Kristyn Gary wins Miss Southeastern Crown

Tuesday, November 22, 2016 Miss Southeastern honorees
by: Tonya Lowentritt

KRISTYN GARY WINS 2017 MISS SOUTHEASTERN CROWN – Recognized at the Miss Southeastern 2017 pageant are, from left, Tonykea Alford, first runner-up, Miss Southeastern 2017 Kristyn Gary, People’s Choice Award recipient Jamie Dearman, and SGA Academic Award recipient Trista Kramer.

     HAMMOND -- Southeastern Louisiana University early childhood education major Kristyn Gary of Denham Springs has been chosen Miss Southeastern 2017.
     Gary received her crown from Miss Southeastern 2016 Alexis LaPlante of Hammond at the annual pageant Saturday (Nov. 19) at Southeastern’s Pottle Music Building Auditorium. Sponsored by the Campus Activities Board, the pageant is affiliated with the Miss America Pageant system.
     A sophomore, Gary also received the Miss Congeniality Award.
     First runner up was Tonykea Alford, a senior elementary education major from Hammond. Alford also received the Miracle Maker, Lifestyle and Fitness, and Talent awards.  
     Communication major Jamie Dearman of Baton Rouge received the People’s Choice Award, while chemistry major Trista Kramer of Covington received the Student Government Association (SGA) Academic Award.
     Gary will advance to the Miss Louisiana pageant, which will be held in Monroe in June.

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