Late is better than Never!
The Omicron Kappa chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha hosted it's annual Miss Black and Gold Pageant on October 4, 2015. Five beautiful ladies competed for the title of Miss Black & Gold 2015-2016. This year Miss Sapphira Glemaud took the crown!
Name: Sapphira Emma Glemaud
Age: 20 years young
Major: Interdisciplinary PR marketing and civic engagement
What made you participate in the pageant? Well, the Auburn Alphas are pretty cool, and when I was younger I wanted to do pageants, and my parents never let me do it. So when the opportunity to cross that off my bucketlist came, I jumped. Also, I'm seriously passionate about my platform and wanted to take any opportunity available to me to shed a light on Domestic Violence. I think it's preposterous that it affects 1 in 4 women in the U.S. Too many people have had their families turned upside down (mine included). It needs to stop.
What was your platform? I got a little a head of myself on the last question. Haha. Well, Domestic Violence Awareness: Funding for the local DVIC (Domestic Violence Intervention Center). They give resources and protection to women and children in this type of situation. They also help some women who are sexually assaulted.
What was the most memorable moment of the process? Praying with the girls during rehearsal. That was the moment that I really just felt the love for each of them pour over me. And it brought me back to moments of my glory days (cheerleading and our teaming bond). It's something so special to me that just thinking about it makes me tear up!
Now that you're obviously famous, how do you plan on handling the rest of the semester as a role model? Oh geeze. I danced and cheered my whole life so I don't mind spotlights, but this question makes me uncomfortable at best. Haha. But to answer your question: I feel very motivated to live up to 1 Corinthians 16:14, "Do all things in love," and to try to spend my time pouring love into people through relationships and fellowship and platform work. And honestly, I find at least for me, when I'm focused on things like that, there isn't much room left for doing 'bad things' or being a negative influence.