Seven students compete for Miss Southeastern 2013 crown

1)Crystal Gonzalez2)Averi Harris3)Renee Picou4)Bethany Putnam5)Crystal Schayot
6)Erin St. Pierre7)Hailee Weber

1) Crystal Gonzalez; 2) Averi Harris; 3) Renee' Picou; 4) Bethany Putnam; 5) Crystal Schayot;   6) Erin St. Pierre; 7) Hailee Weber

Contact: Tonya Lowentritt
Date: September 7, 2012

      HAMMOND – Seven Southeastern Louisiana University students will compete on Sept. 15 for the title of Miss Southeastern 2013.
     Jennifer Jarreau of Denham Springs, Miss Southeastern 2012, will crown her successor in the annual pageant scheduled for 7 p.m. at the Pottle Music Building Auditorium located on campus.
     Sponsored by the Campus Activity Board, the pageant has been a part of Southeastern's history since 1949 and a Miss America preliminary since 1962. Tickets are available at the CAB office in the Student Union, room 201. Admission is free, but an assigned ticket from CAB is required for admission. For the fourth consecutive year, those unable to attend the competition can view it via the Internet at
     The theme of the 2013 Pageant is "Hollywood," said CAB Coordinator Todd McElroy.
Emcees for the event are Veda Abene, retired manager of administration and operations in the Division of Extended Studies, and Michael Kyles, a Southeastern graduate and teacher at Hammond High Magnet School.
     Contestants for the title are sophomore kinesiology major Crystal Gonzalez of Hammond, sophomore kinesiology major Averi Harris and senior general studies major Crystal Schayot, both of Slidell; sophomore biology major Renee' Picou of Livingston; sophomore vocal performance major Bethany Putnam of Mandeville; junior kinesiology major Erin St. Pierre of Larose; and freshman communication major Hailee Weber of Destrehan.
     The contestants will compete in five categories: personal interview, on-stage question, swimsuit, talent and evening wear.
     McElroy said the pageant will again feature the "Miracle Maker Award" as a way of collecting   donations for the Miss America national platform, the Children's Miracle Network.
     "The contestant whose container has the most donations will win the Miracle Maker Award," he said. "The donations will benefit the Children's Miracle Network."
     Containers for donations in each 2013 contestant's name will be available in the War Memorial Student Union Mall until the day of the pageant and in the Pottle lobby on the night of the pageant.
     Miss Southeastern 2013 will advance to the Miss Louisiana Pageant in June in Monroe.
     For additional information, call 985‑549‑3805.

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