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Miss Khadijah Samone Wright is a senior communication major. Khadijah is an active leader at Valdosta State University who finds joy in spending time with her family and friends. Her hobbies include but are certainly not limited to: meditating, traveling the world, volunteering at different homeless shelters, mentoring young girls, playing soccer, dancing, and keeping up with the latest celebrity news and trends. After her undergrad, she plans to further her education by obtaining a masters in International Communication. Ultimately she has dreams of becoming a News Broadcaster/ Journalist for CNN or FOX.
Her platform “Louder Than Words” is dedicated to her little cousin who has recently been diagnosed with Autism. Spreading awareness, educating the community, as well as helping and showing support to families like hers is what she plans to do with this platform.
Ms. Black & Gold 2016-2017
Ms. Black & Gold 2015-2016
Taylor Morrell is a senior mass media major. Taylor is passionate about self expression, individuality as well as the importance of the performing arts in school systems. Her mission is to eventually contribute to the implementation of the arts in all school systems nationwide. By exposing young students to the performing arts, they are given the option, outside of sports and academics, to excel and be completely self expressive. She is a member of organizations like; Valdosta State Ambassadors, Habitat for Humanity, Future Business Leaders of America, Lambda Pi Eta, and the Campus Recreation center as team leader for facility rentals. Taylor also has her own clothing line, spreading positivity and acceptance called, Hallelujah Trends
"My platform is called Students of the Arts. In hopes that the performing arts be implemented in every school system.
Ms. Black & Gold 2014-2015
Taylor Thomas is a sophomore dance major. Her ambition is to open a performing arts/media center for youth to harness their craft and to prepare them for the career field they desire. She is a member of organizations like; Collegiate Women of Valdosta State, Caribbean Student Association, NAACP, and Creative Media & Marketing for which she holds an executive board position. In conjunction with Housing & Residence Life, Thomas co-founded a mentoring program for first-year students living on the “Southside” of campus. She has also served as a coach to many girls for cheerleading and dance as well as participated in many community service projects.
"My platform is called Purple Ribbon All-stars. Purple Ribbon All-stars are for those who wear the purple ribbon in awareness for domestic violence. I chose this platform because it was something very personal and close to home that I felt very passionate about. Domestic violence is a hard, life-long struggle even after the abuse. It can happen to anyone: race, gender, or age. With awareness, there can be prevention."