Claflin crowns Miss Homecoming

By: T'kya Green, Sarah E. Mobley and Krystal E. George
Nov 16, 2015
Laqueena Williams waving to crowd with bouquet
LaQueena T. Williams was crowned as Claflin’s Miss Homecoming 2015-16 at Minister's Hall on Sunday.
Friends and family gathered to support Williams as she took her first walk after officially being crowned.
Williams described the moment as an unforgettable experience.
“I think that being Miss Homecoming is more than just a title, it’s an honor to serve as the face of Homecoming and to represent Claflin University,” she said.
Shaketa Maiden, senior, and Zayauna Smith, sophomore, recited a poem titled “Queen” that moved not only Williams but the audience also. 
I loved that my friends and family were here to celebrate this momentous occasion with me,” Williams said. “All of the love I felt was just an amazing feeling and I am forever grateful.” 
President Henry N. Tisdale described Williams as a young lady with all of the qualities that Miss Homecoming should possess.
“LaQueena definitely has the Claflin confidence and the student body couldn’t have chosen a better Miss Homecoming.” Tisdale said. “I can’t wait to see all of the accomplishments LaQueena will encounter in the future.”
Williams, native of Hemingway, is a senior Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College member as well as joining many astound organizations such as American Chemical Society, Public Health Alliance, Pre-Alumni Council and Honor Council. She has also held the title of Miss University Honors 2013-14 and Miss Junior 2014 and 2015. 
“This university not only produces intelligent young women, but queens,” SGA President Andy Michel said in his proclamation.
Following her graduation in May, Williams plans to earn a certification of graduate studies in public health at the University of South Carolina. Her goal is to become a physician assistant. 
Williams' motto in life is “HOLD the vision … TRUST the process .. but most of all, KEEP FAITH in God, and watch your blessing MANIFEST.”
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