By Khayla McClinton, Staff Writer
Armstrong and Collegiate 100 hosted the Fifth Annual Miss Collegiate Scholarship Pageant April 12.
The Previous Ms. Collegiate courts and the men Collegiate 100 attended the pageant as to share the joy and welcome the new contestants.
The pageant displayed the excellence and intelligence of some of Armstrong’s finest women. Five women participated in the pageant and three earned the titles of first runner up, second runner cup and Ms. Collegiate.
Each contestant had the opportunity to win over the judges’ hearts. They were judged on their beauty, wisdom, wellness, character, and talents. Each contestant was also asked a critical question to answer.
The second runner up was Ms. Asiah Thomas, a freshman Pre-Med major. She showed off her talent with a spectacular dance routine. Thomas was asked what her strengths and weaknesses are. She said her organization skills are her biggest strength, although staying focused is her biggest weakness. “It was a great experience and a blessing to receive a title that represents Collegiate 100,” Thomas said.
The first runner up was Ms. Kourtnei Zellner, a junior Cell and Molecular biology major minoring in Neuroscience. Zellner delivered a flawless clarinet performance to John Legend’s, “All Of Me”.
The judges asked Zellner whose shoes she would like to live in for a day. She chose Kate Middleton because how strong and confident of a figure Zellner sees her as.
“I was very honored to be awarded the title of first runner up for collegiate 100. I look forward to working with my fellow court members in making Collegiate 100 more successful,” she said. I’m also eager to in help them carry out their mission of a culture of excellence at Armstrong and in the community.”
Ms. Collegiate, the winner of the pageant, was Ms. Charlene Rogers, a sophomore Nursing major. Rogers touched the audience with a deep-hearted poem about the many wonders of Africa.
Rogers was asked what role she believes women play in society. “A woman’s role in society is to present and spread excellence,” she answered.
“I am humbled and grateful to God, my family at home and the entire Collegiate 100 family, my friends and everyone who supported me throughout this journey to become Miss collegiate 100.”
The beautiful women of Collegiate 100 are preparing to become promising leaders of tomorrow. Participating in the pageant is the first step to showing the world what they can do.