Miss Louisiana is the first NSU demon to compete in Miss America

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NATCHITOCHES, La. (KALB) - It's a stage most girls can only dream of, but this past weekend Miss Louisiana found herself on the Miss America stage in the final three.

Holli' Conway left New Jersey with a second runner-up title!

She also won the talent competition Thursday night for a vocal performance.

Friday Conway traveled back to her alma mater of Northwestern State University.

The school proudly held a reception in her honor and Conway was able to see many familiar faces.

She will also serve as the mistress of ceremonies for the 61st Annual Miss Northwestern-Lady of the Bracelet Pageant on Saturday.

The win is a victory for the university who said they have never had a Miss Louisiana representing the demons.

"It was a huge honor for Holli', but also for Northwestern State University," said NSU President Dr. Chris Maggio. "It just shows that one of our students can go all the way on a national and worldwide level."

Moving forward Conway just wants to keep inspiring future generations.

"We have never had a Miss Louisiana from NSU and at this point," Conway said. "Every single girl that walks this campus can say, well she went to NSU and was Miss Louisiana, I can do that too. And that is the only goal that I have in life."

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