student Services. Tickets are $6 for the public and $3 for LSU Alexandria students.

Kelly Chelette, a junior clinical laboratory technology student from Pineville; Meagan Henagan, a freshman English major from Pineville; and Shelby Martin, a freshman nursing student from Anacoco, will compete for the 50th Ms. LSUA title. The winner receives a $1,000 scholarship and represents the university at official functions. The runner-up is awarded a $500 scholarship.

Contestants are judged in casual and evening wear categories and answer questions about their platform topics. A three-judge panel from the community conducts a pre-pageant interview with the participants. Contestants have a mentor from the LSUA faculty or staff

Jamie Funderburk, a junior psychology major from Woodworth, is the reigning Ms. LSUA and will crown her successor. Dr. Julie Gill, associate professor of kinesiology, will serve as emcee.

The Ms. LSUA Pageant has been held every year since 1961.