Tuskegee, Ala. (April 19, 2013) - Tuskegee University students elected Randi Lerai Harrison as Miss Tuskegee University 2013-2014 Thursday evening.
Randi Lerai Harrison, Miss Tuskegee University 2013-2014, and Gilbert L. Rochon, Tuskegee University President.
The pageant was held in the Gen. Daniel “Chappie” James Center for Aerospace Science and Health Education and was judged by an independent panel. The traditional event began with an invocation, followed by a welcome, and a stylish opening dance performance by the contestants.
Harrison, a junior majoring in elementary education from Spartanburg, S.C., is the daughter of Charlton Dawkins Williams and Rayfield Harrison. She has the honor of serving as the 84th Miss Tuskegee University; she ran on the platform “The Dash: Paying it forward.” Harrison competed against two other contestants in areas that highlighted the young women's oratorical skills, talent, poise and appearance.
First attendant, Courtney Degraffenreid-Elliot of Tuscaloosa, Ala. and second attendant, Scotti Michele Rowser of Gadsden, Ala., will serve as the new Miss Tuskegee University’s court.
Miss Tuskegee 2012-2013 Alexandria Wilson gave her farewell address; former Miss Tuskegee Breana Watkins served as the mistress of ceremony. There were also performances by the men and women’s glee clubs.
Other contestants included April Baldwin of Birmingham, Ala; Breyon Phillips of Marietta, Ga; Breanna D. Warren of Eufaula, Ala; Ashlyn Goodwin of Selma, Ala; and Ashley Hay of Tuskegee, Ala.
By: Eryk J. Pritchett, Tuskegee University Office of Communications, Public Relations and Marketing
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Harrison and her attendants. Courtney Degraffenreid-Elliot will serve as first attendant and Scotti Michele Rower will serve as second attendant.
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