Eight Northwestern State students are scheduled to compete in the event, which is a preliminary for the Miss Louisiana Pageant. The NSU Student Activities Board sponsors the pageant. The winner will receive more than $8,000 in scholarships and prizes.
This year’s contestants are Alexis Britt of Keithville, Keyerre Chattard of New Orleans, Ciera Jenkins of Duluth, Georgia, Marissa McMickens of Pineville, Haley Neal of Houma, Lincoln Pearce of Florien, Faith Stanfield of Natchitoches and Taylor Walker of Greenwood.
Britt is a sophomore biology/pre-med major. She is a member of the Purple Pizazz Pom Line and Alpha Epsilon Delta. Britt is an NSU Student Ambassador and has been named to the President’s List.
Chattard is a junior social work major. A President’s List student, she is a member of Circle K International and the Social Work Club.
Jenkins is a freshman theatre major. She is a member of the Student Theatre Organization.
McMickens is a sophomore theatre major with a concentration in musical theatre and dance performance. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and the NSU Dance Company.
Neal is a sophomore radiologic sciences major. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, the Purple Pizazz Pom Line, Alpha Epsilon Delta and Alpha Epsilon Delta. Neal is a Dean’s List student.
Pearce is a junior secondary education major. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Stanfield is a sophomore early childhood education major. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, the Purple Pizazz Pom Line, One of Seven and serves as an NSU Ambassador.
Walker is a junior psychology/theatre major with a concentration in dance. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and the NSU Dance Company. Walker is a President’s List student and is a member of Phi Kappa Phi.