Miss Crowley pageant contestants named
Madison Claire Ebanks, McKenzie Lane Jabusch, Brooklynn Tarese Johnson
Angelique Bieri, Kathryn Shea Duncan, Amber Marie Hayes
Erica Paige Thibodeaux, Jessica Lutisha Clayton, Lainie Claire Conner
Chloe Von Sibley, Taren Marie Adams, Kennedi Klaire Stelly
Emmie Claire Miller, Kailey Blair Hollier, Raina Audrey Bolduc
The Crowley Professional Women’s Club will host the 80th Annual Miss Crowley Pageant and the 2016 Teen and Junior Miss Crowley Pageants on Saturday, July 30, at 6 p.m.
The event will be held at the Grand Opera House and will include a live performance by Colby Latiolais and Ambush.
Immediately following the crowning of the 2016 queens, a Queen’s Ball will be held in Le Grand Hall featuring catering by Rice Palace and entertainment by Hitmen Entertainment.
Tickets are now on sale through the Grand Opera House of the South at a cost of $20 per ticket.
This year will once again see a variety of worthy young women competing for the coveted Miss Crowley titles.
Miss Crowley Contestants
Madison Claire Ebanks is the 17-year-old daughter of Patty Hulin and Tim Grace. She is a 2016 graduate of Midland High School, and while there, was a four-year member of the cheerleading squad, a band member, band secretary, band librarian and a member of the Student Council. She was named a UCA Cheerleader, received the Band Service Award and has been awarded honors at District and State Literary Rally. In her spare time, she enjoys reading, spending time with family and friends and swimming. She also enjoys helping animals. Her plans are to attend McNeese State University and pursue a career in radiological sciences. She also hopes to pledge to a sorority and be a Cowboys Cheerleader. Her sponsor for this year’s pageant is Mary Anne’s Flower Shop.
McKenzie Lane Jabusch is the 20-year-old daughter of Bryan and Debbie Jabusch. She is a 2014 graduate of South Louisiana Community College and is currently employed as a tumbling instructor at Tumbling Tots and Teens. While in high school, McKenzie was involved in several sports including basketball, volleyball, soccer and track. She was also in the Drama Club, participated in the 2013 Choices Program and was a volunteer with the Special Olympics. A Certified Nursing Assistant and Medical Assistant, McKenzie has been an honors graduate and has been awarded the Pink Ladies Nursing Scholarship. She has also participated in the Heart Walk in Lafayette, the Valentine Dance for those with special needs and the Christmas in Crowley Live Nativity. In her spare time, McKenzie enjoys mud riding, hunting and shopping. She also spends time on the farm with her dad with crawfish and rice farming. Her sponsor for the 2016 Miss Crowley Pageant is Quality Equipment.
Brooklynn Tarese Johnson is the 18-year-old daughter of Shameka and Markel Domino. A 2016 graduate of Crowley High School, Brooklyn is currently employed as a party host at Gatti’s Pizza. While in high school, Brooklyn was involved with the Drama Club, the newspaper, the cheerleading squad and the track team. She is the recipient of the Academic Scholar Award, the Gladys W. Butler Scholarship and the National Association of University Women Scholarship. She is a member of Northside Assembly of God and, in her spare time, enjoys being with her family and shopping. She has a love of travel and helping others. Brooklyn plans to enroll in ROTC classes and serve as a military officer. She will attend Louisiana State University and major in kinesiology to begin pursuing her dream of becoming an cccupational therapist. Brooklyn’s sponsor for this year is the Acadiana Smiles.
Angelique Bieri is the 18-year-old daughter of T.J. and Nora Lafleur. She is a 2016 graduate of Crowley High School and is currently employed by Gatti’s Pizza and Southern Stone Indoor Climbing Gym. While at CHS, Angelique was a cheerleader, serving as co-captain and captain, a member of the National Honor Society, the Art Club, Interact Club, the Drama Club and the softball and cross country teams. She was named 2015 Homecoming Queen, SCA All-American Cheerleader, won the Carnival D’Acadia Poster Contest in 2013 and received the UL Distinguished Freshman Scholarship. A volunteer at Forest Park Church of Christ, Angelique also assisted with the 2015 Crowley Color Run and the 2015 Frog Capital Boxing Club. She enjoys working out, indoor climbing, acro yoga, reading, painting, baking and cleaning. Angelique’s plans for the future are to attend the University of Louisiana at Lafayette and major in nursing. Her sponsor for this year is Gatti’s Pizza.
Kathryn Shea Duncan is the 20-year-old daughter of Shea and Kathy Duncan. She is a graduate of Notre Dame High School of Acadia Parish and is currently a junior at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette. During her time at UL, Kathryn has served as fundraising chair of Habitat for Humanity UL Chapter, was recently elected president of that organization and volunteers her time at the Habitat store. She is the recipient of the Delhomme, Leblanc and Associates Scholarship, the Florence Mauboulis Scholarship, the UL Distinguished Freshman Scholarship, the Billie Ruth Welch Memorial Scholarship and a TOPS scholarship. She is the communications coordinator for the Welcome House Homeless Shelter and has visited Costa Rica for mission work. A published photographer, Kathryn loves painting, calligraphy and typography art. She also has a passion for the Cajun culture that Crowley has to offer and helping others. Kathryn plans to complete her college education in the fall of 2018, when she will receive a bachelor’s degree in marketing and then pursue her master’s degree in business administration. Her sponsors for the 2016 Miss Crowley Pageant are JC & Suzy Webb.
Amber Marie Hayes is the 21-year-old daughter of Mary and Trey Hayes. She is a 2013 graduate of Crowley High School and is currently employed by YMCA of Acadiana as a site director. While at CHS, Amber was a drum major and a member of the Drama Club. Currently a student at the University of Louisiana at Lafayette, Amber’s college activities include participation with the Cognitive and Psycholinguistics Lab and the Grief Awareness Association. She has received the UL Award for Academic Excellence and the TOPS Scholarship. She has been a member of the First Methodist Church and Pandemonium Theatre. In her spare time, Amber enjoys reading, singing and supporting local music and theatre. She is also interested in running research experiments and supporting local bands. Her sponsor for this year is Dr. Paul Stringfellow and the Family Clinic of Crowley.
Erica Paige Thibodeaux is the 19-year-old daughter of James and Sandra Thibodeaux. She is a 2016 graduate of Crowley High School and is currently employed by the Crowley Recreation Department. While at CHS, Erica was a cheerleader, an FFA member, a Student Council member, and a member of FCA. She was chosen as Most School Spirited, senior class secretary and received the Academic Award. A volunteer and board member at the Egan Community Center, Erica enjoys spending time with her family, shopping, drawing and reading. She also spends time boating, hunting and fishing. Her plans for the future are to attend Louisiana State University at Eunice and study nursing and young child care development. Erica’s sponsor for the 2016 Miss Crowley Pageant is Thib’s Auto Titles & Tags.
Teen Miss Crowley Contestants
Jessica Lutisha Clayton is the 15-year-old daughter of Gwen and Joey Foreman and the late Jody Clayton. She is currently a junior at Crowley High School and is spending her summer babysitting. Jessica is a Beta Club member, a Student Council Representative and a cheerleader, and has been a member of the Worship Team. She has received the GPA Award for Excellence, been named a UCA All-Star Cheerleader and received the UCA “Pin It Forward” Award. She is a volunteer with Servolution City Wide Clean Up and a member of St. Michael’s Youth Group, and she has volunteered with Jingle Bell Noel and the Acadia Players Theatre Group. Jessica enjoys dancing, playing the ca’jon, playing the piano and gymnastics. She is also interested in politics, all genres of music and reading poetry. After high school, Jessica plans to attend Louisiana State University where she will major in criminal justice hoping to one day become a FBI behavioral analyst. Her sponsor for the 2016 Teen Miss Crowley Pageant is AFC Towing & Recovery.
Lainie Claire Conner is the 15-year-old daughter of Tim and Paula Conner. Lainie is currently a sophomore at Crowley High School where she serves as a football trainer and baseball manager. She is a member of Student Council, FFA and the Honors Program. She was named Miss Redemptorist and Most Helpful and received the Christian Award. Lainie is a member of Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and Choir and the St. Michael’s Youth Group and volunteers at a local nursing home. She enjoys shopping, reading, exercising and duck hunting. She has been a dancer for 10 years and has attended Stuebenville on the Bayou. After completing high school, Lainie plans to attend Louisiana State University and study clinical psychology. Her sponsor for this year’s event is Chief Jimmy Broussard, Crowley Chief of Police.
Chloe Von Sibley is the 16-year-old daughter of Beau Sibley and Crystal Morgan. Currently a student at Crowley High School, she will be entering her junior year this fall. She is spending her summer babysitting and working with Zeppix Photography as well as doing freelance work as an artist. Her high school activities include theater, membership in the Beta Club, serving as a Commentator at Immaculate Heart of Mary Church and participating in NODD. She is an Honors Award recipient and enjoys tumbling, gymnastics and cheerleading. Chloe was selected Junior Miss Crowley 2012 and has also received the Top Reader Award. Her hobbies include portrait drawing and watercolors, singing and fashion. She is looking forward to traveling to Europe this fall on an educational trip with her fellow fine arts class mates. Her plans for the future are to attend Louisiana State University and enter into the medical field. Chloe’s sponsor for the 2016 Teen Miss Crowley Pageant is Medical Center Laboratory.
Taren Marie Adams is the 15-year-old daughter of Russell and Brenda Adams. Currently a student at Crowley High School, she plans to graduate in the spring of 2019. She is currently employed by the Dolores L. Nutt School of Dance. She is a member of the CHS Varsity Cheerleading Squad and the Chronicle Club. An avid dancer, she is an International Rice Festival dancer and has danced for 12 years. Taren participates in the Immaculate Heart of Mary Church Youth Group and enjoys cooking, volunteering, hanging out with friends and doing pageants. She is also interested in photography, writing and crafting. After high school, she plans to attend McNeese State University to study biology. Her sponsor for the 2016 Teen Miss Crowley Pageant is A-2-Fay, LLC: Catering and Makers of FontKnow’s Secret Products.
Junior Miss Crowley Contestants
Kennedi Klaire Stelly is the 14-year-old daughter of Heather Schexnider and Jimmy and Angel Stelly. She will begin the upcoming school year as a ninth grader at Crowley High School. Her school involvements include participation in the 4-H Club. She also hopes to participate in junior varsity and varsity volleyball. She was named as 2015 and 2016 Volleyball MVP and was a softball All-Star for three years. Kennedi is a volunteer at the Welcome House and the Soup Kitchen, a volunteer with Crowley Rotary Club City-Wide Cleanup Day and a member of Northside Assembly of God. She enjoys fishing, nature photography and fitness. Upon graduating from high school, she plans to spend her senior trip doing missionary work in Africa working in orphanages. Her sponsor for the 2016 Junior Miss Crowley Pageant is Schexnider Landscaping Services.
Emmie Claire Miller is the 14-year-old daughter of Shavaun Miller and Michael Miller. Emmie will begin her freshman year this fall at Midland High School. She is a member of the MHS Band, was named to the Valentine Court and 8th Grade Class Favorite, and has participated in Little Dribblers. She has received the “A” Average Award and lettered in basketball and track and field. A member of Immaculate Conception Church, she attends CCD Classes and is also certified as a Safe Sitter. In her spare time she enjoys swimming, spending time with her family, camping, reading, photography and painting. After high school, her plans are to attend McNeese State University and become a nurse specializing in pediatric oncology. Her sponsor for this year is Fezzo’s Seafood & Steakhouse.
Kailey Blair Hollier is the 13-year-old daughter of Sammy and Paula Hollier. She will be an eighth grade student at Armstrong Middle School this fall. Her school activities include cheerleading, serving as squad captain, Student Council, Beta Club and being a dancer with Project Dance. She has maintained a 4.0 GPA since first grade, won the President’s Award and has also earned three Masteries and one Advanced on state testing. A member of St. Joseph’s Catholic Church, Kailey participates in CCD Classes and is a member of EDGE. Her hobbies include singing, participating in school and church events and spending time with her godchild, family and friends. Her future plans are to one day become a surgeon to help people live happier lives. Kailey’s sponsor for this year is the Evangeline Bank & Trust Co.
Raina Audrey Bolduc is the 13-year-old daughter of Wilfred and Amy Bolduc. Raina is currently in a homeschooling program and will be entering the eighth grade in the fall. She is actively involved in various organizations, including Sunday school, helping with Children’s Bible Drill and the Girl Scouts. She has also been the recipient of the Bible Drill Most Improved Award. Raina’s hobbies and interests include singing, dancing, drawing, horses, reading and devotional time. She is also knowledgeable about the use of sign language. Her sponsor for the 2016 Junior Miss Crowley Pageant is Bank of Commerce & Trust Company of Crowley.
Anyone with questions regarding the Miss Crowley Pageants can contact Tessa Richard at 223-0440 or Elizabeth Monk at 581-8354.