Lambda Xi Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Inc., a community service organization, hosted its scholarships during a fundraiser pageant Saturday, March 30, at 7 p.m. at the Thomas County Board Office Auditorium, Dr. Earl and Faye Williams Complex in Thomasville.
The contestant vying for Jr. Ms. Fashionetta was Avalon Scott. Contestants vying for Ms. Fashionetta were Destiny Anderson, Autumn Hampton, Jasmine Lane, Gre’Dasha Robinson, Bria Singleton and Enia Sipplin.
Avalon Scott won Ms. Jr. Fashionetta and Bria Singleton won Ms. Fashionetta.
The pageant featured musical and dramatic entertainment from contestants and community youth in a tribute to the Harlem Renaissance. Lillian Chester was production director, Monica Austin was the choreographer, events’ chairman was Dennie Adams and Loretta McCullough, served as co-chair, according to the chapter’s president, Dr. Geneva Scott-King.
The sorority was founded on a mission comprised of five basic tenets that have remained unchanged since the sorority’s inception more than a century ago. Alpha Kappa Alpha’s mission is to cultivate and encourage high scholastic and ethical standards, to promote unity and friendship among college women, to study and help alleviate problems concerning girls and women in order to improve their social stature, to maintain a progressive interest in college life, and to be of “Service to All Mankind.”
Lambda Xi Omega Chapter provides service to Thomas, Grady, Decatur, Mitchell and Colquitt counties. Last year Lambda Xi Omega gave more than $10,000 in scholarships to deserving high school seniors. The chapter also provides volunteer and philanthropic services in these counties.