Ebony Magazine has launched its Campus Queens 2013 Voting Competition, and the 2012-2013 Miss DSU Jamesa A. McDonald hopes her last official act will be to represent Delaware State University among the Top 10 HBCU campus queens that will be featured in the September 2013 edition.
Jamesa A. McDonald, 2012-2013 Miss DSU, could be the second consecutive Del State queen to make Ebony's Top 10, if she gets enough votes
Voting begins on May 8 and will continue until May 29. Support Miss DSU Jamesa McDonald by voting often – you can vote as many times as you want daily.
To vote for Ms. McDonald, click on the below link. Once on the Campus Queen webpage, click on page 2; Miss DSU Jamesa McDonald is second queen from the top on that page. Click on her photo, which will take you to her webpage, and go to the bottom and click on “Vote for Me.”
Ms. McDonald is vying for the Top 10 against 51 other HBCU queens. Last year, 2011-2012 Miss DSU Erica Grant became the first Del State queen to make the Ebony’s Top 10 Campus Queens.
Ms. McDonald, of Temple Hills, Md., will graduate on May 19 with a Bachelor of Science Degree in Political Science. Her career goals are to become a lobbyist, and she adds that she would especially like to lobby for HBCUs or on behalf of urban children.
The 2012-2013 Miss DSU shared with Ebony officials that her most memorable contribution as the DSU campus queen was the impact that was made when she hosted a program "Queen for a Day."
"The first half of the program included several steps to female empowerment." Ms. McDonald said. "I had all of the young ladies stand up and introduce themselves as Queen and their names and to tell everyone something very special about them. After the empowerment session I asked all of the young ladies to create sashes with the given materials and to pick a name for themselves to be called. Titles ranged from "Queen Beautiful" to "Queen So Outstanding." Every first Monday we all agreed to wear the sashes around campus with our business attire. The objective of the program was to remind the young women on campus that we are all queens and should remember that even when there is no sash or crown we should carry ourselves as such. It was a tremendous program."
Ms. McDonald's Ebony webpage includes a video she put together with Front Street Video, a production company owned by DSU alumnus Blake Saunders.