Mister, Miss Livingstone compete in national magazine contest

Published 12:00 am Thursday, January 24, 2019

Livingstone College

SALISBURY – Mister and Miss Livingstone College 2018-19 are vying for the title Ebony HBCU Campus Queen and King for 2019.

Miss Livingstone College Shelby Hunt and Mister Livingstone Everett Ransom are in the Top 10 and must remain there to be featured in Ebony, a national magazine focusing on the African-American community.

Ransom is in first place.

Ebony’s historically black colleges and universities Campus Queens franchise is one of the longest running editorial features in the magazine. Participants embody the determination, inner beauty and positive impact that Ebony admires in the next generation, according to its website.

The young women who participate are poised to affect social change in the collegiate, civic, national and global communities. The young men demonstrate the ability to inspire, lead and give back to their communities, Ebony says.

Hunt is in the Top 7. She is a senior biology major with 3.4 grade point average. She aspires to become a pediatric oncologist with hopes of working for St. Jude Children’s Research Hospital.

Hunt is a member of the Livingstone Student Government Association, Rotaract Club, NAACP, Concert Choir, Pre-Alumni Council and Alpha Kappa Alpha sorority.

Ransom is a senior majoring in education with a 3.0 GPA. He intends to earn his master’s in communications and broadcasting to become a TV sports commentator.

He is captain of the football team and a member of the Student Athletic Advisory Committee, the NAACP and Omega Psi Phi fraternity. He is part of the Blue Bear Buddy mentoring program and a Bridge Program mentor.

Their current positions are not safe as the leaderboard changes daily. Voting ends at 11:59 a.m. Jan. 31. Only those in the Top 10 will be featured in the magazine.

“We’re reaching out to the Salisbury community for support to keep our contestants in the running for this national exposure that will also showcase the great city and county in which Livingstone College is located,” said Anthony Brown, director of student activities .

“Please vote and encourage your friends, family and co-workers to also vote,” said Orlando Lewis, vice president of student affairs. “Salisbury is fortunate to have four educational institutions within its boundaries. This type of exposure with a magazine that has a circulation of more than 1.3 million will further enhance our branding and sustainability in this region.”

People can vote as many times as they like.

Vote for Shelby Hunt at www.ebony.com/campusqueens-2018/contestant/livingstone-college.

Vote for Everett Ransom at www.ebony.com/campusqueens-2018/king/livingstone-college.