Miss Southern Girl Pageant
Wednesday, March 18, 2009, brought the excitement of the 6th annual Miss Southern Girl Calendar Pageant. This event featured 22 of Southern Universities most beautiful co-eds as they competed for the title of Miss Southern Girl. Over a series of 4 weeks the ladies are taught how to walk and execute the pageant exercises and then on pageant night they were able to compete in the 4 phases of competition; sense of style, physical fitness, eveningwear and question and answer.
This year’s pageant competition was stiff with two former calendar month winners, Tiffanie Parnell and Angellica Wilson, re-entering for another chance at becoming Miss Southern Girl. The judges for this year’s pageant were Mr. Theron Jackson, of SUSLA, Mr. Kevin Schmidt, Business Owner, Ms. Kelley Butler, former Miss Bayou Classic, Mrs. Veronica Glover, Mayor Cedric Glover’s wife and Sherri McMurry, who is employed with CVS Pharmacy of Shreveport.
The commentator for the event was Miss SUSLA, Krystle Woods. The pageant also featured performances from SUSLA’s own Rick Batts of Los Angeles, California, Miss Southern Girl 2008-2009 Tambria Baker, SGA President Rodney McFarland and his group as well as special guest national recording artist Vicki Baker who performed a special tribute to her niece Miss Southern Girl Tambria Baker. The coordinators for this event were Dr. Melva Turner, Pageant Producer and Director, Mrs. Rebecca Gilliam, Co-Intra-Pageant Coordinator and Ms. Angela Farrow, Co-Intra-Pageant Coordinator.
The winners were announced as: Miss Southern Girl Jasmine Baylor 2009-2010, Miss September is Valencia Harris, Miss October is Octavias Lawson, Miss November is Nichole Bell, Miss December is Brittney Whitaker, Miss January is Tiffani Parnell, Miss February is Bridged Wanyonyi, Miss March is Sharday Cotton, Miss May is Angellica Wilson, Miss June is Denisha Foster,and Miss July is Monica Robinson. Special congratulations to all the winners and the 2009-2010 Miss Southern Girl calendars will be available in August 2009.