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Meet the 2015 Miss Minden contestants

by Minden Press-Herald

A new Miss Minden will be crowned Saturday night.

The pageant is a preliminary to Miss Louisiana and is “closed,” meaning only residents of Webster Parish can compete.

Miss Minden will receive a $2,200 scholarship, $150 cash prize and $1,250 wardrobe allowance for Miss Louisiana. First runner-up will receive a $1,250 scholarship and $100 cash prize, and second runner-up will receive a $1,000 scholarship and $75 cash prize.

Awards are also given for swimsuit and talent competition and Miss Congeniality.

Baylee Howell

Baylee Howell is the 18-year-old daughter of Jason Howell and Tawnya Smith.

She is a senior at Lakeside High School where she is Class Representative, a member of Future Business Leaders of American, Student Council, and
Fellowship of Christian Athletes. Baylee was the 2014 Teen Miss Minden.

After graduation, she plans to attend University of Louisiana at Monroe, majoring in pharmacy with hopes of becoming a successful pharmacist.

Sharity Ann Brent

Sharity Ann Brent is the 18-year-old daughter of James and Leslie Brent.
She graduated from Minden High School in 2014, where she was a leader and four-year member of the Louisi-Annes dance line.

Sharity is currently a student at Louisiana Tech University, where she recently fulfilled her lifelong dream of becoming a member of Regal Blues dance team.

She regularly attends First Baptist Church in Minden and is also actively involved in the Baptist Collegiate Ministry at Tech.

Her major is undecided, but she plans to continue to maintain a 3.5 or higher GPA throughout her years at college.

Morgan Phillips

Morgan Phillips is the daughter of Larry and Kelli Phillips and a proud senior at Lakeside High School.

At Lakeside, she is a member of Future Business Leaders of America, prom committee, and very active in promoting her school’s spirit.

Every year, Morgan volunteers at the annual St. Jude Auction. Morgan has begun fundraising at her school for donations to Lymphoma Research Foundation in hopes of eradicating this cancer in honor of her ­grandmother and uncle.

She is an employee at Community Angels of Hope as a receptionist.

Her plans for the future are to attend the University of Louisiana in Monroe and pursue a degree in dental hygiene.

Madison Lemoine

Madison Lemoine is the daughter of Brian and Lela Lemoine and is a 17-year-old senior at Glenbrook High School.

She is captain of the Glenbrook Varsity Cheerleaders, an All-District member of the Glenbrook tennis team, and the 2014 Apache Princess.

Leadership activities in which she is involved include being a member of National Honor Society, serving as a Hugh O’Brien Youth Leadership delegate and junior counselor, and participating as a delegate in Louisiana Girls State this past summer.

Madison enjoys attending cheer tumbling and co-ed stunt clinics, and plans to try out for the LSU Cheer Squad where she will be attending college as an accounting major in the fall.

She also enjoys singing, and has studied voice for four years under the direction of Alicia Dubois. Madison will perform for her talent a vocal selection.

Madison’s platform, Supporting Special Olympics through Volunteerism, allows her to assist kids with special needs through the joy of playing sports.

Hannah Carrell Parker

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Hannah Carrell Parker is the 20-year-old daughter of Robert Parker and Patricia Caldwell.

She attends Louisiana Tech University where she majors in early childhood education. She also served as a counselor at Camp Mystic Girls Summer Camp.

Hannah is active in her church, Sigma Kappa Beta Epsilon Sorority, and intramural sports.

Justyce Robinson

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Justyce Robinson is an 18-year-old senior at Minden High School and current Cotton Valley resident.

She was in 4-H and was a member of the MHS Louisi-Annes.

She plans to attend Southern Arkansas University in the fall of 2015 with a major is nursing. She plans to be a pediatric nurse practitioner in the future.

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