Teen Miss: Ainsley Elise Leonards, the 16-year-old daughter of Joel and Christie Leonards of Bunkie, was chosen Teen Miss Viande Boucanée. The new queen is a junior at St. Joseph High School, where she is a member of 4-H, the Senior Beta Club and SADD. She volunteers with Village de Memoire in Ville Platte and the Tri-Community Nursing Center in Palmetto. Her hobbies include baking, dancing, shopping, four-wheeler riding and spending time with family and friends. After high school, she plans to pursue a nursing degree at LSUA and then become certified in neo-natal care. Maci Alexis Fontenot, the 14-year-old daughter of Danny and Nicole Fontenot of Ville Platte, was named first runner-up; and Jodie Denise Charlie, the 14-year-old daughter of Jody and Jennifer Charlie of Ville Platte, was named second runner-up.
Miss: Julie Prevot, the 20-year-old daughter of Matilda Prevot of Mansura and the late Buvens Prevot Jr., was crowned Miss Viande Boucanée. She is a sophomore at Louisiana College, where she is pursuing a degree in history and serving as a Louisiana College trustee. She enjoys reading, discussing politics traveling and spending time with family and friends. She is a member of the St. Paul’s’ Catholic Church Choir and Jacob’s Society.
Ms.: The Ms. Viande Boucanée title went to Matilda Prevot of Mansura. The wife of the late Buvens Prevot Jr., she is a member of the St. Paul’s Catholic Church Choir and she enjoys reading, sewing and attending festivals. Racheal Michelle Fontenot-LeBleu, the wife of Kevin LeBleu of Ville Platte, was selected as first runner-up; and Joyce Bennett, the wife of Larry Bennett of Iowa, was selected as second runner-up.