Cameron University students vie for Miss Black CU title

Six Cameron University coeds will vie for the title of Miss Black CU at the 33rd Annual Dr. Valree Wynn Miss Black CU Pageant, scheduled for Saturday, February 4 at 7 p.m. at the Cameron University Theatre. This year’s pageant theme is “No Limits, No Boundaries.” Competing for the title are Jeremyra Cross, Ife Egbeyemi, Ciera James, Brandi Jones, Precious Moore and Didi Osanife. Contestants will be judged on five criteria: personal interview, ambassadorial wear, talent, evening wear and onstage question and answer. Tickets are $10 and can be purchased on the CU Lawton campus in the McMahon Centennial Complex Monday-Friday between 10 a.m. and 1 p.m. or by calling Nate Todd at 581-5760.

 photos of MIss Black CU contestants

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

Jeremyra Cross, a junior from Lawton, is majoring in psychology. Her platform is “Abuse: Share a story, save a life.” She is the daughter of Micheal Cross and Vettie Grant.

Ife Egbeyemi is a freshman majoring in chemistry. Her platform is “Drug abuse among youth.” An international student from Isolo, Nigeria, she is the daughter of Owolabi and Gbemisola Egbeyemi.

Ciera James is a freshman majoring in accounting. Her platform is “A Brighter Future.” She is the daughter of Pamela and Lonest James, Jr. of Lawton.

Brandi Jones is a senior Communications major. Her platform is “Boosting Self Esteem in Black Youth.” She is the daughter of Miguel and Michell Rosario of Lawton.

Lawton native Precious Moore is a graduate school student pursuing a master’s degree in behavioral sciences. Her platform is “Empowering the African-American family.” She is the daughter of Darryl and Cassandra Moore.

Didi Osanife is a senior majoring in business marketing. Her platform is “Educating our community to become better role models for our youth.” She is the daughter of Herbert and Bridget Osanife of Lagos, Nigeria.

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 January 20, 2012

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