New Miss ASU, Royal Court Focused on Initiatives
By Hazel Scott/ASU
Selma resident Kendia Angion, who is majoring in secondary education, is the new Miss Alabama State University.
Angion, 21, and her new Royal Court are looking forward to representing ASU for the 2021-2022 academic year.
Angion will be crowned officially during the Miss ASU Coronation in October. The glamorous event is a celebration characterized by an atmosphere of royalty, splendor and campus unity.
“It’s my introduction to the world as Miss ASU,” she stated. “It was always my dream to become Miss ASU. In my eyes, Miss ASU is an advocate, someone poised and dedicated to her school. I love Alabama State so much that I want to give back to her in that capacity. I also wanted to help recruit students to the best historically black university in the nation.”
Angion said her first duty is “pushing my initiative of ‘Going for the G.O.L.D. (Greatness, Obtain, Leadership, Determination).‘”
“Going for the G.O.L.D. has three main targets: going for your health, going for community and going for your gold. Hopefully, these three targets will help the student body grow closer together, grow closer to faculty and staff and help them to be well-rounded, equipped friends,” she explained.
Serving on the royal court with Angion are:
- Miss Senior, Atlanta native Gabrielle Johnson, 20, who is majoring in Biology Pre-Health
- Miss Junior, Birmingham native Aleah Robinson, 20, who is majoring in Accounting
- Miss Sophomore, Tallahassee, Florida native A'Nylah Cobb, 18, who is majoring in Criminal Justice
Connected to ASU as a small child, Angion was destined to become a Hornet.
A third-generation Hornet, Angion grew up on the ASU campus, attending the Zelia Stephens Early Childhood Center while her parents attended class.
“I grew up on Alabama State going to the cafeteria, to games. My dad got his doctoral degree and mom received her master’s from ASU, and my sister just graduated from ASU. All of us are in the Department of Education,” she said.
She said her love for ASU runs deep. “I’m a Hornet through and through. I bleed black and gold. I will always be here for my University, ASU.”