Ms. LSUA 2019 Crowned

Apr 29, 2019, 10:52 AM
Congratulations to all the contestants in the 2019 Ms. LSUA Pageant.

In the 59thedition of the Ms. LSUA Pageant, Saije Cousin came away with the crown and will represent the university at all official functions over the next year. Saije is a junior majoring in Pre-Medicine/Biology and is from Slidell. She is a LSUA Ambassador, a member of the Black Organization for Leadership and Development and the National Society for Leadership and Success. Her topic was Mental Health Awareness in Domestic Violence Victim: Looking Past the Smile. 

The first runner-up in the pageant was Stacy Fussell. Stacy is a senior majoring in Elementary Education and is from Pineville. 

Second runner-up was Gracie Joiner. She is a junior Kinesiology major from Boyce. 

Other awards included:

Top Ad Sales: Gracie Joiner

Ms. Congeniality (voted on by the other contestants): Blaire Murray

Ms. Photogenic (voted on by the audience): Anaice Hackett

Scholastic Achievement: Anaice Hackett

Director’s Award: Monica Aguilera

People’s Choice Award (voted on by the audience): Kaelyn Rachall

The winner receives a $1,500 scholarship in addition to representing LSUA at official school events. The first runner-up receives a $1,000 scholarship and the second runner-up gets a $500 scholarship. 

The Ms. LSUA Pageant is open to all female students regardless of age or marital status. Contestants compete in casual and eveningwear categories and answer a question pertaining to their platform topic. Each contestant also participates in an interview with the judges prior to the pageant. All participants have a mentor form the university faculty or staff. 

The full list of contestants included:

Monica Berenice Aguilera, is from Forest Hill and a sophomore Nursing major. 

Raven Layne Chatelain, is a freshman Nursing major from Hessmer.

Saije Elizabeth Cousin, a junior majoring in Pre-Medicine/Biology and from Slidell. 

Stacy Nicole Fussell, is a senior majoring in Elementary Education and is from Pineville. 

Anaice Kay Hackett is from a junior Communication Studies major from Lafayette. 

Greshria Brishon Joiner is from Boyce and a junior majoring in Kinesiology. 

Tracy Danielle LaCaze is a senior English major from Pitkin.

Blaire Catherine Murray is from The Woodlands, Texas and a sophomore Nursing major. 

Kaelyn Michelle Rachall, is a senior Elementary Education major from Alexandria.