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Kerra Marcotte crowned Ms. LSU Alexandria

Released: 04/22/2006

Kerra Marcotte of Fifth Ward was crowned Ms. LSU Alexandria 2006 during the university’s 46th annual pageant Saturday night.

Marcotte, 20, was among seven contestants who competed for the title. A radiologic technology major, she is the daughter of Thomas Marcotte and Carolyn White of Fifth Ward.

“I’m very shocked, I’m in awe,” Marcotte said after the pageant, which was held in packed Caffey Annex.

Marcotte wins a Chancellor’s Scholarship worth $1,000 and the opportunity to represent LSU Alexandria during the 2006-07 school year. She was crowned by Ms. LSU Alexandria 2005 Brandi Rabalais.

In addition to the top award, audience members voted Marcotte the winner of the People’s Choice Award.

The other contestants were Melanie Holmes, Sarah Swart, Sophie Piazza, Summer Delaney, Julia McLaughlin and Debbie Thornhill.

Piazza won first runner-up while Delaney won second runner-up. Thornhill was named Miss Congeniality. The Director’s Award went to McLaughlin and the Scholastic Achievement award went to Holmes. Delaney won the Top Ad Sales Award.

Marcotte is a radiologic technology major and a member of Gamma Beta Phi (LSU Alexandria’s Honor Society), Circle K and the LSU Alexandria OAKS. Her platform topic was “Self Esteem: Making Women Feel Beautiful, One Woman at a Time.” Marcotte’s mentor was Rebecca Robison.