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Thompson Named New Ms. LSUA

Released: 04/17/2002

<p> Addie R. Thompson, of Lecompte, was selected from a field of 10 contestants at the 42nd Annual Ms. LSUA pageant on April 13 and named Ms. LSUA 2002. She was also named Ms. Congeniality, which is an honor voted upon by the contestants. </p><p> Thompson competed in interview, casual wear, evening attire and on-stage question concerning a personal platform topic. Her platform was "Learning Disability Awareness." </p><p> "I didn&acute;t think this was possible," Thompson said after the pageant. "Being that I&acute;m a non-traditional student and there was some stiff competition, I would have never thought that I would win." </p><p> Thompson is an elementary education major. She is the daughter of Harry and Susie Randow of Alexandria. She and her husband, Mark, have one daughter, Sarah. </p><p> As Ms. LSUA 2002, Thompson received an $800 Chancellor&acute;s scholarship as well as a special prize package. She will take part in official functions on behalf of the University and will also participate in other community, university and civic affairs during the coming year. </p><p> Jennifer "Jenny" Stevens of Alexandria was named first runner-up. Stevens is a general studies major. Second runner-up was elementary education major Patricia J. "P.J" Daenen of Alexandria, who also won the People&acute;s Choice Award and was the top ad sales winner. </p>