Frog Derby Queen crowned

NEW FROG DERBY QUEEN: Madison Guidry was crowned the 2008 Frog Derby Queen Monday night on the Depot Square stage by Dommie Credeur, the outgoing queen. A junior at Rayne High School, she was named Frog Jockey Queen in 2007 and will be formally introduced during the 2008 Frog Festival re-scheduled Nov. 7-9. She is the daughter of Monica and Byron Foote. See details on page 5. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

FROG DERBY ROYALTY assembled for a group photo on the Depot Square stage Monday evening after Madison Guidry was crowned this year’s winner. Pictured, from left, are Emily Granger, first alternate; Dommie Credeur, 2007 Frog Derby Queen; Queen Guidry; Summer LeJeune, second alternate; Nicole LeJeune, Miss Congeniality; and Luke Beslin, Lions Club chairman, long-time sponsors of the event. (Acadian-Tribune Photo by Josie Henry)

Madison Renee’ Guidry, a Rayne High junior, was crowned 2008 Frog Derby Queen in ceremonies Monday night at the Depot Square. The winner is the 17-year-old daughter of Mr. and Mrs. Byron Foote.

The crowning in advance of the Frog Festival was prompted by the upcoming Rice Festival where the Frog Derby is a featured attraction.

Emily Granger, a Rayne High senior and daughter of Lawrence and Patricia Granger, was selected as first alternate.

Summer LeJeune, a senior at Crowley High School, was named second alternative. She is the daughter of Edward and Tonya LeJeune.

Nichole LeJeune, a freshman at Crowley High School, was named Miss Congeniality. She is the 15-year daughter of Edward and Tonya LeJeune.

The new Frog Derby Queen was honored as the Frog Jockey Queen during the past year and judged to have the best dressed frog in last year’s competition. She was also chosen as Miss Congeniality in Teen Frog Festival competition.

Queen Guidry plans to attend ULL and become a physical therapist with a minor in special education.

The queen and her court will be formally introduced during the rescheduled Frog Festival Nov. 7-9.

The Frog Derby pageant is sponsored by the Rayne Lions Club.

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