8th Annual Miss Black And Gold Pageant Set For Nov. 18th

Nov. 16, 2000

The Tau Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. at Baylor University will hold its eighth annual Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant, "Visions of Royalty," at 7:06 p.m. Saturday, Nov. 18, in the Barfield Drawing Room of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

The pageant is designed to provide academic advancement for young women seeking higher education. Ten women will compete for the title in areas of achievements and projections, creative and performing arts, poise and appearance, oral expression and the judge's interview.

"We have an outstanding group of women this year. There are five freshman and five upperclassmen competing for the title of Miss Black and Gold 2000. The freshmen are as equally confident as the upperclassmen this year. I'm sure it will be a very competitive event," said Sherman Harness, contestant coordinator of the pageant and member of Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

Awards this year are $1,000, $750 and $500 for first, second and third places, respectively. The winner will compete at the state level of the pageant.

Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity Inc. is a historically African-American fraternity that was founded in 1906 on the campus of Cornell University. The Tau Alpha Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha was chartered in 1993 becoming the first historically African-American fraternity at Baylor.

Tickets to the pageant are $7 and can be purchased in advance on the first floor of the Bill Daniel Student Center.

For more information, contact Pearl Beverly in the office of student activities at

710-2371.

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