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|SEVEN STUDENTS VIE FOR MISS SOUTHEASTERN CROWN
HAMMOND -- Casey Crowder, Miss
Louisiana 2002, will serve as emcee of the annual “Miss Southeastern” pageant,
scheduled for 7 p.m., March 13, at Southeastern Louisiana University’s
Columbia Theater for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
Seven Southeastern students will
compete for the Miss Southeastern crown, currently held by Lindsey Hunter
Dykes of Baton Rouge. Dykes, Miss Teen Louisiana 2002 Blair Abene of Tickfaw
and the Southeastern Lionettes will provide entertainment.
Held at Southeastern since 1949,
the pageant has been a Miss America preliminary since 1962. The pageant
is sponsored by the Campus Activities Board. Admission is free.
Contestants for the 2003 title
are nursing majors Angela Marie Pizani of Franklinton, Michelle Theresa
Berthelot of Violet, and Sylvida Davis of Jackson; psychology major Rachelle
Lynn Simmons of Walker; education major Jennifer Louise Soileau and kinesiology
major Jessy Shaw, both of Slidell; and business major Amber Rose Hayden
The contestants will compete
in four areas, including personal interview, swimsuit, talent and evening
Miss Southeastern 2003 will advance
to the Miss Louisiana Pageant in Monroe in June.
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