Nineteen African American high school senior young women participated in Fashionetta 2017: “Pearls over the Moon” on Nov. 4 at Wichita State, Eugene Hughes Metroplex.

The annual Fashionetta celebration showcased modeling, choreography and talent that each of the Pearls have diligently worked to perfect.

This year’s honors and monetary awards went to:

Christine Robinson- Miss Fashionetta, Miss Spirit of Fashionetta, Miss Community Service, GPA Scholastic Bonus, Spirit AeroSystems Award

Yimara McCartney-Ross –1st Runner Up Miss Fashionetta, GPA Scholastic Bonus, Westar Energy Community Scholar

Kayla Johnson – 2nd Runner Up Miss Fashionetta, 1st Runner Up to Miss Fashion, Think HBCU Award, GPA Scholastic Bonus

Jayln Owens – Miss AKA Pearl, Miss Fashion, Miss Talent, GPA Scholastic Bonus

Jayla Fennell – 2nd Runner Up to Miss Fashion, GPA Scholastic Bonus

Hailey Colborn – 1st Runner up to Miss Talent, Miss ACT, Miss GPA, Cranford Memorial Arts Scholarship, Miss Essay, Westar Energy Community Scholar, and The Kamerion Wimbley Foundation Award.

Amira Linson – 2nd Runner Up to Miss Talent, GPA Scholastic Bonus

Taylor Rico received the Miss ‘Against All Odds’ Patricia Evans Scholarship and Spirit AeroSystems 1st Runner up Award.

Kalasia Thomas received a GPA Scholastic Bonus and James & Marva White Scholarship.

Essence Boyd and Kamryn Grant each received a GPA Scholastic Bonus and Westar Energy STEM Scholar.

Kamryn Grant received a Kamerion Wimbley Foundation award.

Other GPA Scholastic Bonus winners were: Tatiana Bell, Amiah McFan, Trinity Butler, Jaterra Price, Rolanda Reed, Kayila Washington, and Laquaeja Williams.

Fashionetta is an annual event sponsored by the Beta Kappa Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.

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