Miss Paine College to compete in national pageant

Posted by ncarter | 09/9/2010 13:08 PM

(AUGUSTA, GA) - Ciara Harris, Miss Paine College 2010-2011 will compete in the Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Pageant on Saturday, September 25, 2010 in Atlanta, Ga.  The Competition of College Queens showcases young women from Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs). The queens are judged in five categories. Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame serves as a national representative and advocate of HBCUs and receives an academic scholarship and prizes. The pageant is one of many events hosted by the National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. The organization will celebrate its 25th Anniversary this year.

“I am elated to compete and represent Paine College,” Harris said. “This will be a great opportunity to network and build relationships with queens from institutions nationwide.”

Harris is a junior, Early Childhood Education major. Upon graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to obtain a master’s degree in Educational Leadership. She would like to become a teacher and principal of an elementary school located in a low income or rural area.

At Paine, Harris is currently a member of the Student Government Association, Georgia Association of Educators, Lions Activity Board and currently serves as a tutor with the Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta. She has served as a member of the Paine College Cheerleading Team, Track and Field Team, New Student Orientation team, Art Club and Spanish Club. She has also immersed herself in several philanthropic efforts including  volunteerism at the Soup Kitchen, Metro Adult Literacy Center and Sheppard Blood Bank Center.

 For more information, contact the Office of Communications and Marketing at (706) 396-7591 or Ncarter@paine.edu.


 25th “Silver” Anniversary Annual Hall of Fame Weekend

September 23 – 26, 2010
Hyatt Regency Atlanta
Atlanta, Georgia

Thursday, September 23,   2010
Positive Image Program
Black College Queen's Open Talent Showcase

Friday, September 24, 2010
Black College Invitational Golf Championship
Legacy Lecture Series
-Plenary Sessions
Hall of Fame Induction Ceremony

 Saturday, September 25, 2010
 The Atlanta Football Classic Parade
 Corporation Recruitment Fair For Student Leaders
 Black College Invitational Golf Championship
 Atlanta Football Classic
 Competition of Black College Queens
 Alumni Round-up Party

Sunday, September 26, 2010
Black College Invitational Golf  Championship
Black College Gospel Choir Competition
 New Birth Missionary  Baptist Church <http://www.nbcahof.org/images/HOF-ChoirCompetition.pdf>