NATCHITOCHES – The 54th Annual Miss Northwestern – Lady of the Bracelet Pageant will be held Saturday, Feb. 4 at 7 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Tickets are $5. NSU students are admitted free with a current student I.D.
Ten Northwestern State students are scheduled to compete in the event, which is a preliminary for the Miss Louisiana Pageant. The pageant is sponsored by the NSU Student Activities Board. The winner will receive more than $8,000 in scholarships and prizes.
This year’s contestants are Rikia Ancar of New Orleans, Emily Daniels of Kentwood, Christine Davis of Ponchatoula, Harlie Dominique of Houma, Amber Jackson of Leesville, Falon Jackson of Mansura, Breyona Jones of Lake Charles, Kelli Lewis of Church Point, Tori Thompson of Houston, Texas, and Logan Wallace of Columbia.
Ancar is a freshman psychology major in the Louisiana Scholars’ College. She is a recipient of the NSU Presidential Scholarship and the Patrick F. Taylor Award. Her platform issue is “Taking up the Pink: Breast Cancer Awareness.”
Daniels is a freshmen nursing major. She is a member of the Demon Dazzler Dance Line and the Beta club. Her platform issue is “Encouraging Today’s Youth to Explore and Embrace Imagination and Creativity through Performing Arts.”
Davis is a senior hospitality management and tourism major. She is a member of Blue Key Honor Society, Purple Jackets and Phi Kappa Phi Honor Society. Her platform issue is “Epidermolysis Bullosa Awareness.”
Dominique is a pre-medicine major in the Louisiana Scholars’ College. She is a member of the Student Activities Board, Alpha Epsilon Delta, Kappa Iota and the NSU Diamond Dolls. Dominique’s platform issue is “Adoption: Saving Children from Child Abuse.”
Amber Jackson is a junior secondary mathematics education major. She was a member of the Demon Dazzlers Danceline and the Catholic Student Organization. Amber Jackson’s platform issue is “The Children’s Miracle Network.”
Falon Jackson is a junior nursing major. She is a member of the Demon Dazzler Dance Line. Her platform issue is “St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.”
Jones is a freshman nursing major. She is a member of the Purple Pizazz Pom Pon Line. Jones’ platform issue is “Continuing Education.”
Lewis is a senior nursing major. Her platform issue is “Sickle Cell Anemia Awareness.”
Thompson, a freshman secondary education major, is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and is a Freshman Connector. She is a NSU Presidential Ambassador. Thompson’s platform issue is “Volunteering – Everybody’s Doing It.”
Wallace is a junior health and exercise science major. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and is a lieutenant in the Purple Pizazz Pom Pon Line. Thompson is a member of the Student for Life group. Her platform issue is “Heart Disease. Education. Awareness. Recognition. Treatment. (H.E.A.R.T.).”