Running for Miss Savannah State University was not something she decided to do at the spur of the moment. She had long realized that a campaign for such a prestigious office would be time-consuming and would take meticulous planning.
While she did not receive the title of Miss Savannah State University (SSU), she came in as the first place attendant. “I am honored to be granted the opportunity to serve as the first attendant. I love working with students and have a lot of programs to implement. I am excited,” said Brittany Andricka Jester of Hinesville.
Twenty-two year old Jester is elated with her accomplishment. “It was hard work, but I enjoyed it. I had been thinking about running since my freshman year, so when it was time, I was ready. I had saved my money because campaigning is expensive,” she said.
There were five contestants vying for the queen. Tierenne Raeshaun Roberson was crowned Miss SSU and Jasmine Raglin was selected to serve as the second attendant.
“My campaign slogan was: “Building a Bridge for a Brighter Tomorrow – One Vote at a Time.” I also had a platform slogan of, “Promoting Scholarship, Uplifting Spirits, and all About You.
“Even though I did not win, I still hold a very important position. I am so grateful that I have a position,” she said
Jester is originally from Atlanta, but moved to Hinesville when she was in the 7th grade. “My dad was military, and my mom (Amanda Jester) still lives in Hinesville. She is my number one supporter,” Jester said. Jester also has a brother named Tracy.
A busy multi talented student, Jester writes for the university’s newspaper (Tiger’s Roar). She recently finished her internship with WTOC television and is currently interning in the Athletic Department at SSU.
“I do media relations, write stories, and interview football players,” Jester noted. She is also a member of the Mass Communications Student Association; Ladies of Venus and Elegance Modeling Troupe; Vice President of the National Association of Black Journalists; a Tiger Network News anchor specialist; Vice President of Sisters Striving for Excellence Inc.; and Vice President of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., Delta Nu Chapter. Her future plans include obtaining a masters degree in broadcasting from Georgia State University or Savannah State University.