North | Honoring Individuals with the Miss Crimson and Careem Scholarship Contest

Miss Crimson and Karim will be launching a scholarship competition, hosted by Kappa Alpha Psi Fraternity, Inc. Theatre, Friday, November 18.

Seven young women will give their best Friday as contestants for Miss Krimson and Kreme. All women are in pain after a $1,000 scholarship will be awarded to the winner.

Unlike many processions that students may have experienced or followed Toddlers and crowns, Miss Krimson and Kreme don’t rely on beauty and instead hope to showcase the intelligence, personality and talent of the contestants, according to Daniel Myers, Polemarch’s deputy for Kappa Alpha Psi and contest coordinator.

“I’m not trying to go up there and make girls just show their bodies because that’s not all. We really want to focus on showing them their intelligence as an individual, showing their talents, showing their personality, and really letting them show who they are,” Myers said.

Miss Krimson and Kreme started in 2014 with a PiPi class, but haven’t started since 2019 due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The returning event hopes to gain traction with the campus community and features many aspects to engage the public and give back to the campus resource.

Before the competition kicks off at 7 p.m., a networking event will be held in the SU Auditorium at 5:30 p.m., and Myers said there will be a few curating companies to give students a chance to network. It will be up to the attendees to decide how involved they are; There is no pressure to speak with professionals, but he encourages students to come in casual clothes to work and take advantage of the opportunity. Attendees will also have the opportunity to partake in some food, enjoy the music and enjoy the spectacle before the competition begins.

Tickets are required to enter Miss Krimson and Kreme, which cost $10 before the sale or $15 at the door. 20% of all ticket sales will be donated to FUEL NKU, a free food pantry for all NKU students. Myers said the decision to award the proceeds to FUEL was an easy choice based on the resource’s impact on him and many other students.

Contest contestant and senior integrative studies Talitha Edwards says she hopes to see as many people as possible attend the event. The girls performed extensively, gathering six hours a week as a group in addition to individual preparations.

“Out of practice, we have to prepare our talents and then of course find our clothes and dresses and then fundraise for sponsorships to help pay for the dresses and costumes,” Edwards said.

The competition will begin with an opening round and dance, then move into four distinct rounds: Introduction, Talent, Costume, and Question.

The contestants and competition coordinators practice the choreography of the girls’ opening dance. (Emily Siske)

Tyana Rasberry, a junior college student in criminal justice, participates in Miss Krimson and Kreme and notes the preparations made for each round.

“We’ve been training for over a month now. We had to create the dance on our own. We didn’t have a group of choreographers, but that made it fun,” Raspberry said.

The fashion tour will be inspired by the Harlem Renaissance, and the girls have all been able to choose their own clothes and put their own unique style into the concept. For Rasberry, having the freedom to choose her own clothes while also being able to learn more about the Harlem Renaissance comes with even more excitement.

Edwards hopes the campus community will come out to support black organizations and the programs they are working on. Myers said that many of the major events on campus are usually hosted by the Panhellenic Council or the Interfraternity Council, and this event really shines a light on the black community.

“We are more than just the clothes we wear, the things we do, we are a culture,” Myers said.

Rasberry said that although the competition is a competition that comes on very high stakes, it was surrounded by other strong women who motivate each other to do better.

Three former siblings and former Miss Crimson and Karim winners will make up the panel of judges, all of whom have no affiliation with the contestants and will make an unbiased decision as to who will receive the $1,000 scholarship.

“Come on and look at these young ladies who are working and support them as they do this work,” Myers said. “We will have good music, we will do a good dance, and there is some food beforehand. Come and have a good time.”

Tickets can be purchased over here It’s $10 pre-sale and will be available for $15 at the door. The networking event will begin at 5:30 p.m. in the SU Ballroom, followed by the competition at 7 p.m.

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