Ms. LSU Alexandria Pageant offers a quality scholarship competition for female students. The winner of the Ms. LSU Alexandria Pageant earns a $1500 Chancellor’s Scholarship.  The First Runner-Up will receive a $1000 Chancellor’s Scholarship and the Second Runner-Up will receive a $500 Chancellor’s Scholarship.

Heather Marie Gagnard Crowned Ms. LSUA 2023

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LSUA held its annual Ms. LSUA pageant, crowning Heather Marie Gagnard as Ms. LSUA. Seven fabulous contestants were recognized for their contributions to student life at LSUA. The event honors their intelligence, talent, and their special place among the student body. 

  • 2023 Ms. LSUA - Heather Marie Gagnard, from Marksville, LA
  • First Runner Up - Ariana Dolores Cruz Harris, from Port Charlotte, FL
  • Second Runner-Up - Gracelyn Kaley Adams, from Pineville, LA

Ms. LSUA will represent the university at events through the 2023-2024 academic year. 

Ariana Cruz Harris was chosen for the People’s Choice award and selected as Ms. Photogenic.

Ms. Congeniality award, chosen by her fellow contestants, went to Lillian Kay Peterson from Alexandria, La 

Top Ad Sales winner went to Gracelyn Kaley Adams, from Pineville, La

The Director’s Award was given to Kylie Marie Johnson, from Glenmora, La.

The Scholastic Achievement Award went to Audrian Renee Cruz from Deridder, La.

Judges for the 2023 Ms. LSUA included Ms. LSUA 2019 Saije Cousin, Natalie O'Quin, and Matt Henry.

The 2023 Ms. LSUA is awarded a $1500 Chancellor's Scholarship. The 1st runner up is awarded a $1000 Chancellor's scholarship, and the 2nd runner up is awarded a $500 Chancellor's scholarship.