This past weekend, the Black Female Development Circle, Inc. had the opportunity to show appreciation for our outgoing National Miss Woman of Excellence, Miss Brynn Freeland. We truly appreciate all that she contributed to our board and feel proud to have had her as a representative.
The National Miss Woman of Excellence Scholarship pageant is one of the most unique pageants a woman can participate in. The traditional “talent” segment has been replaced with an oratorical category. In addition, beyond just being judged on stage, the contestants are also scored on their interview skills, critical thinking skills (via a required essay), and societal contribution (via campus/community involvement verification).
Each category is weighted only 10- 20%, so there is no possibility that a person can simply do well in one section and “win it all”, however, if they perform very poorly in a particular section, it could cost them the title. The purpose of the categories and weighting structure is to award the title to the most well-rounded contestant.
At the conclusion of this weekend’s pageant, we were delighted to honor our newest titleholder, Miss Ionia Knott, National Miss Woman of Excellence 2014! We look forward to getting the opportunity to work with her and we are confident that she will be an excellent ambassador for our organization and our philanthropies.