Miss North Carolina to visit Livingstone on Wednesday
Miss North Carolina 2019, Alexandra Badgett, will visit Livingstone College on Wednesday.
Badgett will be the guest speaker at the college’s Wednesday assembly, which will begin at 11 a.m. at Varick Auditorium and will include installation of Student Government Association officers.
A native of Denver, North Carolina, Badgett was crowned Miss North Carolina on June 22 representing Jacksonville. She has received more than $22,000 in scholarships from participation in the Miss America Organization.
Badgett graduated from the University of South Carolina Honors College with a bachelor of science degree in business administration. Her platform includes a social impact initiative referred to as N.I.N.E (No Is Not Enough), which aims to deepen the message of the anti-rape anthem “no means no.”
As Miss North Carolina, she plans to implement an “epic” marketing plan stressing the importance of educating people on preventive measures and public policies, providing survivor outlets, informing students of resources and confirming Title IX regulations are being followed.
In addition to her platform, Badgett will spend her year raising awareness and donations for Children’s Miracle Network Hospitals.
Badgett danced competitively for 18 years and is a member of Delta Sigma Theta.
“We are honored and ecstatic about having Miss North Carolina visit our campus as part of her (historic black colleges and universities) tour,” said Livingstone President Jimmy R. Jenkins. “It is especially significant to have her here for our SGA installation. As our student leaders are charged to serve with integrity and dignity, Miss North Carolina serves as an embodiment of those attributes.”
Badgett will also attend a reception the program and host a Queens Connect Forum in conjunction with the reigning Miss Livingstone College, Shontavia Wright.