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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 2/21/05
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Tara Bordelon Gabrielle Borens Sabrina Boudreaux Kacie Brummel Christie Chavers Phylicia Common
Tara Bordelon Gabrielle Borens Sarina Boudreaux Kacie Brummel Christie Chavers Phylicia Common
Natalie Crump Shaylyn Ducoing Angel Haydel Jennifer Love Rachel Nicholson Heather Williams
Natalie Crump Shaylyn Ducoing Angel Haydel Jennifer Love Rachel Nicholson Heather Williams

     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 Hanible. 
     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 of Marrero.
      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 Special Olympics.
     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 Southeastern 2004.
     Miss Southeastern 2005 will advance to the Miss Louisiana Pageant in Monroe, June 16-18. 
For additional information, call 985-549-3805.