On Monday, March 27th at 6:00 pm in the James L. Bolden Student Union Ballroom, the Mr. and
Miss Alcorn State University (ASU) Pageant took place.
This event gave students who are in their upcoming final year of college a chance to represent
Alcorn to the highest level. The Pageant consisted of 4 stages that showcased who those students
are as individuals. The stages were formal wear, ball-game attire, a talent portion, and discussion
questions. Each participant showcased who they truly were and answered how they would
represent the University as student leaders.
This year, the pageant consisted of 4 female students who were in the race to become the
97th Miss Alcorn State University. They were Vanessa Washington, Jordyn Burns, Jillian Mills, and
Kyleigh Reese Hankton. In the race for Mr. Alcorn was Arrington Robinson, Joseph Anthony, and
Kendall Gibbs Jr.
Each contestant had the opportunity to present their Braveness as they went through each
round competing for the respective titles. The first walk through was a group promenade
of the special theme of the evening entitled, “Egyptians Nights”. All of the contestants walked
on stage and performed a themed dance routine as a way of introducing themselves as
Hosting this occasion was the current Mr. and Miss ASU, Kendrick Walker Jr. and Bria Fells.
During the event, there was a brief intermission where members of the current Royal Court graced
the audience with their talents along with a select number of musicians.
After each contestant had finished with each rung of the Pageant, they were given flowers as a
token of appreciation for giving the voters one last look at them before election day. The voting
took place on Tuesday, March 28th at 6:00 pm at the Campus Plaza.
(Photo credit: Jillian Mills)