Natchitoches Mayor Ronnie Williams Jr. presented Northwestern State University senior Makenzie Scroggs of Marksville with a plaque at the July 24 City Council meeting, congratulating her on her crowning as Miss Louisiana on June 17.
Scroggs won the state title representing Natchitoches as Miss Natchitoches City of Lights. Last year, she was first runner up in Miss Louisiana competing as Miss Northwestern – Lady of the Bracelet and is the second NSU student to become Miss Louisiana in the past six years. Her mother Dauzat Scroggs was Miss Northwestern–Lady of the Bracelet in 1998 and competed in the Miss Louisiana Pageant that year. She graduated from NSU in 2000 with a degree in education. They are the first LOB mother/daughter legacy.
Scroggs’ social impact initiative is Being True to Being You, an organization she started at age 15 with the goal of raising confidence in young women and girls through self-development workshops.
Scroggs has been dancing since age 2 and is pursuing a Bachelor of Fine Arts in Dance. She will take a year off from school to focus on her duties as Miss Louisiana and prepare for the Miss America competition, which has not yet been announced.