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Interest meeting scheduled Nov. 27 for 2008 Miss Southeastern pageant

Contact: Christina Chapple


     HAMMOND – Southeastern Louisiana University students interested in competing in the 2008 Miss Southeastern Pageant are invited to attend an informational meeting on Nov. 27.

     The meeting is scheduled for 4 p.m. in the Student Union Theatre, said Jason Leader, coordinator of the Campus Activities Board, the pageant’s sponsor. Potential contestants will have the opportunity to ask questions related to the pageant’s format and requirements.

     The 2008 Miss Southeastern pageant will take place Jan. 30 at Southeastern’s Pottle Music Building Auditorium.

     Contestants must be full-time Southeastern students with a minimum 2.4 cumulative grade point average, Leader said. Contestants compete in five competition phases, including individual interview, swimsuit, evening gown, talent and on-stage question.

     “In addition to the prestigious title of Miss Southeastern, other benefits include tuition for the three semesters of their service and the chance to compete for the title of Miss Louisiana at the pageant held in Monroe each June,” Leader said. “Runners-up to Miss Southeastern receive one semester of tuition.

     “Miss Southeastern has been a university tradition since 1949,” Leader said. “In 1962, CAB became its sponsor and the Miss Southeastern Pageant became a Miss America preliminary.”

     The current title holder, Kristen Hilliard of Covington, received the Newcomer Award at the 2007 Miss Louisiana pageant.

     For additional information about the interest meeting or pageant, contact Campus Activities Board at 985-549-3805 or

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