Staff Editorial:Miss Howard Crowned Miss HBCU in Atlanta
Published: Monday, September 28, 2009
Updated: Monday, September 28, 2009 08:09
Our View: The Hilltop is proud of you Miss Howard University!
This weekend, Miss Howard University gracefully snatched the title of Miss HBCU from 24 other Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCU) pageant hopefuls at the annual National Black College Alumni Hall Of Fame Foundation, Inc. Competition of Black College Queens pageant, in Atlanta.
Kendall Isadore, Miss Howard University 2008-2010, has consequently claimed a place for herself in history as not only the first Miss Howard to serve two terms, but also as Howard's first winner of the national pageant.
Isadore's win not only commemorates Howard's first victory in the national pageant arena, but surprisingly also marks the first time Howard has ever participated in the pageant geared towards HBCUs.
The National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Foundation, Inc. Competition of Black College Queens has been taking place for several years.
Howard's participa-tion in the pageant hopefully worked to dispel some of our unfortunately "bourgeoisie" reputation, as representatives of Howard competed alongside representatives of countless other HBCUs, vying for a chance to claim the coveted crown of Mr. or Ms. HBCU - a task which our Miss Howard unflinchingly accomplished.
Kendall Isadore winning the title of Miss HBCU gives the rest of the Howard University community something to be proud of; her crown has projected both herself independently, as well as the Howard University name, into a nationally recognized, positive spotlight.
We as a university community should not only congratulate our Miss Howard for her accomplishments, but also applaud ourselves as a university for our participation in an event where we stood with others and proved that Howard can reach out and work together with students from other HBCUs.