Chapel Hill, NC – The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated crowned Miss Jabberwock 2017, Zachyre Lynn Lane on Saturday, June 3 at the Friday Center in Chapel Hill, NC. Zachyre is the daughter of Mr. Fleenoil Lane and Mrs. Kathy L. Williams of Durham. She is a graduating senior from Cardinal Gibbons High School in Raleigh. Zachyre will attend Howard University in the fall where she will major in exercise sport science as she pursues a career as a physical therapist.
Members of the 2017 Jabberwock Court included Alexis S. Irving, who was named first runner-up, Sumre J. Freshwater, Fana HaileSelassie, and Kaleayah Minor.
Alexis S. Irving is a graduating senior from Riverside High School in Durham. She will attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University this fall where she will major in business management and minor in theatre. Alexis hopes to pursue a career in entertainment management.
Sumre J. Freshwater is a rising senior enrolled at City of Medicine Academy and Durham Technical Community College. She aspires to attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University to pursue a career in biomedical engineering.
Fana HaileSelassie is a graduating senior from Jordan High School in Durham. She will attend Spelman College in the fall and plans to major in international relations and journalism in the hopes of becoming a foreign correspondent.
Kaleayah Minor is a graduating senior from Hillside High School in Durham. Next year she will attend North Carolina Agricultural and Technical State University where she will major in biology. Kaleayah will pursue a career in medicine as an obstetrician.
The Chapel Hill-Carrboro Area Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. awarded more than $51,000 in college scholarships during this year’s Jabberwock Pageant. The Jabberwock program and pageant afford our community’s most deserving young ladies the opportunity to raise money for college scholarships and participate in impactful, life-changing programs and initiatives.
Participants took part in educational, cultural, and public service opportunities allowing them to grow personally, form lifelong relationships and most of all raise funds for their future education. The culminating event was an evening of pageantry and entertainment which showcased the experiences of the contestants as well as their fundraising efforts. It also allows the sorority a chance to show its appreciation to young people who dedicate themselves to making a difference.
About Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated
Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded in 1913 on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence; to provide scholarships; to provide support to the underserved; to educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in communities. Today, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority has more than 900 chapters worldwide and has initiated over 300,000 members. The sorority uses its Five-Point Programmatic Thrust of economic development, educational development, international awareness and involvement, physical and mental health, and political awareness and involvement to develop its national programs. For more information, please visit www.chcaa-dst.org.
Miss Jabberwock Court from left to right: Sumre J. Freshwater, Alexis S. Irving (First Runner-Up), Zachyre L. Lane (Miss Jabberwock), Kaleayah Minor, Fana R. HaileSelassie.