Community members are welcome to attend the 43th annual Miss Black EIU Scholarship Pageant on Saturday.
Ten contestants will compete in four categories during the pageant including creative expression, African garment, talent and impromptu question with an evening gown. Before the pageant, the contestants participated in an interview panel with judges.
Leah Reynolds, adviser for the pageant, said the pageant is a great opportunity to highlight the leadership abilities of African-American women on campus.
The Black Student Union sponsored the pageant in conjunction with African-American Heritage Month. The theme of this year’s pageant is “A Women’s Worth,” which focuses on inner beauty instead of physical beauty.
Doors open for the pageant at 5 p.m. and the show starts at 6 p.m. in the Grand Ballroom of the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union.
Advanced tickets are $8 and tickets at the door are $10. Tickets can be purchased 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. Monday through Friday at the Martin Luther King Jr. University Union. Tickets at the door will go on sale at 5 p.m.