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Gillian Oakley, left, passes the crown to 2017 Miss DSU, Hannah Leflore.

Leflore crowned Miss DSU

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Miss Delta State University 2017 was crowned Oct. 27 in the Bologna Performing Arts Center on campus. Hannah Leflore, a junior speech and hearing sciences major from Greenwood will represent Delta State at the Miss Mississippi Pageant in 2017.

Leflore sang “Mississippi” by Daniel Nail for the talent portion of the competition. Her platform is “Using Music to Teach.” In the upcoming months, she will be busy visiting different local and state schools promoting her platform.

Contestants at the pageant competed in five categories: private interview, evening gown, swimsuit, talent and on-stage question.

The Miss Delta State University Pageant is produced by the University Pageant Board and sponsored by the Student Government Association.

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Miss DSU 2017 coming to BPAC

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Five Delta State students will compete for the crown of Miss DSU 2017 at the Bologna Performing Arts Center Oct. 27 at 7:30 p.m.

This year’s contestants include:
* Amber Stone of Olive Branch. Rose is a sophmore majoring in exercise science. Her talent will be singing.
* Madison Wahlstrom of Horn Lake. Wahlstrom is a junior majoring in psychology. Her talent will be dancing.
* Amelie Goss of Rolling Fork. Goss is a senior majoring in child development. Her talent will be dancing.
* Haley Scalzo of Marion, Arkansas. Scalzo is a freshman majoring in pre-nursing. Her talent will be singing.
* Hannah Leflore of Greenwood. Leflore is a junior majoring in speech and hearing sciences. Her talent will be singing.

The emcee for the evening will be Dr. Vernell Bennett, vice president of Student Affairs. The judges are Patrick Davis of Cleveland, Brad Hill of Starkville, Lynn Baker of Vicksburg, Terri Frazier of Vicksburg and Othor Cain of Jackson. The auditors are Jaime VanVulpen and Josh Morgan with Hardy and Associates in Cleveland.

Tickets to the event are $6 for general admission and $3 for students.

Gillian Oakley was crowned 2016 Miss DSU.

Southaven native named Miss DSU

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This past Thursday, Oct .29, Gillian Oakley was named the 2016 Miss DSU.

The SGA sponsored event was hosted at the BPAC on campus. Contestants of the pageant had four categories to participate in: gown, swimsuit, talent and on-stage questions.

Oakley, a freshmen music major from Southaven, sang “Orange Colored Sky” by Natalie Cole for the talent portion of the competition. Her platform is suicide prevention and awareness. In the upcoming months, she will be busy visiting different local and state schools promoting an issue that is very close to her heart.

Oakley said she is very excited about winning the crown.

“I am completely shocked that I now hold the title of Miss DSU, but I am so excited to represent my school this year,” she said.

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Sturgis crowned Miss DSU

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The Delta Statement
Article Author: Erin Jackson
Statement Editor: Elisabetta Zengaro
Photo: Katelyn Cheatham, photographer for the yearbook, The Broom

Brianna Sturgis was crowned Miss DSU on Thursday, Nov. 15.

The contestants of the pageant had four categories to participate in: gown, swimsuit, talent and on-stage questions.

For her talent, Sturgis sang “Summertime” from the Broadway musical “Porgy and Bess” by George Gershwin. She said she chose to sing that song because she loves the song, and “it is a song that most people know.” She gave it a modern jazz twist.

Her question on stage was, “How would you like to be remembered?” She said she would like to be remembered as kind and giving.”This means I would have made a difference.”

Sturgis says she is elated about being crowned Miss DSU.

“I thank God for the opportunity to represent Delta State University in the Miss Mississippi Pageant.”

She said she has already accepted one engagement to represent DSU at a pageant in Grenada.

“I will continue to work hard on my platform, which is Gateway Rescue Mission, and prepare for the Miss Mississippi Pageant.”

Because of her need to focus on her Aviation courses, Sturgis said she would not be running again next year.

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The Delta Statement is a student run and student edited paper at Delta State University. It serves the student readership by reporting on news involving the campus and surrounding community. The Statement is published every Thursday during the fall and spring academic year.