The 42nd annual Miss Essence Scholarship Pageant was held on Friday, February 17, 2017, at Reynolds Performance Hall.
Since the pageant began in 1975, Students for the Propagation of Black Culture (SPBC) has spearheaded the event. SPBC raises money through several fundraisers throughout the year to fund the pageant. Scholarship money is then awarded to the top three contestants.
The theme of this year’s pageant was “When the Clock Strikes 12” and featured many Cinderella elements. The contestants competed in swimwear, talent, and evening wear, and answered an on-stage question.
The winner of this year’s pageant was Jordan Sanders. Congratulations Jordan!