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Gayle was crowned the 60th Miss Southeastern on Jan. 22, 2021.

The Miss Southeastern life through Lily Gayle’s eyes

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter August 18, 2021

Crowned as the 60th Miss Southeastern, Lily Gayle’s reign has taken her to new heights.  From reading to SLU LAB school kids to competing for all the way in Monroe for the Miss Louisiana title, Gayle...

Miss Southeastern 2021 Lily Gayle placed in the Top Ten during the 2021 Miss Louisiana competition this past weekend in Monroe, La. Gayle, a senior communication major, received multiple scholarships as a semi-finalist.

Southeastern breaks the Top Ten at Miss Louisiana Competition 2021

Chloe Williams, Reporter June 22, 2021

On Saturday, June 19, Lily Gayle, Miss Green and Gold, was announced as a finalist in the Top Ten on the final night of the Miss Louisiana competition. Gayle is the first Southeastern representative...

Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher crowns Lily Gayle, a senior communication major, at the Miss Southeastern Louisiana University scholarship competition on Jan. 22 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts.

Hatcher and Gayle to compete in Miss Louisiana Competition

Chloe Williams, Staff Reporter June 14, 2021

Janine Hatcher and Lily Gayle will be representing Southeastern as they go to compete in the Miss Louisiana competition from June 17-19.  Hatcher, Miss Southeastern 2020, and Gayle, Miss Southeastern...

Southeastern students Hannah Tribou, Kimberly McClendon, Alyssa Larose, Megan Magri, Catherin Wooton and Gillian Hebert Lion Up before competing in the Miss Louisiana sweeper pageant.

Southeastern women shine in Ruston

Gerard Borne, Editor-In-Chief March 3, 2021

Over the weekend, six women from the university competed in the Miss Louisiana Sweeper Pageant in Ruston, with three of them earning titles. Alyssa Larose, a graduate student and former Miss Southeastern,...

Miss SLU 2021 Lily Gayle will be competing in the Miss Louisiana pageant as Miss Green and Gold. Janine Hatcher will compete at the state pageant as Miss Southeastern 2020 since the competition was postponed last year.

Miss Southeastern 2021: Her journey from Baton Rouge to Peru to Hammond

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter February 2, 2021

On Jan. 22, Lily Gayle began her reign as the institution’s 60th Miss Southeastern Louisiana University. How did Miss SLU 2021 end up in the city of Hammond? Gayle was originally planning to go to Louisiana...

In preperation for the 60th Miss Southeastern Louisiana Pageant, Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher shared her excitement for the upcoming event and gave advice to those who wish to compete.

Preparing for Miss Southeastern 2021

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter September 17, 2020

It is that time of the year again where university students sign up to compete in the annual Miss Southeastern Louisiana University pageant. The 2021 Miss SLU Pageant will be held on Jan. 22. Each contestant...

Mr. Southeastern 2020 Brian Williams and Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher pose for a picture during the Lion4Life launch patry.

Miss Southeastern reflects on her pageant journey

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter August 19, 2020

On Nov 22 of last year, Janine Hatcher began her journey as Miss Southeastern 2020. The pageant winner has since carried out her reign through unexpected circumstances, witnessing history unfold before...

Miss SLU 2020 Janine Hatcher has been preparing for Miss Louisiana since November 2019 after she was crowned the title. As Miss Louisiana Organization postponed its 2020 competition to 2021, Hatcher plans to participate in the competition next year even if she crowns a new Miss SLU this fall.

Organizations postpone pageants to adjust for health and safety concerns

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter June 15, 2020

In concurrence with the Miss America Organization, the Miss Louisiana Organization has postponed its 2020 competition until 2021. The Miss Louisiana Organization is presenting current title holders...

Janine Hatcher, Miss Southeastern 2020, is halfway through the first semester of her reign. Pictured is Hatcher with her family backstage after being crowned at the pageant on Nov. 22.

Keeping up with Miss Southeastern 2020 Janine Hatcher

Jordyn Franklin , Staff Reporter March 22, 2020

On Nov. 22, Janine Hatcher was crowned Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020. A tradition dating back to the 1970s, Miss Southeastern is an important fixture on campus. She represents all things...

“That’s what I want to continue to do throughout my reign this school year—show myself, present, be of any help or service I can be to the community.”
 - Janine Hatcher, Miss Southeastern 2020

Miss SLU 2020

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter January 21, 2020

The university named Janine Hatcher Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020 on Nov. 22 to represent all things green and gold. Originally from the city of Plainfield, New Jersey, Hatcher grew up as...

Janine Hatcher poses with SGA President Karley Bordelon, Roomie the Lion and Mr. Southeastern Louisiana University Brian Williams at Ring Ceremony.

Hatcher attends first event as Miss Southeastern

Samantha Gambino, Staff Reporter December 10, 2019

The newly-crowned Miss Southeastern experienced her first event as a representative of the university. Janine Hatcher, a senior business administration major, was crowned Miss Southeastern Louisiana...

Janine Hatcher, Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020, performs a song on cello and sings during the talent portion of the pageant. One of the things that helped Hatcher through the pageant was focusing on her own performance and not comparing herself to others in the competition.

Janine Hatcher crowned Miss Southeastern 2020

Symiah Dorsey, Staff Reporter November 23, 2019

A new Miss Southeastern was crowned as the Campus Activity Board hosted its annual Miss Southeastern Louisiana University pageant. This year, 15 contestants competed for the title of Miss Southeastern...

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