PORT ARTHUR —
By Chelsea Henderson
The News staff writer
The African American Cultural Society crowned Allison Delk, 17, of Port Arthur as Miss Juneteenth at the society’s pageant, Tuesday, June 17. Delk competed against four other girls at the Israel Chapel African Methodist Episcopal Church for the title.
The Miss Juneteenth contestants competed in four unique categories, testing their talents, aspirations, public speaking skills and fashion sense.
Naomi Bailey, African American Cultural Society interim president, said that Delk “did an outstanding job, overall, in all areas of the competition.” Three judges scored Delk with a combined total of 165 points out of the maximum 180.
The other four contestants were named runners up:
• First runner-up: Shatorrie Thomas, 17, of Port Arthur
• Second runner-up: Rickayla Ambers, 18, of Beaumont
• Third runner-up: Taynesha Willis, 17, of Port Arthur
• Fourth runner-up: Jasmin Rogers, 17, of Port Arthur.
The Miss Juneteenth Cultural Pageant was one of several Juneteenth events sponsored by the African American Cultural Society. The final event is the Juneteenth Parade, which begins at Stillwell and Procter, 6 p.m., Thursday, June 19. The parade will lead participants to live entertainment at Barbara Jacket Park on Gillam Circle.
For more information, call Bailey at 983-6808 or Johnny Hulin at 982-1387.