Robertson’s platform is “Confidence Coalition” and her talent is jazz dance. She also received the lifestyle and fitness preliminary award.
First runner-up was Jo’ Hilliard of Baton Rouge, who was also named preliminary interview winner. Second runner-up was Lauren Ford of Monroe. Ford also received the People’s Choice Award and the preliminary talent and evening gown awards. Third runner-up was Ellie Jackson of Monroe, and fourth runner-up was Sarah Mouk of West Monroe.
Makeva Armant of New Orleans won the Advertisement Sales Award; Candice Johnson of Keller, Texas won the Miss Congeniality Award; and Kaitlynn Frey of Fort Wayne, Ind. won the Non-Finalist Academic Award.
The Miss ULM Pageant—which was honored with an award from the Miss Louisiana Organization for providing more scholarship money than any other pageant in Louisiana—is a preliminary to the Miss Louisiana Pageant, sponsored by ULM’s Campus Activities Board.
The competitive scholarship program emphasizes physical fitness, talent, public speaking, and academics. Contestants must demonstrate poise, personality, intelligence, and charm during the pageant, and must showcase a trained talent in a 90-second performance.
Miss ULM scholarship awards
Miss ULM receives a scholarship which covers full basic tuition, a private, one-bedroom on-campus apartment, an award from the bookstore worth $300, a two-semester meal plan awarded by the Campus Activities Board, and a $4,500 cash prize awarded by the Student Government Association.
First runner-up: receives a two-semester tuition scholarship from the Campus Activities Board.
Second runner-up: receives a one semester tuition scholarship from the Campus Activities Board.
Third runner-up: receives a one-time $1000 scholarship from the Student Government Association.
Fourth runner-up: receives a one-time $750 scholarship from the Student Government Association.
Advertisement Sales winner: receives a one-time $250 scholarship from the Campus Activities Board.
People’s Choice winner: receives a one-time $250 scholarship from the Campus Activities Board.
Miss Congeniality winner: receives a one-time $250 scholarship from the Campus Activities Board.
Non-Finalist Academic winner: receives a one-time $250 scholarship from the Campus Activities Board.
Miss ULM 2014 contestants:
Mary Catherine Wilkerson, a junior mass communications major from Natchez, Miss.; Ashley Camp, a sophomore biology major from Calhoun; Makeva Armant, a senior Modern Languages major from New Orleans; Keana Howell, a sophomore pre-nursing major from Alexandria; Destiny Brown, a freshman pre-dental hygiene major from West Monroe;
Jo’ Hilliard, a sophomore pre-nursing major from Baton Rouge; Victoria Eymard, a sophomore kinesiology major from Slidell; Kiersten Robertson, a freshman pre-dental hygiene major from Leesville; Karli McMahan, a sophomore elementary education major from Harrison, Ohio; Candice Johnson, a senior kinesiology major from Keller, Texas; Sarah Torregrossa, a sophomore mass communications major from West Monroe;
Ellie Jackson, a freshman biology major from Monroe; Kaitlynn Frey, a freshman elementary education major from Fort Wayne, Ind.; Lauren Ford, a junior pre-pharmacy major from Monroe; Paige Davis, a senior secondary education major from Monroe;
Taylor Herrington, a freshman pre-pharmacy major from Delhi; and Sarah Mouk, a sophomore health studies major from West Monroe.