Coronation of Miss Savannah State University

Queen and court (left to right: Miss Freshman, Miss Junior, Miss Savannah State University, Miss Senior, Miss Sophomore)
Queen and court (left to right: Miss Freshman, Miss Junior, Miss Savannah State University, Miss Senior, Miss Sophomore)

Joyes “Joi” Zieh will be crowned Miss Savannah State University for 2015-16 during Homecoming week festivities on Thursday, October 15, at 7 p.m. in Tiger Arena. Zieh is a senior political science major from Atlanta, Georgia. She is a member of the Blaq Silhouettes Dance team and serves as a Tiger Ambassador. Through community service activities and programs on campus, she plans to develop student interaction, build school spirit and increase student– alumni collaboration. Zieh plans to attend law school with the intention of becoming a criminal defense attorney.

Miss SSU will be attended by her court, representing each class of SSU. Miss Senior is Ashley Tiara Lee. Lee is from Glenwood, Georgia. She is majoring in behavior analysis and minoring in criminal justice.

She is an active member and treasurer of the National Council of Negro Women, Inc., and is the vice president and active member of the Behavior Analysis Student Association. She is currently a behavioral statistics teaching intern at SSU and will soon start another internship with Road to Success Counseling Services in Mt. Vernon, Georgia. Lee plans to earn a master’s degree in counseling psychology.

Miss Junior is Jahylin McKee, a junior journalism & mass communications major. Born and raised in Atlanta, Georgia, McKee is a Deans’ List, HOPE and SSU Scholar with the GPA of a 3.72. She is a tutor with Upward Bound Trio program and a peer monitor with the Center of Academic Success on campus. Off campus, she was a public relations intern at “Within Your Reach, LLC.” McKee is also the community service chair for the National Council of Negro Woman, a student orientation leader, a member of Freshman Academy, former Tiger Ambassador, a member of NAACP and National Association of Black Journalists.

Miss Sophomore is Airianne Titanna Wright, a sophomore social work major from Valdosta, Georgia. In high school, she was a member of the Georgia Bridgeman Marching Band where she later advanced to the Georgia Bridgeman Dance line. At Savannah State, Wright is a member of Eloquent Commitment to Helping Our Sisters, Incorporated (ECHOS, Inc.). She is also a student orientation leader.

Miss Freshman is Brianna Turner, a criminal justice major from Bainbridge, Georgia. In high school, Turner played on the varsity team for four years in basketball, track and field, softball and soccer. She was elected as secretary for the Future Business Leaders of America and Homecoming Attendant her Senior Year at Miller County High School.

Other campus queens will be presented during the coronation ceremony, which is free and open to the public.

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