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Olivia Grace George crowned Miss Louisiana 2024

by Minden Press-Herald

 The 2024 Miss Louisiana Competition finals took place on Saturday at the Monroe Civic Center’s W.L. Jack Howard Theater, featuring 32 of Louisiana’s most talented and intelligent young ladies competing for over $64,000 in scholarships and the prestigious title of Miss Louisiana. 

Taking home the crown was Olivia Grace George, a Texarkana, Texas native and student at Louisiana Tech University, representing the Miss Louisiana Watermelon Festival local title. Olivia, who was last year’s first runner-up, plans to complete her bachelor’s degree in education and pursue a career as an educator. Throughout the three days of competition, Olivia and her fellow contestants competed in private interview (30%), health & fitness (20%), on-stage conversation (10%), talent (20%), and evening wear (20%). Olivia was also awarded the $1000 Women in Education scholarship during Thursday’s preliminary competition. 

Olivia shared her vision through her Community Service Initiative (CSI), Education is Key, stating, “I plan to empower Louisiana students to become strong leaders in and outside of the classroom. I want to help students grow their love for learning.” 

The Miss Louisiana Organization awarded a total of $64,000 in cash scholarships and made available over $850,000 in in-kind scholarships. The fourth runner-up was Gabrielle McLeod, Miss University of Louisiana at Monroe; third runner-up was Leah Thompson, Miss Ouachita Parish; second runner-up was Lily Gayle, Miss Louisiana Port City; and first runner-up was Felicia McGill, Miss Natchitoches Parish. 

The Miss Louisiana Organization is part of the Miss America Organization, the world’s largest provider of scholarships for women. Corporate sponsors for Miss Louisiana include The City of Monroe, Discover Monroe-West Monroe, the University of Louisiana Monroe, Propane Dealers of Louisiana, Louisiana Office of Tourism, Blue Cross and Blue Shield of Louisiana, TownePlace Suites by Marriott, and New Beginnings Wellness Center and Spa. For more information, please visit www.misslouisiana.org or www.missamerica.org.

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