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12 STUDENTS VIE FOR MISS SOUTHEASTERN 2005
HAMMOND – Kim Dottolo, Miss Southeastern
2004, will crown her successor, one of 12 contestants in the annual Southeastern
Louisiana University pageant, scheduled for 7 p.m., March 2, at the university’s
Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
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.
The theme of the 2005 Pageant is "Sail
Away with Miss Southeastern,” said CAB Coordinator Jason Leader.
Graduate student and Southeastern Channel
anchor Whitney Magee of Franklinton will emcee the event, while entertainment
will be provided by Dottolo, the Lionettes, and Southeastern Star Christina
Contestants for the 2005 title include
graduate student Natalie Crump of Baton Rouge, business administration;
senior Shaylyn Ducoing of Lafitte, biological sciences; and juniors Tara
Bordelon of Chalmette, speech, language and hearing; and Kacie Brummel
of Baker, family and consumer sciences.
Sophomore contestants are Rachel Nicholson
of Destrehan, early childhood education; Christie Chavers of Walker, psychology;
Angel Haydel of Slidell, political science; Heather Williams of Slidell,
mass communication; and Jennifer Love of Livingston, nursing. Freshmen
contestants are international business major Sarina Boudreaux of Loranger
and nursing majors Gabrielle Borens of Baton Rouge and Phylicia Common
The contestants will compete
in four competitions including personal interview, swimsuit, talent and
evening wear. Leader said the pageant is also adding a new feature, the
“People’s Choice Award,” as a way of collecting donations for Louisiana
Containers for donations in each 2005
contestant’s name will be available in the War Memorial Student Union Mall
on Feb. 28 and March 1 and in the theater lobby on the night of the pageant.
“The contestant whose container has
the most amount of donations, will win the People’s Choice award,” Leader
said. He said Louisiana Special Olympics was Dottolo’s platform as Miss
Miss Southeastern 2005 will advance
to the Miss Louisiana Pageant in Monroe, June 16-18.
For additional information, call 985-549-3805.