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Contact: Christina Chapple
Date: 2/27/04
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Fuller McCon Dottolo Kemp Brummel
Elmore Crump Barnes Fooshee Mallahan

      HAMMOND -- Melissa Clark, Miss Louisiana 2003, will serve as emcee of the annual “Miss Southeastern” pageant, scheduled for 7 p.m., March 4, at Southeastern Louisiana University’s Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts in downtown Hammond.
      Ten Southeastern students will compete for the Miss Southeastern crown, currently held by Jennifer Louise Soileau of Slidell. Soileau, “Southeastern Star” Jessica Clement of Destrehan, 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 2004 title are junior mathematics education major Kimberly Dottolo, Ponchatoula; senior kinesiology major Tara Nicole Fuller, Shreveport; sophomore biological sciences major Kathryn Kemp, Ethel; sophomore family and consumer sciences major Kacie Brummel, Baker; freshman nursing major Carrie Mallahan, Kenner; sophomore English education major Jeuri McCon and senior accounting major Tara Chan’telle Fooshee, Walker; freshman political science major Stacey Barnes, senior accounting major Lamona Elmore, and senior mass communication major Natalie Crump, all from Baton Rouge.
      The contestants will compete in four areas, including personal interview, swimsuit, talent and evening wear.  
      Miss Southeastern 2004 will advance to the Miss Louisiana Pageant later this year.
      For additional information, call 985-549-2233.