UVI VOICE STAFF |
ST. CROIX — Miss UVI 2014-2015, Elisa Thomas, took home the crown Saturday at the 29th annual National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Queens Competition.
The competition was held September 24-28 at the Hyatt Regency Hotel in Atlanta. Prizes for the winner included a crown, sash, bouquet of roses, plaque, and a scholarship award of $5,000.00.
Thomas competed against 29 college queens from Historically Black Colleges and University’s (HBCU) around the country and also won the “Hats and Heels Segment” of the competition.
According to the NBCA’s website, The focus for the Competition of Black College Queens is to provide an opportunity for young women attending the nation’s Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) to better prepare for the future. The competition encourages the contestants to gain self-awareness, self-confidence, individual pride, pride for their institution and a greater social awareness overall.
The University of the Virgin Islands’ community are invited to welcome Thomas back to the territory at 2:14 p.m. on Monday at the Cyril King Airport on St. Thomas.