The Miss Minden and Spirit of Fasching Scholarship Competition is set to take place on November 11 at 7 p.m. at the Minden High School Auditorium. Every year teens and young women from across the parish and surrounding areas participate in hopes of representing Minden at Miss Louisiana and while doing so, earning scholarship money that can be used to further their education.
Participants will also have an opportunity to represent themselves and a cause close to their hearts. Miss Minden and Spirit of Fasching is excited to give these young ladies a platform to share what they are most passionate about along with providing future networking opportunities, community involvement opportunities and most of all an opportunity to hold their own space in a room with confidence.
The Young Women’s Service Club of Minden, along with the Webster Parish Journal, is happy to highlight each of the women who will be competing for a 2024 title.
Vying for the title of Miss Outstanding Teen is Landry Edwards, a student at Glenbrook School where she has a current GPA of 4.5.
Landry’s scholastic/career ambition is to obtain a degree in Dentistry and specialize in Orthodontics. Her Community Service Initiative is “No Hate Zone: Using encouraging words to combat bullying.”
“Being born and raised in Minden, I believe I would be a great representative of our city,” Landry said. “I am confident speaking in front of others and would love the chance to promote my Community Service Initiative since statistics show Louisiana as one of the highest bullying rates in the nation.”
As her accomplishments, Landry has maintained a 4.0 GPA since kindergarten, currently in all honors classes and was voted Class Favorite by her classmates.
Landry believes the best way to market the MAOT and Miss Minden’s Outstanding Teen is to utilize the different social media platforms.
“I would be able to reach the younger, technologically – advanced audience and increase more interest, provide a positive influence, and the benefits of the organization,” she said.
For her talent, Landry will perform a jazz dance to “Don’t Stop Me Now” by Queen.