NATCHITOCHES – The 55th Annual Miss Northwestern – Lady of the Bracelet Pageant will be held Saturday, Jan. 19 at 7 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Tickets are $5. NSU and BPCC@NSU students are admitted free with a current student I.D.
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 Marci Berger of Berwick, Bailee Cartwright of Holdenville, Okla., Breanna Collier and Alyson Humphrey of Bossier City, Laricka Rayford of St. Francisville, Jessica Smith of Coushatta, Lakyn Ward of Leesville and Kyla Winey of Lafayette.
Berger is the daughter of Charles Jerry Berger Jr. She is a junior nursing major. Berger is a Dean’s List student. She is a member of Alpha Omicron Pi and has served as a peer mentor.
Cartwright is a junior communication major. She is the daughter of Tom and Tina Cartwright. A member of Phi Mu Fraternity, she was a member of the Northwestern State softball team. Cartwright is a President’s List student. She is a member of Alpha Lambda Delta is on the staff of the Potpourri, NSU’s yearbook.
A sophomore theatre major, Collier is the daughter of Michael Collier Sr. and Mary Collier. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, the Student Theatre Organization, the Demon Dazzlers and NSU Glee Club.
Humphrey is a junior instrumental music education major. She is the daughter of Lisa Clary and Ronnie Humphrey. A member of the Spirit of Northwestern Marching Band, Humphrey is a member of the NSU Percussion Society, the National Association for Music Education and the Percussive Arts Society.
Rayford is the daughter of Linda and Eugene Harris. She is a junior theatre major. A Dean’s List student, she is a member of the NSU Glee Club. Rayford received a NSU Theatre Scholarship.
Smith is a sophomore general studies major. She is the daughter of Susan and Brandon Bamberg. A Dean’s List student, Smith is a member of Chi Alpha and the Student Theatre Organization.
Ward is the daughter of Tim and Jessica Ward. She is a sophomore business administration major. Ward is an NSU cheerleader. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, the Presidential Leadership Program and the Baptist Collegiate Ministry.
Winey is a sophomore communication major. She is the daughter of Kenneth and Laura Winey. A member of Phi Mu Fraternity, she has been a freshman orientation leader in the Freshman Connection program. She is active in the Student Government Association and has received the Alpha Phi Alpha Rising Star Award.