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.