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On Saturday, April 14, Afton Lane, C'2013, captured the coveted title of Miss Spelman College 2012-2013.
During the ceremony, Lane, an English major, discussed her platform, "There’s no I in TEAM but there is a ME!"
As an ambassador for the College, Lane will attend special events, speak to high school students, serve as a guest panelist on forums, and engage in community service projects.
Lane and her court are currently planning events for the 2012-2013 academic year that relate to their respective platforms.
Juniors Lyricc Jackson, a theater arts major, and Jordan Harris, an English major, will both serve as first and second attendants to Lane.
The Spelman Women Who Competed Include:
Contestant One: Kyla Gaines
Contestant Two: Danielle Wilkins
Contestant Four: Kayla Conti
Contestant Five: Anjelica Webster
Miss Spelman 2011-2012
Miss Spelman 2011
Platform: United We Love: Giving our Hearts to the Homeless
Hometown: Dallas, Texas
Major: Political Science
Platform: "STOP Traffick!! A Campaign to End Child Sex Slavery"
Hometown: Tuscaloosa, Alabama
Major: Political Science
Platform: The Choice: International Service
Hometown: Worcester, Massachusetts
Miss Spelman serves as an ambassador to Spelman College, in which she may be asked to represent the college to perspective students and parents, as well as donors, and external constituents. Miss Spelman carries herself in a manner that enhances the image of the College. Miss Spelman College travels throughout the year to engage in personal appearances throughout the state. Ideals that Miss Spelman & Her Court hold dear are: Academic Excellence, Ethical Leadership, Appreciation of diverse cultures, and Commitment to positive social change.
Miss Spelman & Her Court also host events on the Spelman campus throughout the Fall and Spring semester. Recent events included "Get me Bodied" panel discussion on body image, First Annual Miss Spelman Tea during Homecoming, Rally for Presidential Candidate Barak Obama, "Brother your appreciated" event for Morehouse and Clark Atlanta students, and Spelman sports rally.
Mr. Blue & White and His Court
Mr. Blue and White & His Court serve as the kings of Spelman College. They represent the ideals of the young women who attend this illustrious institution. The court consists of gentlemen from the Atlanta University Center that aim to promote Spelman College and all it stands for.
During their reign of service, Mr. Blue and White & His Court serve jointly with Miss Spelman & Her Court in several philanthropic and educational endeavors. Mr. Blue and White & His Court also produce programs on its own that benefit the Spelman College community.