By: Leah Jackson
Meet-and-greet will be at Hanchey Gallery
NATCHITOCHES – Northwestern State University will hold a reception to honor Miss Louisiana Holli’ Conway, who last weekend was second runner-up and talent competition winner at last Sunday’s Miss America pageant.
Media are invited to attend the meet-and-greet, which will take place at 2 p.m. Friday, Sept. 14 in Orville Hanchey Gallery.
Conway will be on campus this weekend to attend the 20th annual Creole Heritage Celebration Banquet at 6 p.m. Friday and to serve as mistress of ceremonies for the 61st annual Miss Northwestern-Lady of the Bracelet pageant at 3 p.m. Saturday, Sept. 15.
Conway, a Monroe native, is a 2016 Magna Cum Laude graduate of Northwestern State with a Bachelor of Science in Theatre. She spent the year prior to becoming Miss Louisiana traveling the world on Carnival Cruise Line’s Sunshine and Elation as a playlist performer. She has been a featured performer in “Hairpsray,” “Rent,” “Songs for a New World,” “Sweeney Todd: The Demon Barber of Fleet Street” and “Avenue Q.” Conway sings in three languages and is trained in ballet, tap, jazz and modern dance. She grew up as a competitive athlete, finding her inspiration from her dad, a two-time Olympic medalist, and attended Northwestern as a track and field student-athlete.
She travels the state promoting her personal platform, InspHIGHER, a motivational program that guides men, women and children as they strive to reach their highest aptitudes. Conway is the official hostess for the State of Louisiana and spokesperson for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals, Vantage Health Plan, Propane Dealers of Louisiana and the Louisiana Governor’s Council on Physical Fitness and Sports.