Sunday, February 19, 2012

Miss Black Ohio Speaks: I Just Can't Get Enough!

This posts is dedicated to some of my FAVORITE moments over the past couple of weeks!

One of the most beautiful moments from the past few weeks was while I was watching the AKA Jewels and Gems cotillion. It was so wonderful to see the young men and women honored for their achievements. Watching the show and seeing each person presented by their parents and the young men dancing with their mothers and the girls dancing with their fathers, was truly a beautiful thing!
Events that showcase the beauty and accomplishments of young people are some of my favorite to attend! I also attended the University of Cincinnati, Kuamka Ball. It was such an honor to be apart of a ceremony that not only acknowledged the Mr. and Miss Black University of Cincinnati but also honored the scholastic achievements and accomplishments of black students all over UC's campus.
Just this past week Miss Black Ohio Talented Teen and I were honored on the Ohio Senate floor. During the February 14th Senate Session Dominique and I were honored for our work in the state of Ohio. As a young woman who hopes to one day work for the state house as a senator, this was truly a big day for me! It was great to give a short speech about the greatness of this state and to accept such a huge honor.
Working with young women is truly my passion. It was so much fun hosting a Junior Delta Gems session on "A Woman's Worth." Speaking with the girls about how important they are and the importance of encouraging one another was an amazing experience. These young women were so intelligent, loving and beautiful. The understanding of how wonderful they each were, warmed my heart.

My final favorite moment was working with the Future Women of Appalachia. These Ohio University students have dedicated their lives to helping the young women in the Appalachian area believe in themselves. The mentorship program pairs Ohio University students with young women in middle school and high school. They work to encourage and foster relationships with young women, in hopes that these girls will be the future leaders of this great state!

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