Congratulations to the 2019 Natchitoches Queens!

The Natchitoches Queens Scholarship Pageant was held Saturday, September 21 at the Natchitoches Events Center. A group of talented and accomplished young ladies vied for one of three titles, Miss City of Lights, Miss City of Lights Outstanding Teen and Miss Merry Christmas. The contestants each answered an on stage question, performed in the talent competition and modeled their choice of evening wear. The NSU Pom line and dancers from the Dazzle Dance Center also entertained. Past winners made their farewells and visiting queens were presented.

Mali Simmons was chosen as the 2019 Miss Merry Christmas. Chosen as the 2019 Christmas Belles were Abigail Thompson, Carlee Scott, Emily Robertson, and Mallory Lee.

The 2019 Miss City of Lights is Carmen Velasquez and the 2019 Miss City of Lights Outstanding Teen is Aubrey Gray. Miss Velasquez will go on to compete for Miss Louisiana and Miss Gray will go on to compete for Miss Louisiana Outstanding Teen.

The Natchitoches Parish Journal wishes to commend all of the young women who entered the pageant. We did not envy the judges their task in choosing from among such a superb group. We also want to extend our best wishes for success to Miss Gray and Miss Velasquez in the Miss Louisiana and Miss Louisiana Outstanding Teen Pageants.