‘Ms. Greek’ Pageant Donates to Jimmy V. Foundation

By Amanda Berry
Staff Writer

The lights dimmed and music blared over the speakers throughout the auditorium last Thursday night. Programs were handed out with the names of the contestants on the first page.

The ambiance in the room was lively as everyone sat and watched the opening performance by the dance team. The audience was full of excitement waiting for the contestants to come out on stage.

ESU’s sororities and Delta Chi fraternity put on a Ms. Greek pageant in order to raise money for The Jimmy V. Foundation for cancer research. Six woman from six different sororities would compete in four different categories to be crowned winner.

The contestants competing were Carly Moran, Candace Coffman, Kirsten Staur owsky, Alynah Morales, Sam Walstrom and Jasmine Burton. The first portion of the pageant was the question-and-answer portion.

The hosts asked each contestant a few question such as where they see themselves in 15 years and what they enjoyed about greek life. Almost all had similar answers and said they enjoyed that greek life brought them new friendships.

The next portion was the pajama attire, followed by an intermission where more information about The Jimmy V. Foundation was given.

It was started by a well-known and loved basketball coach Jim Valvano who died of cancer in 1993.

It’s goal is to fund research in hopes of defeating and finding a cure for cancer. All of the proceeds made at the Miss Greek advent went to The Jimmy V. Foundation.

After intermission, where everyone was allowed to vote again on twitter or in the donation jars at the entrance, all contestants had two more chances to win over the audience to be crowned winner.

After showing off their various talents, in the end it was Sam Walstrom from Sigma who won. Jasmine Burton from Zeta Phi Beta was the runner up, and at the end the donations were counted.

For more information about The Jimmy V. foundation and other greek life affairs, contact them on FB at ESU Delta Chi or on twitter @ESUDeltaChi.

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