Miss Louisiana receives her day in home parish

Gracie Reichman, a senior at Louisiana Tech and current Miss Louisiana, was celebrated in her home of Grant Parish with a proclamation of Gracie Reichman Day.

Reichman, a kinesiology and health sciences major, was honored as well with an unveiling of a highway sign that reads, “Welcome to Grant Parish: Home of Miss Louisiana 2022 Miss Gracie Reichman.”

Reichman chose Sept. 6 to honor her late grandfather, James E. Reichman.

After the sign unveiling, a reception was held at the Grant Parish Civic Center in Colfax, Reichman’s hometown.

Reichman, who earned her place to compete in Miss Louisiana by taking home the Miss Louisiana Watermelon Festival crown, was second runner-up to Miss Louisiana last year. Through the Miss Louisiana organization, Reichman’s platform is “Think Twice, Be Nice,” an anti-bullying program that works toward instilling positive thoughts before negative comments are spoken.

Reichman will represent the state in the Miss America pageant this December.

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