Delta Chi Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc 2017 Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant
This past week my older daughter was a contestant in the 2017 Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant, hosted by the Delta Chi Chapter at Brooklyn College titled “A Woman’s Worth.” And, I am so proud to say, that I’m the mom of the 2017 Delta Chi Miss Gold.
The Miss Black and Gold Pageant under the sponsorship of the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc., is a long-standing tradition, where the Fraternity recognizes and designates outstanding and fabulously fearless young ladies who serve as role models in their community. The Pageant promotes the Alphamen’s mission--"Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Incorporated develops leaders, promoting brotherhood and academic excellence, while providing service and advocacy for our community.” The Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant therefore, is an intellectual competition that showcases select young women and honors their accomplishments, leadership, academic excellence, and creativity. The event serves as one of many mechanisms to applaud and recognize the valuable contributions of these young ladies, as they entertain and display their beauty, talents, confidence, poise and elegance hoping to be crowned the next Miss Black & Gold. The winners become very near and dear to the Delta Chi Family, as they become lifelong members, holding a special place in the Alpha tradition--known as “Sweethearts.”
The ladies shined brightly and displayed their full potential. In the end, Regina Previl was crowned the 2017 Miss Black & Gold (1st). Natasha Dennis walked away as Miss Gold (2nd), as well as, Miss Congeniality. Signe Reign King was Miss Black (3rd), while Miss Talent was Chamarii Johnson. The new Delta Chi Chapter queen will compete at the division (state) level, along with the winners from other colleges and universities.
Above: Pageant Dad and event coordinator--Mickaël Dejean, with his 2017 Queens, as well as the 2015 Miss Black & Gold
To my daughter, I'm proud of the beautiful and brilliant young lady you've become. Congratulations to you, and all the other young ladies!