Truman State Universityâ??s Iota Xi chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated held a scholarship pageant to kick off their spring semester week of events.
The 2014 Miss Black and Gold was crowned at the Baptist Student Union building Saturday evening. Seven young ladies competed for the title and scholarship. The judges were to select one young lady to represent the chapter in a district pageant. Each young lady was scored on intellect, talent and poise.
â??We have a very diverse group of young women who bring to the table a lot of different things. We have one contestant that's flipping on stage. We have another who is singing a Pandora radio type thing and another woman who's playing the piano. We have a nice mix of young women who all come together and fit nicely [together],â?? says KaRon Adams, a member of Alphaâ??s Iota Xi chapter.
Casey Nebbitt was crowned the 2014 Miss Black and Gold. There were also awards for the 1st Runner Up, 2nd Runner Up and Most Ads Sold.