Sommer Marie Laliberte was crowned 2016 Lakeside Miss Saturday.
The 18-year-old senior says she is proud to represent her school in any way she can and is excited to do so in this way.
“I’m extremely excited, and I love to represent my school in any way possible,” she said. “So, I feel like this is going to be a great opportunity to do so. I plan to make our school more known in the community, go out and help others and be a role model to the younger students.”
Laliberte plans to attend the University of Louisiana at Monroe when she graduates and major in nursing. She plans to eventually become a pediatric nurse practitioner.
Her extracurricular activities are numerous and include varsity cheerleading and being a member of youth group at First Baptist Church in Sibley. Her honors and awards include being named Lakeside Student of the Year and Miss LHS. She is also the reigning homecoming queen, the 2015 Webster Parish Fair Queen, National Honor Society treasurer, varsity cheer captain, a three-time UCA All-American cheerleader and a two-time UCA Pin-It-Forward recipient.
She was also named KSLA Channel 12’s Lander’s Dodge Athlete of the Week.
When asked who she admires most, she responded, “My mom because she is the strongest woman I know, and she sets a Godly example for me to follow.”
Her favorite subject is biology and her hobbies include watching “Grey’s Anatomy.”
Lakeside Senior Katelynn Bowers, 17, was named Miss Congeniality. Lakeside’s People’s Choice went to 18-year-old Senior Hannah Shively. She was also the first runner up.
Third runner up went to 16-year-old Sophomore Allyson Nichole Doyle. Second runner up was Senior Ashley Colleen Nunn, 18.
Remaining contestants included 18-year-old Senior Chelsea Cummings and 16-year-old Sophomore Lindsay Hambrick.
The Lakeside Miss pageant is the largest fundraiser each year for Lakeside’s Peace Pipe yearbook. The yearbook costs roughly $20,000 to provide to students.
Sponsors included CW&W and Gibsland Bank and Trust.