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Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (Durham Alumnae Chapter) Presents Miss Jabberwock 2017

Jabberwock 2017

Six beautiful debutantes graced the stage of Hillside High School Auditorium in anticipation of the Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Jabberwock Scholarship Gala.  The 2017 theme of this annual event, held Sat. February 18, was “Precious Stones, Priceless Treasures.”

Miss Jabberwock 2017 Miss Kayla Beasley
Miss Jabberwock 2017: Miss Kayla Beasley

The debutantes showed off their dramatic talent with Contemporary Dance, Spiritual to Pop Singing and

The 2017 Jabberwock Court from Left to Right – Miss Tyler Scott (2nd Runner Up), Miss Kayla Beasley (Miss Jabberwock 2017) and Miss Nyah Hasan (1st Runner Up)

Poetry/Spoken Word Performances. The moment that many awaited came with the crowning of Miss Jabberwock 2017 – Kayla Beasley.  The Jabberwock Court consisted of 1st Runner-up Nyah Hasan and 2nd Runner-upTyler Scott.  Other superlative awards presented were Mr. Personality – Wesley King II and Miss Congeniality – Nyah Hasan

Jabberwock Debutantes:

Carrington Baker, a Leesville Road High School junior, is the daughter of Mrs. Stephanie Holloway-Baker & Mr. Terry Baker.  She was escorted by Brandon Baker.  Delta mentor was Mrs. Theodosia Shields.

Kayla Beasley, a Hillside High School junior, is the daughter of Dr. Tamera Coyne-Beasley & Mr. Darryl Beasley. She was escorted by Christian Rich.  Delta mentors were Mrs. Brenda Harding and Mrs. Lisa King.

Nyah Hasan, a Charles E. Jordan High School senior, is the daughter of Mrs. Lisa & Mr. Muhammad Hasan.  She was escorted by Kayin Fails.  Delta mentors were Mrs. Sandra Lawson and Mrs. Michelle Graham-Freeman.

Tyler Scott, a Charles E. Jordan High School senior, is the daughter of Ms. Tamla Tymus & Mr. Eric Scott.  She was escorted by Wesley King II.  Delta mentors were Mrs. Chantae Bohannon Mangum and Mrs. Demetria Jones.

Ciara Walker-Park, a City of Medicine Academy senior, is the daughter of Mrs. Aretha Walker & Mr. Vincent Park.  She was escorted by Javier Gibson.  Delta mentor was Mrs. Angelique Witherspoon.

Michaiah Wilson, a Josephine Dobbs Clement Early College High School senior, is the daughter of Ms. Marjorie Wilson & Mr. Virgil Ward.  She was escorted by Kendric Holt.  Delta mentor was Mrs. Terri Godwin Hyman.

The Jabberwock was initially presented in 1925 in Boston, Massachusetts.  Jabberwock, a word copyrighted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., derives from Lewis Carroll’s tale Alice in Wonderland nonsense poem “Jabberwocky,” in which it was customary for creatures from throughout the kingdom to gather annually to present a gala event.

The Durham Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has held this annual scholarship program since 1962, awarding scholarships to Durham County residents.  The Jabberwock Gala is a formal event resulting from the culmination of social activities, community service, educational workshops, and scholarship fundraising opportunities.  The scholarships awarded to the 2017 Jabberwock debutantes were in excess of $71,000.00.

By Chonna Campbell, Journalist – Durham Alumnae Chapter

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Phyllis Coley
Phyllis D. Coley is CEO/Publisher of Spectacular Magazine and Host of Spectacular Magazine Radio Show. With a B.A. in English from NCCU, the Durham native began her professional career as Promotions/Marketing Director for New York City’s WKTU-FM. While at the radio station, Coley discovered the rap group Kid ‘n Play and managed them for five years, guiding their music and movie careers to success. Moving back to Durham, Coley produced a nationally syndicated television show, The Electric Factory, while working as News Director for FOXY 107/104. In April 2002, recognizing a void in highlighting the achievements of African Americans, she started her own business publishing ACE Magazine. Coley launched Spectacular Magazine in November 2004. Recognizing the lack of pertinent and truthful information, Coley began Spectacular Magazine Radio Show in March 2009. Coley is the organizer of Durham's Annual MLK/Black History Month Parade and the Annual North Carolina Juneteenth Celebration. She currently serves on Central Children’s Home Board of Directors, Raleigh Chamber of Commerce’s Board of Advisors, as Immediate Past Secretary of the Durham Rotary Club Board of Directors and is one of the founding members of the Triangle United Way’s African American Leadership Initiative.

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