Maria Rome of Baton Rouge won the 59th Annual Miss Northwestern-Lady of the Bracelet Pageant held Saturday at Northwestern State University.
Rome, a psychology major, will receive more than $8,000 in scholarships and prizes and will represent Northwestern State in June’s Miss Louisiana Pageant in Monroe. She is a member of Phi Mu Fraternity, NSU ambassadors, Alpha Lambda Delta, NSU choir and Psi Chi. Rome is a member of Purple Jackets Honor Society, Demon Volunteers in Progress and the Welcome Week committee.
Stephanie Parker of Stonewall was first runner up.
Rome won the Liz Carroll People’s Choice Award selected by the pageant audience and the Children’s Miracle Network Miracle Maker Award. Parker won the swimsuit competition. Erica Jarlock of Covington won the talent competition and Emily Jackson of Leesville was chosen as Miss Congeniality.