MONROE, La. - The 2017 Miss Louisiana Pageant will be held Thursday, June 22 – Saturday, June 24 at 7:30 pm nightly at the Monroe Civic Center’s WL “Jack” Howard Theater.
“Miss Louisiana 2016, Justine Ker has done a wonderful job representing the state and representing our organization. She is a prime example of what the Miss America Organization can do for the young ladies who compete. She has received thousands of dollars in scholarships since she began competing in the Miss Louisiana Organization. Justine started out in our Fleur de Lis Princess program, then went on to capture the crown of Miss Louisiana’s Outstanding Teen and later Miss Louisiana. We are very proud of her for her accomplishments.” Dewana Little, Executive Director.
Preliminary competition will be held on Thursday and Friday evening and the live statewide telecast will be held on Saturday. This year’s show will feature Miss Louisiana 2016, Justine Ker, the Miss Louisiana Band, Miss Louisiana 2013, Jaden Leach, Miss Louisiana 2015, April Nelson and male vocalist, Blake Oden. Ed Walsh, Melissa Whitworth, Kelsi White, Hope Anderson and Amanda May will emcee. Also featured will be the 32 contestants and 65 Fleur de Lis Princesses.
The Miss Louisiana Organization has a volunteer based Board of Directors that works to share the accomplishments of the 32 contestants and provide scholarships to further their education. The Miss Louisiana Organization will award over $66,000 in cash scholarships this year, with over $600,000 in cash and in-kind scholarships available. The Miss Louisiana Organization is part of the Miss America Organization, the number one provider of scholarships for women in the world.
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