CHICAGO, IL – HCF reveals its 2019 HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition class. During the summer, the month and a half online competition, voters select their favorite King, Queen, and SGA president from 27 HBCUs or MSIs that participated. This year’s competition theme was “Game of Thrones: The HBCU Royalty Edition.”
For its fifth consecutive year, the HBCU Campaign Fund (HCF) organization has hosted its annual HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition. The HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine highlights Historically Black Colleges and Universities (HBCUs) and Minority Serving Institutions (MSIs) through their campus royalty and student leaders that hold positions in the title of campus King, Queen or SGA President. The magazine publication has been set to be released sometime early 2020.
“It is an honor to host this annual competition to celebrate young scholars who represent HBCUs, and exemplify with such poise of leadership, social justice, and great deeds,” said HBCU Campaign Fund’s President and CEO, Founder Demetrius Johnson, Jr. “We are so proud to have the opportunity to highlight such Black excellence and celebrate HBCU royalty and their achievement thus far. We hope you are proud of them as well.”
The 2019 finalist and institutions represented are (listed by number of votes):
- Saxton Keitt – Mister Benedict College
- Earl Robinson Jr. – Mister Bethune-Cookman University
- Taylce Hays – Miss Huston-Tillotson University
- Ayanna Watkins – SGA President, Paul Quinn College
- Evelyna Rosario – Miss Paul Quinn College
- Kambre Stephens – Mister Winston-Salem State University
- Markyl Wilson – Miss Saint Augustine’s University
- Matthew Burress – Mister Wilberforce University
- Kayla Hasty – Miss South Carolina State University
- Tavian McGee – Mister Huston-Tillotson University
- Raylynn Hawkins – Miss Wiley College
- Kiyana Roberts – Miss Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
- Christopher Ortiz Jr. – Mister Jarvis Christian College
- Aaliyah Buckholts – Miss Savannah State University
- Errol Gorden Jr. – Mister Cheyney University of Pennsylvania
- Malik Frazier – Xavier University of Louisana
- Shontavia Wright – Miss Livingstone College
- Jasmine Towner – Miss University of the District of Columbia
- Kiara Trowell – Miss Simmons College of Kentucky
- Marcus Oliver – Mister Claflin University
The finalists will be inducted into the 2019 class and featured in the third HBCU Royalty Dictionary magazine publication with their pre-submitted bios and questions that were submitted on behalf of entry into the contest.
For more information regarding the HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition, visit the official website at www.hbcucampaignfund.org/hbcuroyalty.
About HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition
The HBCU Royalty Dictionary Magazine and Competition is an initiative that recognizes newly elected campus leaders through a pre-submitted biography and a series of questions pertaining to their campus involvement, strengths, motivation, and upcoming plans during their reign or term. Induction into the magazine, candidates are voted by the public and top finalist will appear in the dictionary class of the following year as well as the magazine publication.
About HBCU Campaign Fund
Founded in 2012, HCF is the vision and brainchild of founder Mr. Demetrius Johnson, Jr. In 2015, HCF incorporated its mission to supporting the significance and raising funds for scholarships and services at HBCUs and MSIs. HCF today remains as a strong advocate for students and higher education. For more information, visit www.hbcucampaignfund.org.