Voorhees holds an African Royalty celebration for the 2019 Coronation of Mr. and Miss Voorhees College

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Voorhees holds an African Royalty celebration for the 2019 Coronation of Mr. and Miss Voorhees College

October 01, 2019

Voorhees College recently crowned its 2019-2020 Mr. and Miss Voorhees College during an evening honoring African Royalty. 

This year’s coronation celebrated Temah Yarsiah as the 52nd Miss Voorhees College and Alex Brooks as the 6th Mr. Voorhees College. The African Royalty theme was emphasized by a salute to the African King and Queen by the Gye Nyame African Cultural Performance Company. 

Yarsiah, a native of Monrovia, Liberia is a business administration major with a concentration in finance. After graduation, she plans to attend North Carolina A&T State University to earn a master’s degree. Her career aspiration is to become a certified public accountant. 

As Miss Voorhees College, Yarsiah’s platform, “Self, Community, and Service,” will promote the culture of women in their Professional, Resilient, Innovative, Motivating, and Economical (PRIME). 

Although her platform will focus primarily on women, she believes that all of the institution’s employees and students should have high self-esteem and confidence to accomplish their goals. Throughout her reign, Yarsiah plans to be an advocate for programs designed to strengthen the Voorhees community. 

“This is truly an honor and I am excited about working with my fellow student body to make our institution even greater. I want to serve as a role model for my fellow female peers and be their voice when it comes to concerns, needs, and ideas,” Yarsiah said. 

Yarisah is a member of the National Association of Black Accountants, ENACTUS, a community service-based entrepreneurial organization, and the W. Franklin Evans Honors College, where she represented the organization as Miss Honors College 2018-2019. 

Brooks, a native of Sparta, Ga. is a mass communication major. After graduation, he plans to continue his basketball career on a professional level. His career aspiration is to become a sports broadcaster and a marketing and advertising executive. 

As Mr. Voorhees College, Brook’s platform, “Changing the World of One Man,” will focus on changing the lifestyles of young males on campus and in the Denmark community. 

He believes as one man he may not change the world, but he may be able to change the world of one man. Throughout his reign, Brooks plans to inspire, motivate, and transform students to a higher level than where they are now. 

“I am humbled to serve as Mr. Voorhees College. I come after five men who previously served and laid down a foundation for me. I am passionate about change for the betterment of myself and those around me. This opportunity supports my efforts,” Brooks said. 

Brooks is a member of the Epsilon Omega Chapter of Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc., the Mass Communication Club, where he served as Mr. Mass Communication Club 2016-2017, and the Men’s Basketball Team, where he serves as captain. During his basketball career, he achieved most steals in a single season and scored more than 1,000 points in three years. Currently, he holds the leading three-point field goal percentage (51%) in the National Association of Intercollegiate Athletics (NAIA). 

For more information, contact the Office of Communications, at 803-780-1191 or at communications@voorhees.edu.

 Left to right: Temah Yarsiah and Alex Brooks