Voorhees crowns 2015-2016 queen


Voorhees crowns 2015-2016 queen

September 16, 2015

Twenty-one-year-old Jukayla C. Johnson will soon be crowned Miss Voorhees College 2015-2016 during the annual Coronation ceremony on Thursday, Sept. 25 held in the Leonard E. Dawson Health and Human Resources Center at 7 p.m.


This year's coronation theme is "A Royal Empire Poised for Success," which is centered on Johnson's campaign that encourages and teaches students how to reach success in a classy and professional manner.


One of Johnson's initiatives "Monthly Queen's Talk," will focus on addressing the concerns, needs and wants of the student body in a more personal setting and ensure students that Johnson is available to them.


Johnson, daughter of Cynthia Johnson and granddaughter of the late Rev. Andrew and Gerline Johnson, hails from Columbia S.C., where she graduated from Eau Claire High School. She enjoys singing, shopping, mentoring youth and spending time with her family.


"Family is truly everything to me and the teachings of my late grandparents have taught me to strive in becoming remarkable in every task I set forth in achieving," said Johnson. "Their motto was, 'what God has for me is for me,' and I live by that daily."


During her matriculation at Voorhees, Johnson has become a member of the Mentoring Program, Voorhees College Concert and Gospel Choir, New Student Orientation Leader, Pre-Alumni Council and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority Incorporated, where she currently serves as president. In addition, Johnson has made the Dean's list each year.

A senior majoring in sociology, Johnson plans to pursue a master's degree in educational administration upon graduating.


Coronation is free and open to the public. For more information, contact Megan Freeman, director of communications, at 803-780-1191 or at mfreeman@voorhees.edu.