Five beautiful young ladies and three handsome young men graced the stage of the Savannah Civic Center Johnny Mercy Theater on April 30, 2017 at Delta Sigma Theta Sorority – Savannah Alumnae Chapter’s 2017 Jabberwock. Jabberwock is a part of Delta’s tradition. It was accepted at the 1927 Delta National Convention and a copyright was obtained making Jabberwock an exclusive fundraising project of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. It now represents an evening of elegance and entertainment that showcases the gifts and talents of the young people while advancing the goals and objectives of the Delta scholarship program.
This year, Savannah Alumnae Chapter presented the popular Rebecca Padgett School of Performing Arts, who brought the Jabberwock to light through its creative rendition of “Alice’s New Adventure into Wonderland.” The School of Performing Arts featured an afternoon of film, dramatic presentation, dance, narration, and pageantry. The climax of the afternoon was the dramatic entrance of the royal queen, Marguarite Birt, surrounded by the entire Jabberwock Court.
Three adorable little ladies were in competition for “Little Miss Jabberwock.” They were Katlin Ashley Brown, daughter of Ivey Brannen and Henry Brown; Kennedy Marie Ingram, daughter of Marcia Ingram; and Kai Mustipher, daughter of Nicole and Anthony Clark and Sebastian Mustipher. Vying for the title of “Miss Jabberwock” were Petra Albright, the daughter of Patricia and Purcell Albright, and Cierra Jahnell Warren, the daughter of Peggy Warren and Harold Brown. In competition for “Mr. Jabberwock” were: Clorenzo Griffin, Jr., the son of Clorenzo Griffin, Sr. and Latrell Pierce; Kyem Robbins, son Ashley Robbins and James Walker, Jr.; and Benjamin Rasheen Smith, the son of Paulette and Benjamin Smith.
The event ended with the “Last Walk of the Reigning Court,” which featured the 2017 Jabberwock winners: “Little Miss Jabberwock” – Katlin Brown, “First Runner-Up” – Kia Mustopher, and “Second Runner-Up”- Kennedy Ingram. Cierra Warren was crowned “Miss Jabberwock,” and Petra Albright was “First Runner-Up.” The winners among the young men were Clorenzo Griffin, Jr., who was crowned “Mr. Jabberwock,” Kyem Robbins was “First Runner-Up,” and Benjamin Smith was “Second Runner-Up.”
Proceeds from the Jabberwock will benefit Savannah Alumnae Chapter’s annual scholarship fund, mentoring programs, and other community service projects. This year, the Chapter awarded $12,000 in annual scholarships. Four Academic Scholarships will be awarded in the amount of $2,000 per student. One $1,000.00 Community Service Scholarship will be awarded; and three non-traditional students will receive scholarships in the amount of $1,000 each.
Savannah Alumnae Chapter extends congratulations and heartfelt appreciation to all of the contestants, their parents and supporters. The Chapter sincerely thanks the entire community for its continued support.