AKA to present 25th annual Twenty Pearls Scholarship Pageant

AKA to present 25th annual Twenty Pearls Scholarship Pageant

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The ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc., Pi Chi Omega Chapter of West Memphis will present their Twenty Fifth Annual Twenty Pearls Scholarship Pageant on Saturday evening, April 2nd at 6:00 p.m. at the Clarion Hotel (formerly the Holiday Inn), West Memphis. The contestants participating in this year's pageant will consist of area high school senior young ladies who will compete for scholarships by displaying their talent, poise and charm, and expressing themselves orally by answering impromptu questions. The contestants have already met academic and other requirements to be eligible to compete in the categories of Miss Twenty Pearls and Miss Pink and Green. All contestants who met the minimum eligibility requirements will be awarded a scholarship for their participation.

The Mistress of Ceremonies for the pageant will be Radio On-Air Personality, Stormy, Radio Morning Co-Host at V101 and news reporter, radio personality and Sunday afternoon Talk Show Host at Radio Station 1070 (WDIA), Memphis, Tennessee. She is a native of Magnolia, AR.

The pageant theme this year is 'A Silver Salute to Cultured Pearls.' Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. is the oldest Greek letter Sorority in America established in 1908 by African- American Women. The annual scholarship pageant is the chapter's major fundraising event, and it gives young ladies who are high school seniors the opportunity to compete for scholarships to assist in their college education.

The AKA Pageant Committee consists of Mrs. Clara Barr Ferron, Chairman, Mrs. Shirley Patton Brown, Mrs.

Shirley Higgins, Mrs.

Peggy Swift, and Mrs.

Carolyn Anthony, Co- Chairmen. Mrs. Peggy Swift also served as Chairman of the Mother and Daughter Tea that was recently held in honor of the contestants and their mothers. Also, several other chapter members served as Chairmen of various Pageant Sub-Committees. The local AKA Chapter President is Mrs. Emma Milliner Robinson. Ticket cost for the event is $10, and the public is invited to attend.

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More from AKA Founders’ Day Celebration

Some of the members attending the recent AKA Founders' Day program gathered for a group photo (left). Among those receiving recognition were Rev. & Mrs. S.J. Parker (center, accepting award), and Elzadia Washington (right).

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