October 4, 2013, was a huge night for the Raiders. It was Homecoming for the football team, who played and defeated North Central High School. Seniors Qiuyana Wright and Samuel Harmon were crowned Homecoming King and Queen. The stands were jam-packed at Bolden Stadium. But what would Homecoming be without a pep rally, led by Sophomores Brannon Goddard and Tyrieck Davis-Newton?
The scholarship pageant has come. Glamorous, smart, handsome and outgoing young men and women got to show their outer beauty and intelligence in front of a panel of judges, student body, family and friends on Sunday, January 12, 2014.
“This year’s 2013-2014 theme was Wonderland of Dreams,” Mrs. Stephanie Jenkins, Pageant Director, said.
The winners have been chosen:
To be different and stand out from their competition, contestants had to show their own personalities and have fun with it.
“My sportswear [was] something outside of the box,” Stone said.
It’s always good to be different when competing against others.
“The both of us grew better together over the years of competing against one another in the past scholarship pageants here at school,” Davidson said, regarding her competition in her category.
The pageant ladies and gentlemen, with the biggest title of them all up for grabs, had the spotlight of the night.
All contestants had to have a 2.0 GPA and administrative approval; be classified as a member of the class he or she is competing for; raise at least $250 in ads, patrons and other fundraising activities by Wednesday, November 20, 2013; and attend rehearsals, which started October 2, 2013 and were held every Wednesday after school up until the last week of the pageant in the Dance Room.
Winners received a crown, trophy and sash. Female winners received a bouquet of flowers. Male winners won a trophy and a sash. Female runners-up received a bouquet of flowers, a trophy and sash. Male runners-up received a trophy and a sash. Trophies were also given to Most Congenial (one male and one female contestant), Top Sales, Best Talents (seniors only), Most Poised and Audience Choice Award (this award is new to pageant). Mr. and Miss Keenan (seniors) each received $750 scholarship award.
Contestants were competing and judged on the opening number and introductions (Tropical or Island attire), casual wear, talent, sportswear, question/answer segment and formal wear. All attire had to be age appropriate and was considered in scoring enthusiasm, confidence, poise/stage presence and appearance.
By Ashleah Williams and Shaquita Carlos, Features Writers
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