Miss Jackson State University Destiney Lawrence will be spotlighted as part of EBONY Magazine’s Campus Queens 2016-2017 and will receive special recognition for being in the Top 10 among vote-getters.
Online balloting for the Top 10 ended Jan.18.
All campus queens will be featured on the EBONY Queens site in its September 2017 edition; however, those ranking in the Top 10 will appear in a highly anticipated 2017 spring/summer issue.
Lawrence, a senior pre-medicine major from Fairhope, Ala., with aspirations of becoming an obstetrician gynecologist, said she is excited to be featured in the magazine. In addition, Lawrence said she plans to open a practice to mentor young women who lack parental guidance and support.
Immediately after earning a coveted spot in EBONY, Lawrence took to social media to thank her peers for their endless support.
EBONY Magazine’s Campus Queens contest was founded to recognize black excellence and brilliance on the campuses of Historically Black Colleges and Universities. Participants in this contest are elected by their peers to represent these standards for her institution.