Cameron University students vie for Miss Black CU title

Five Cameron University coeds will vie for the title of Miss Black CU at the 32nd Annual Dr. Valree Wynn Miss Black CU Pageant, scheduled for Saturday, February 5 at 7 p.m. at the Cameron University Theatre. This year’s pageant theme is “Making Our Dreams A Reality.” Competing for the title are Neila Etienne, Chaira Flanders, LaWanna McWilliams, Leah Mazur and Javee Morris. Contestants will be judged on five criteria: personal interview, ambassadorial wear, talent, evening wear and onstage question and answer. Cameron students Brandi Goldsmith of Lawton and Michael Faggett of Dallas will serve as emcees. Tickets are $10 for adults, $8 for students, and $6 for children aged 12 and under and can be purchased on the CU Lawton campus in the McMahon Centennial Complex Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 2 p.m.  

The Dr. Valree Wynn Miss Black CU Pageant is presented by the Cameron University Ebony Society, which celebrates and promotes African-American culture and provides an atmosphere to enhance each member’s  growth – socially, culturally, and individually – in order to produce a more promising future.

About the contestants

photo of Neila Ettiennephoto of Chaira Flandersphoto of Leah mazurphoto of LaWanna mcWilliamsphoto of javee morris

Neila Etienne, a senior from St. David’s, Grenada, is majoring in theater arts and international languages. She plans to pursue a master’s degree in fine arts and would like to one day open her own theater company. Her platform is drama – making a change in young people’s lives.

Chaira Flanders, from Sadlers, St. Kitt’s, is a freshman majoring in business administration. She plans to pursue a doctorate in business and hopes to create her own successful and profitable business. Her platform is self-respect.

LaWanna McWilliams of Lawton is a sophomore majoring in business administration with a concentration in marketing. She hopes to pursue a master’s degree and would like to own her own fashion store. Her platform is stop the bullying.

Cache native Leah Mazur is junior majoring in theater arts. She plans to pursue a graduate degree and hopes to become a resident designer for a foreign theater company. Leah’s platform is breaking down barriers through individuality.

Javee Morris of Basseterre, St. Kitt’s, is a senior with a double major in multimedia design and business administration with a concentration in marketing. She plans to pursue a law degree and then hopes to become a marketing consultant and Web designer. Her platform is child abuse awareness.

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  January 26, 2011

PR# 11-017