MONROE, La. — The 2017 Miss University of Louisiana Monroe Pageant is scheduled for Friday, Nov. 4 at 7 p.m. in Brown Auditorium on the ULM campus.
The Miss ULM Pageant—which was honored with an award from the Miss Louisiana Organization for providing more scholarship money than any other college pageant in Louisiana— is a preliminary to the Miss Louisiana Pageant, sponsored by ULM's Campus Activities Board and Student Government Association.
The competitive scholarship program emphasizes physical fitness, talent, public speaking, and academics.
Contestants must demonstrate poise, personality, intelligence, charm, and beauty during the pageant, and must showcase a trained talent in a 90-second performance.
Each contestant must be a full-time ULM student and also adhere to grade point average requirements in order to compete in the pageant.
Miss ULM 2016, Sarah Torregrossa, and Justin Ker, Miss Louisiana 2016, will emcee the event. Miss ULM 2017 will be crowned by Torregrossa and ULM President Dr. Nick J. Bruno.
The Miss ULM pageant has welcomed a sold-out audience for the past several years. Those interested in attending are encouraged to purchase tickets before the event.
Tickets for the event may be purchased online only. ULM student tickets are $5, and general public tickets are $10.
Tickets for this event are now available and can be purchased at http://ulm.edu/studentlife/miss_ulm_pageant.html.
For more information, call the ULM Office of Student Life and Leadership at 318-342-5287.
The 2017 Miss ULM Contestants:
Baylea Huffman, a sophomore speech-language-pathology major from Delhi, will perform a contemporary dance. Her platform is “The Challenge.”
Gabi Ingram, a junior biology major from Natchitoches, will perform speed painting. Her platform is “Dental Health Awareness.”
Brea Joyner, a senior communication major from Monroe, will give a vocal performance. Her platform is “Lift Up and Listen to Our Children.”
Ashley Camp, a senior biology major from Calhoun, will give a vocal performance. Her platform is “Volunteering Where You’re Passionate.”
Erika Guerrero, a senior pre-dental-hygiene major from Oak Grove, will perform speed painting. Her platform is “Perfectly Imperfect Body.”
Samantha Hillman, a freshman kinesiology major from Winnsboro, will perform gymnastics routine. Her platform is “Go for the Gold: Fitness for Champions.”
Allison Newton, a freshman music major from Monroe, will give a vocal performance and perform tap-dancing. Her platform is “Embracing the Neurodiverse.”
Jillian Johnson, a freshman pre-pharmacy major from Eunice, will perform a contemporary dance. Her platform is “Move for MS.”
Elaine Blanco, a senior communication major from Leesville, will give a vocal performance. Her platform is “Broadening Your Horizons Through Travel.”
Samantha Vaughn, a senior communication major from West Monroe, will perform a jazz dance. Her platform is “Helping Hands, Happy Heart.”
Alyssa Garner, a junior nursing major from Frierson, will perform a jazz dance. Her platform is “Go Healthy for Your Heart.”
J’Lyn Henderson, a sophomore elementary education major from Monroe, will give a vocal performance. Her platform is “Foundation to Feed.”
Sydney Davis, a senior vocal music education major from Mesquite, Texas, will give a vocal performance. Her platform is “Music Education.”
Ashlynn Lanford, a sophomore kinesiology major from Pineville, will give a vocal performance. Her platform is “Arts in Healthcare.”