NATCHITOCHES – The 58th Annual Miss Northwestern – Lady of the Bracelet Pageant will be held Friday, Jan. 15 at 7 p.m. in the A.A. Fredericks Auditorium. Admission is free and open to the public.
Twelve Northwestern State students are scheduled to compete in the event, which is a preliminary for the Miss Louisiana Pageant. Among them is Hannah Teutsch of Haughton.
The NSU Student Activities Board sponsors the pageant. The winner will receive more than $7,000 in scholarships and prizes. Total scholarships and prizes awarded to contestants will be more than $12,000.
This year’s contestants are Lincoln Pearce of Many, Ragan Aple of Shreveport, Rebekah Aultman of Mangham, Faith Stanfield of Natchitoches, Marissa McMickens of Pineville, Elizabeth Guerrero of Ferriday, Hannah Teutsch of Haughton, Distiny Thompson of Mansura, Kayla Richards of Leesville, Jade Knight of DeQuincy, Skilynn Fontenot of Eunice, and Chelsey Goldsmith of Edmond, Oklahoma.
Pearce is a junior accounting major. A President’s List student, she is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, Phi Kappa Phi and Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Aple is a freshman psychology and addiction studies major. She is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and the Presidential Leadership Program.
Aultman is a sophomore nursing major. She is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma Sorority and the Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Aultman is active in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and the Presidential Leadership Program. She is a President’s List student.
Stanfield is a junior early childhood education major. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity and the NSU Purple Pizazz Pompon Line where she was captain. Stanfield is a Freshman Connection orientation leader, a Presidential Leadership Program mentor and NSU Ambassador. She is a Dean’s List student.
McMickens is a junior theatre major. She is active in Northwestern Theatre and Dance and is a member of the NSU Dance Company, Broadway to Go and Make Your Own Theatre. McMickens is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity.
Guerrero is a senior health and exercise science major. She is a member of the Demon Dazzler danceline and is active in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry. Guerrero is a Dean’s List student.
Teutsch is a sophomore social work major. She is active in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry and is a member of Demon Volunteers in Progress and First Year Experience. Teutsch is a recipient of a women’s choral scholarship.
Thompson is a junior elementary education major. She is a member of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Thompson is a Dean’s List student.
Richards is a freshman nursing major. She is a Presidential Ambassador and a member of the Presidential Leadership Program, the Catholic Student Organization and Phi Mu Fraternity.
Knight is a sophomore vocal music education major. She is a member of the NSU choir and TMEA. Knight is a tutor in the Academic Success Center.
Fontenot is a sophomore performing arts major. She is a member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and Make Your Own Theatre. Fontenot is a Dean’s List student and a member of Alpha Lambda Delta Honor Society.
Goldsmith is a sophomore theatre major. She is a former Freshman Connection orientation leader and a member of the Demon Dazzlers. Goldsmith is active in Northwestern Theatre and Dance serving as president of Make Your Own Theatre.