On Monday, November 14, a collaborated “Girl Talk” event hosted by Miss DHRE and E.L.I.T.E. was held in the classroom of Medgar W. Evers residence hall at 6 pm. Participants were invited into a safe space to munch on snacks while discussing topics ranging from what keeps them motivated to relationship advice in today’s social media-focused age.
Freshman Frankkay “Kay” Summerville, majoring in Law studies, is the university’s first Miss DHRE to be crowned during the coronation, which is a perfect fit for the first-semester freshman. Coronation is typically the first event during the week of an HBCU’s homecoming – it is a ceremony in which the members of the court who were elected to their respective positions are formally introduced to the school. Students are elected to their positions with the purpose of representing the organization or students that voted for them. Also crowned during the coronation and the focal point of the ceremony are the school’s King and Queen, whom we call Mister and Miss DSU.
E.L.I.T.E. (Educated Ladies Igniting True Essence) is an organization on campus whose focus is empowering women to be their best, academically, professionally, and personally. In their first collaborative event with Miss DHRE, participants got to know one another by picking their brains and giving or receiving advice. The feeling in the room was one of companionship as each member gave the speaker their attention and engaged in conversation. Due to time constraints, the meeting ended around 7:30 and was wrapped up with a group picture.