On Sept. 27, eight women competed for the honorable title of Miss Northwestern Lady of the Bracelet.
As Jourdan Waddell took her final bow as Miss LOB, she crowned NSU’s new Miss LOB, Madeline Grace Hensley.
Hensley is a sophomore health and exercise science major. She is a member of Sigma Sigma Sigma sorority, the Student Government Association and Alpha Lambda Delta honor society.
She is also an NSU social media ambassador and was a freshman connection leader over the summer.
Hensley earned her crown by stunning the judges as well as the crowd. Hensley won the talent competition, the Liz Carroll People’s Choice Award and Miss Congeniality.
Mary Scott Pourciau, event coordinator for the University Programming Council, expressed how excited she is about working with Hensley.
“She loves NSU more than anyone I know,” Pourciau said. “She has already proven herself to be a wonderful servant leader on campus, and I am so excited to see what she will do next with this honorable position.”
Yonna Pasch, director of student activities, said she was proud of Hensley as well as the other contestants for being kind, hardworking and phenomenal women.
“Maddy is absolutely precious to work with,” Pasch said. “She has such a great outlook on the entire experience.
Hensley loved working with the other young women and, they’ve helped her throughout the process.
“I worked hard,” Hensley said. “All of us worked hard. I love each girl. We really were a team.”
Hensley’s social impact initiative is to shine a light on autism. She has been involved with the special needs community for six years now.
Hensley said she hopes to encourage NSU as well as the community to get involved and get to know the people around them. Hensley is passionate about her social impact initiative.
“Through inclusion, I feel like we can make an inclusive environment that’s a fair and equal opportunity to all,” Hensley said.
One of Hensley’s ideas is to have a censor-free night open to the community and NSU students.
“I want to let people know there are other options, like you are not alone,” Hensley said.
Hensley said she is excited to have the opportunity to represent NSU on a larger scale.
“It’s surreal because I love this place,” Hensley said. “This is the one place that I will forever be a part of.”