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AKA announces Fashionetta winners
Senior miss contestants were (l-r) Chary Williams, Alyssa Milton, Jakeira Harper, Shari Garrett and Angelica Fleming. - photo by Photo provided.
Nu Rho Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority has announced the winners of Fashionetta 2007, which was March 17 at Fort Stewart Marne Club.
Beverly Pitts, president, and Barbara Jackson, Fashionetta chairwoman, said they are delighted with the outcome. The theme was “An Evening of Sparkling Pearls.”
Eleven contestants competed.
The senior miss contestants included five high school students. The winner was Angelica Fleming, the daughter of Rosie Fleming, a member of the sorority. The winner is a senior at Liberty County High School.
The other contestants in this division included LCHS junior Shari Garrett, daughter of Johnathan and Tia Garrett; LCHS senior Jakeira Harper, daughter of Shelton and Angelic Johnson; LCHS senior Alyssa Milton, daughter of Terrence and Sheila Milton; and Bradwell Institute junior Chary Williams, daughter of Gary and Anita Williams.
In the junior miss division, three contestants competed. The winner was Snelson-Golden Middle School sixth grader Joellyn Francis, daughter of Alric and Kimberly Francis. Other contestants included Lewis Frasier Middle School eighth grader Quintunya Chapman, daughter of David and Cenita Chapman, and SGMS eighth grader Dominique Crawford, daughter of Sabrina Crawford.
Three contestants also competed in the petite division. The winner was Frank Long Elementary School second grader Nicole Torres, daughter of Tommy and April Torres. She competed against Lyman Hall kindergartner Jordin Smith, daughter of John and Rikki Smith, and Lyman Hall first grader Dimon Smith, daughter of Tonya Smith.
Alpha Kappa Alpha members expressed their gratitude and appreciation to the community for continued support of this bi-annual fundraiser.  
Specifically, they acknowledged the efforts of William Austin, commentator; Juanita Lowery of Inspirations Performance Studio, dance instructor; Torian Jackson, musician; Rashard Wright, soloist; LaShonda Miller, soloist;  Juanita Smith, fashion show assistant; Keddrick Brown, Michael Harmon, Justin Monroe and Dereal Scott, fashion show participants; Fred Wilkins, photographer; Classic 1-Hour Photo; Fort Stewart Marne Club; The Coastal Courier and Goody’s Department Store for tuxedos donations.
Fashionetta is the sorority’s sole source of revenue used to serve the community. In Liberty County, Nu Rho Omega Chapter gives four $1,000 scholarships annually, to three high school seniors and one person who is in a non-traditional role as parent and student.
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