​Little Miss Hornet/ASU Pageant and Royal Tea Party Set for July

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By Hazel Scott/ASU

Miss Alabama State University Kayla Edwards, along with her Royal Court, is pleased to announce the highly anticipated annual Royal Tea Party and the “Little Miss Hornet/Little Miss ASU” Pageant. These events are a celebration of elegance, poise, and talent for young girls in the community.

Royal Tea Party

The Royal Tea Party will be held on July 15, 2023, from 9 a.m. to 2 p.m. at ASU’s John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom. The event is open to girls between the ages of 4 and 12. Participants will be given the “royal” treatment, featuring activities designed to motivate, cultivate and inspire through leadership, service and unity. The mission of The Royal Tea Party is to lead the next generation of girls through service and unity. Each attendee will leave with a crown, pin and will have a photo taken with Miss ASU and her Royal Court. Lunch will be served.  Participants are asked to dress in tea party attire. The Royal Tea Party has a registration fee of $40. 

Little Miss Pageant

The Little Miss Hornet/Little Miss ASU Pageant will be held on Sunday, July 30, 2023, at ASU’s John Garrick Hardy Student Center Ballroom. The Pageant offers a unique experience for participants to showcase their talents, boost their confidence, and make lasting memories. The pageant registration fee is $60. Participants in the pageant will receive the following:  one pageant participant entry, two event tickets, a souvenir booklet, and a token of participation.

An interest meeting for the Little Miss Hornet/Little Miss ASU Pageant will be held on July 6, 2023, at 6 p.m. in ASU’s Ralph D. Abernathy Auditorium, located at 1625 Harris Way. Parents and guardians are invited to attend this meeting, where they will have the opportunity to learn more about the pageant, meet the organizers and have their questions answered.

 Vaughn noted the events promote a fun and educational way to engage with the community by preparing young ladies to confident and self-assured.

“Our events are focused on building self-confidence, self-esteem, making new friends, recognizing academics and having fun,” Vaughn added.

Along with Vaughn, Sheyann Webb-Christburg — humanitarian, civil rights activist, mentor, and youth advocate — serves as the director of the event.

To register for the Royal Tea Party and/or the Little Miss Pageant, visit the official registration site at igfn.us/form/GRTXGQ. Early registration is highly encouraged as spaces are limited.

For more information about the events, contact the Miss ASU Advisor via email at missasuadvisor@alasu.edu.

About Miss Alabama State University Kayla Edwards

Miss Alabama State University Kayla Edwards, a native of Brooklyn, New York, is a senior, majoring in Biology Pre-Health. She is a dedicated representative of ASU, embodying poise, intelligence, and grace. She is passionate about fostering the personal and professional growth of young girls in the community and is committed to making a positive impact through events like the "Little Miss ASU" Royal Tea Party and the “Little Miss ASU” Pageant.

The Royal Court

Miss Senior - Dreayna Morgan, a Cirtonelle, Alabama, native majoring in Political Science

Miss Junior - Ferrin Lewis, a Montgomery, Alabama, native majoring in criminal justice

Miss Sophomore - Aaliyah Thomas, a San Diego, California, native majoring in psychology