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Five vie for title of Miss UNCP

By Adam Fenwick
Managing Editor

Five women, ranging in age from 19-21, juniors and seniors at the University of North Carolina at Pembroke, will be competing in the 54th annual Miss UNCP Scholarship Pageant. The theme for this year’s Miss UNCP Scholarship pageant is “I’m every woman.” The 2006 Miss UNCP Scholarship Pageant will be held on Jan. 26 at 7 p.m in the Givens Performing Arts Center. Tickets are $5 or free with student ID.

Related Video: Miss UNCP Pageant 2006


 

Ivory Bouknight Anna-Alicia Leggett Felicia Mangum Jorgiana Martin Jamaia Welch

Ivory Bouknight

Age: 21

Classification: Junior

Major: Education/English

Hometown: Sanford, NC

Past Competitions: None

Talent: Singing

Title of Song: “I Believe In You and Me” by Whitney Houston

Platform Issue: Drop-out prevention

Sponsors: Lady M’s Bridal Store, Family, and Church

Activities and Honors

Hobbies: Singing at church, volunteering in my mother’s classroom, spending time with family

High School Organizations: HOSA, FTA, FHA

High School Honors: North Carolina Scholar

College Organizations: None

College Honors: Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society

Ambitions: Ivory Bouknight has a love for children and considers herself a very humble, sharing, and down to earth person. Her ambition is to teach and reach out to children.

Anna-Alicia Leggett

1st Runner Up

Age: 19

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC

Past Competitions: Miss Clinton 4th of July, Miss Sampson County, Miss American Coed

Talent: Singing

Title of Song: “I Want More” by Linda Eder

Platform Issue: Asthma Awareness

Sponsors: Wee Wonders Day Care, Steve Parker, J.P.M. Enterprises, Charles Armstrong

Activities and Honors

Hobbies: Pageants, singing, horseback riding

High School Organizations: HOSA, FFA, Key Club

High School Honors: Who’s Who Among High School Students, National Honor Roll

College Organizations: None

College Honors: None

Ambitions: Anna-Alicia Leggett enjoys history and she also likes to hunt, fish, and ride four wheelers. Her ambition is to be a Nurse Anesthetist and to have a loving family.

Felicia Mangum

2nd runner up
and
Miss Congeniality

Age: 19

Classification: Junior

Major: Musical Theatre/ Business Managment

Hometown: Wendell, NC

Past Competitions: None

Talent: Singing

Title of Song: “Someone Like You” from Jekyll and Hyde

Platform Issue: Autism

Sponsors: Pi Lambda Upsilon, parents, grandparents, SAI Colony

Activities and Honors

Hobbies: Singing and acting

High School Organizations: Key Club, Honors Choir, Show Choir

High School Honors: None

College Organizations: Pi Lambda Upsilon, Gamma Beta Phi, Sigma Alpha lota colony

College Honors: Gamma Beta Phi Honor Society

Ambitions: At 17, Felicia Mangum performed in “Kiss Me Kate” with actors from Broadway and Los Angeles. Her ambitions are to return to Broadway or run a summer camp for children.

Jorgiana Martin

Miss UNCP

Age: 20

Classification: Junior

Major: Secondary Science Education

Hometown: Fayetteville, NC

Past Competitions: Miss UNCP 2005, Miss Cape Fear High School 01-03 and more

Talent: Dance

Title of Song: Great Balls of Fire

Platform Issue: Promoting literacy in youth

Sponsors: Dean & Kathy Martin, Curves of Lumberton

Activities and Honors

Hobbies: Photography, dance technique classes, scrap booking and more

High School Organizations: DECA, FBLA, Beta Club and more

High School Honors: Various awards in competition with DECA, FBLA, cheerleading and more

College Organizations: First Book Reading Program, Fundraising Committee, Advisory Council and more

College Honors: Dean’s List, Teaching Fellow Scholar

Ambitions: Jorgiana Martin was born in Germany and loves photography. Her future ambitions include traveling to New York City to see the International Center for Photography

Jamaia Welch

Age: 19

Classification: Sophomore

Major: Nursing

Hometown: Eden, NC

Past Competitions: Miss McMichael in Mayodan, NC

Talent: Singing

Title of Song: “All That Jazz” by Catherine Zeta-Jones

Platform Issue: Keeping Our Elderly Active: The Fight Against Osteoporosis

Sponsors: Gregory Sabino

Activities and Honors

Hobbies: Cheerleading, reading, spending time with friends

High School Organizations: Beta Club, FTA, Student Council

High School Honors: A/B Honor Roll, Who’s Who Among High School Students, Honor Society

College Organizations: Health Careers Club, Cheerleading, Health Careers Opportunity Program

College Honors: None

Ambitions: Jamaia Welch’s future ambitions include being able to work as an anesthetic nurse. She hopes to work closely with her patients for a very long time to come.


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