Franklinton native crowned Miss Black Louisiana USA | Events
Franklinton native Chante’ Rice was crowned Miss Black Louisiana USA on Saturday, Nov. 1 tat the Louisiana State Police Auditorium during its annual pageant themed “Rock the Crown”. She also captured the People’s Choice and Director’s Community Service awards.
“Winning Miss Black Louisiana USA 2013 means that I am tasked with the responsibility of continuing a great legacy of pageantry and community involvement," Rice says.
Rice graduated from Franklinton High school with honors in 2005. After high school, Chante’ attended Louisiana State University and obtained her Bachelors of Science with a concentration in Human Resources Education in 2009. She returned to Louisiana State University and obtained an Alternative Teacher Certification in Business Education. Miss Rice currently attends Saint Leo University pursing her Master of Business Administration.
During her reign as Miss Black Louisiana USA 2013, Rice will travel the state of Louisiana promoting her platform P.U.M.P.S. (Promoting Uplifting Morals & Professional Skills). P.U.M.P.S. is designed to help young ladies transition to professional women by providing workshops, mentoring, and volunteer opportunities. As an educator at Title IV School, she saw the need for a professional development series for teen girls firsthand. An abundance of young women living below the poverty line are from single-parent homes and do not have professional role models. P.U.M.P.S. will not only give the young women an opportunity to develop professionally, but it also will provide moral values that they will use throughout life.
When she is not shaping the minds of the students at Baker High School, she enjoys traveling, scrapbooking, cooking, entertaining guests, and spending time with her dog named Boston.
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