Faith McKie crowned Miss Claflin
By: JUSTIN GLEATON
Nov 01, 2019
Faith McKie, a runner on the track team, used the Olympics as the theme of her coronation. (Panther photo by Justin Gleaton)
Faith McKie was crowned Miss Claflin for the 2019-20 school year.
The evening started off introducing the representatives of each dorm, class and sororities. After their individual introductions and group dance, it was time to show the stage and introduce the new Miss Claflin.
McKie, a runner on the track team, used the Olympics as the theme of her coronation. She sat on a throne sitting above the people next to her on stage and was centered in front of the Olympic ring and torch.
“The stage looked great. I definitely wasn’t expecting that” senior Donald Davis said.
The night included cultural dances from India and Hawaii. The night ended with the new Miss Claflin being serenaded by members of her sorority, Alpha Kappa Alpha.
A native of Columbia, McKie is a senior sport management major with a minor in Spanish. She is also a member of the Alice Carson Tisdale Honors College maintaining a 3.96 grade-point average. She has been inducted into the Alpha Kappa Mu National Honor Society as well the Chi Alpha Sigma National College Athlete Honor Society. She has also volunteered as a tutor to student-athletes on campus and giving back to her community by supporting voter education, spending time with youth at schools and after school programs, and many more community outreach projects.
McKie has won a Southern Intercollegiate Athletic Conference championship in the 400 meter hurdles; been recognized as a Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association Indoor Track and Field Runner of the Week; and been named a 2019 CIAA Essay Contest Grand Prize scholarship winner. She also finished the 2018-2019 school year by being selected as a Minor League Baseball F.I.E.L.D Program participant.
(Panther photo by Nygel Gates)
Miss Claflin Faith McKie waves at the crowd.
(Panther photo by Jordan James)