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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...

Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020 Contestants

Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020 Contestants

Brynn Lundy, Staff Reporter November 19, 2019

The Miss Southeastern Louisiana University 2020 Pageant will take place on Friday, Nov. 22 at the Columbia Theatre for the Performing Arts. This year, 15 contestants will compete for the spot to become...

In June 2018, Emily Randon, an alumna of the university, competed in Miss Louisiana for the fourth time. That year, she placed second. The following year she cometed for the fifth and final time, where she placed third. Now, Randon is competing in the Miss USA system and currently holds the Miss Laffayete USA title.

Randon changes pageant systems

Gabrielle Wood, Staff Reporter September 24, 2019

Emily Randon is a past Miss Southeastern and was apart of the Miss Louisiana Organization, competing for the title Miss Louisiana in 2017. Randon, a 2018 kinesiology graduate has had experience in the...

Chelsey Blank, a junior accounting major, is going to West Monroe to compete in the Miss Louisiana Pageant as Miss Southeastern Louisiana University. Blank has been preparing for the pageant since winning her title.

Miss Louisiana Preparation

Annie Goodman, Editor-in-Chief June 12, 2019

Once a year, some of the most beautiful and talented women across the state gather in West Monroe to compete for the title of Miss Louisiana. Since the 1970s, the university has sent a representative as...

Chelsey Blank, a junior accounting major, was crowned 2019 Miss Southeastern by 2018 Miss Southeastern Alyssa Larose, a junior elementary education and special education major. Blank also won the Talent Award and the Academic Award.

Crowning Chelsey

Prakriti Adhikari, Staff Reporter December 3, 2018

Every year, the university chooses its new ambassador as Miss Southeastern and awards her with golden roses, the local Miss America crown, an opportunity to compete in the Miss Louisiana Pageant and recognition...

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