The Mu Phi Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity held their Omega Mardi Gras 2014 last Friday evening at the Savannah Civic Center. Rakeila Manning was crowned Miss Mardi Gras 2014 by the outgoing 2013 Miss Mardi Gras Keyona P. Smith. The First runner-up is Marquita Chambers and Latoya Minor is second runner-up.
Rakeila Manning, a Savannah native is the daughter of Raphael Manning and Wilhelmenia Smith-Manning. She has always been committed to giving back to the community given so much to her and molded her into the person she is today. Rakeila attends Armstrong Atlantic State University majoring in education with a minor in Sociology. She is employed by The Embassy Suites and the Holiday Inn Express downtown. She is an active member of Greater Pentecostal Temple in Levy, S. C.
Marquita L. T. Chambers is the daughter of Mr. Oscar T. Thompkins, Jr. of Brunswick, Ga and Mrs. Perridine L. Palmer of Qualan, Texas. She is a 1988 graduate of McIntosh County Academy High School. She attended Savannah State University and later transferred to South College where she her certificate in Patient Care and a diploma in Office Management in 1990. She is currently pursuing a Bachelor of Science Degree from Columbia College. Marquita is a member of Thankful Missionary Baptist Church and a lay coach at Savannah High School. Since Marquita has returned to school she has been working as a long term substitute teacher at Savannah High School.
Latoya Minor is the daughter of Tonia Minor Benniefield and Byron Thompson. She is 2007 of Sol C. Johnson High School where was a majorette and a member of the dance/step team. Latoya attended Savannah State University as a Business Administration major. Latoya is employed by The Mansion at Forsyth as a Valet Supervisor and is the owner of Tiers of Joy, Etc. She is an active member of St. John Baptist Church where she sings in the directs the Fortress Fire Choir.