People and Places
The Delta Xi Omega Chapter of the Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority held its Miss Fashionetta pageant on Saturday, June 25 at Livingstone College.
Delphia Michelle Henderson, daughter of Bridget Henderson and the late Jerry Henderson, was crowned the 2011 Miss Fashionetta Queen. She was escorted by Demiah R. Hawkins. First runner-up was Taeya Ne’Shelle Teasley, daughter of Mammie H. Teasley, escorted by Edward Wayne Teasley. Second runner-up was Dionne Nicole Dillard, daughter of Claytonia Dillard, escorted by Jalonn J. Adkins.
Participants in the Miss Fashionetta pageant were Imani Na’she Arnold, daughter of Anthony and Karen Arnold, escorted by Bravon Goodlett; Brittany Marie Black, granddaughter of Valeria Turner, escorted by Thurston Alexander; Aakilah Reneé Booker, daughter of Miranda Rogers and granddaughter of Amy Bankhead, escorted by Titus Jones; Briana Alexis Dummett, daughter of Michael Dummett and Stephanie Dummet, escorted by Kendré Dewon Bates; Hope Infinity Evans, daughter of Charles and Patricia Evans Jr., escorted by Denzel Price; Yasmine Jeqwan Lenster, daughter of Mr. and Mrs. John Knox, escorted by Anthony Pharr.
Guest talent presenters were Deseré Cross, Thurston Alexander, Darrius Campbell, Kierra Petrey, Jayla Krider and Delondon Krider.
Fashion wear for the summer, casual activities, church, sports and prom were modeled by the participants. The highlight of the evening was the presentation of the Minuet by Fashionetta participants.
Participants consisted of sixth, seventh and eighth grade girls who, for the past six months, have actively engaged in workshops and activities to enhance and build leadership skills, social graces and character. Some of these activities included presentations on physical finess, finance, bullying and self-esteem, academic preparation, personal grooming, etiquette, Black history, heros, internet safety, health and wellness, diabetes and cultural development.
The young ladies also participated at the book fair on the Livingstone College campus and made valentine decorations for the residents of Brian Center nursing home. They are participants of the national program Emerging Young Leaders. The workshops were presented by members of the community and members of the Delta Xi Omega chapter.
President of the Delta Xi Omega chapter is Fonda Kirk and the chairman of the Miss Fashionetta pageant is Carolyn Holt.