Causey crowned Miss Louisiana
Causey, a finalist last year, claimed the 2005 crown in a field that was loaded with Ruston ties.
After winning the preliminary talent competition with a piano performance of George Gershwin's Hungarian Rhapsody No. 2, Causey had set herself up as one of the early favorites.
With the victory, the Ruston High and Louisiana Tech graduate, and current LSU grad student, claimed a total of $9,000 in scholarship money — $8,000 from the Miss Louisiana Scholarship Foundation and $1,000 from Creed and Creed Law Firm.