Contestants (Photo by Roy Gibbon
Submitted by Dr. D. S. Wilson, 2014 Reporter
Sunrise, Fl – With the AKAdemic Foundation, Incorporated, being a financial Arm for the Zeta Rho Omega Chapter – Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Incorporated, in which Scholarships are derived from funds raised through the foundation, as President E Pearl Covington Maloney, and the AKAdemic Foundation officers, Co-Chairmen, Claudia Morgan and Yolanta Booker, and foundation officers and The Miss Precious Pearl committee – Afrah Hamin, Cynthia Rider, Carolyn Washington, Mar-quetta James, Raylene Thomas, Leila Lumpkins, Annie Shirlene Chester, Vicky Pearcey, Executive Director of the AKAdemic Foundation, who coordinated the well-planned showcase to capture the elegance and poise of the Parade of Pearls: Gems of the Future.
2013 Miss Precious Pearl, Layla Davidson presented her crown, namely to the 2014 Miss Precious Pearl Crowned, Sydney Lumpkins, the daughter of Hank and Aniva Lumpkins, and the other Contestants were Ra’Niayh Ariss, daughter of Demesha Moore and Randy Ariss, Alexis Henderson, daughter of Anthony and Enette Henderson, Lyric Murray, daughter of Gerald and Laticia Murray, Synclaire Richardson, daughter of Salisu Richardson and Jennifer Mann, and Kimyah Smith, daughter off Lavoris and Rashonda Smith.
This lovely program was well-attended with over 150 attendees at the Sunrise Civic Center Grand Ballroom, Sunrise, Fla., Dec. 7, 2014, Mistress of Ceremony, Afrah Hamin, and a host of steppers and elegant dance entertainment, at its best.