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Bralyn Tia Page: Mission 66

Seeing DSU through a future Miss DSU’s eyes

Raven Quander

(Bralyn Page)

Miss Bralyn Page is a dedicated and humble individual who strives to not only make her campus better, but to help spread confidence among her peers and encourage self-improvement. Aside from being an honors student with a 3.9 cumulative GPA, Bralyn is a proud member of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated and is heavily involved in activities in her community. She is a part of the National Society of Collegiate Scholars (NSCS), the National Council of Negro Women, and the National Pan-Hellenic Council. Bralyn strives to be a well-rounded individual, which is only amplified by her outgoingness.  She has been built with all the great qualities a student leader should have.

Q: What position are you running for and what is your mission/ purpose?

A: The position that I am running for is Ms. Delaware State University, and my mission / platform is Mission 66, where I will emphasize moving militant through adversities as a campus.  My slogan is come as you are, but leave 10 percent better socially, professionally, and individually. 

Q: When did you know you wanted to run for your position? 

A: Ok, so, I knew that I wanted to run for my position freshman year. Coming in, Miss Delaware State University was always a position I looked up to. I ran for Miss. Sophomore my freshman year and won, so after that I always knew Miss. Delaware State University would be my end goal. 

(Bralyn before talent performance at the DSU Pageant)

Q:What was it like trying to campaign this season? What methods of campaigning have you used?

A: Campaigning this year has been very exciting. I’ve been working on my platform for over a year now, and it’s been working really good. I knew the power behind my platform and I knew that it would be different, and I wanted it that way. Most of the time the campaigns stick to a really “princessy” feel and I wanted to appeal to both genders during my campaign. I’ve been getting a lot of support throughout the past few weeks for my campaign, so I’m just really grateful.

Q: Who or what inspired you to be Miss DSU?

A: I always give when credit is due. The Miss DSU during my time, Ms. Ashley Davis, she inspired me to step up to a platform. She’s always been a great person that I looked up too and she really inspired me. Now I’m following in her footsteps! 

Q: What has been driving your campaign this far? Was there ever a point when you doubted what you were doing?

A: I would say the support has really been driving my campaign this far. I don’t want this to come off wrong, but there was never a time when I doubted it. I knew the level of support I had coming in, and it made me really thankful. They definitely helped my confidence coming in, so there was never a point where I doubted the power behind my campaign. 

(Bralyn before the DSU Pageant)

Q: If there was one thing a person could know from you from this interview, what would it be? 

A: There are so many things that I wish I could say. If there was one thing, I wanted people to know it would be that it is my humility that drives me. Being in a student leadership position you should be able to appeal to all people. I want people to feel comfortable coming to me in any way just to talk, listen, and chat. Just a regular person here. 

Let’s leave this interview with a quote from you. 

“Shoot for the moon. Even if you miss, you’ll be amongst the stars.”

It was a privilege to have the chance to interview Ms. Page. She presents herself as not only an easy-going person, but a confident leader fully capable of setting the perfect example of what a Miss Delaware State University should be. Bralyn makes it to be active on campus and meet a lot of new people. She just might be the next Miss DSU.

“If granted the honor as the 66th Miss Delaware State University, it will be my mission to move militant through adversities as a campus! I will display the significance of showing up as your best self every day. I will always encourage coming as you are, but leaving 10% better, socially, professionally, and individually. I will execute mission 66 by promoting directness: communicating quickly, clearly, and without self-doubt. I humbly await the opportunity to serve as an effective communication barrier between all faculty and students. A candidate for Miss Delaware State University should carry impactful traits of, but not limited to, charisma, confidence, class, kindness, gentleness, service and empowerment! That person should hold nothing less than the tallest standard that our university stands for. To elevate, one must set the example and it is my mission to be this person. If elected Miss Delaware State University, I vow that this position will always come first to me! I know that to be a student leader is to be a servant leader and I am ready to carry the legacy!”

— Bralyn Page

Future Miss DSU

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