With the theme “Pearls on the Rise … Destined to be Great,” the Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc. will present its 41st Jabberwock Scholarship Program virtually at 4 p.m. on April 11.
The Jabberwock originated in 1925 as a fundraiser to underwrite scholarships and to encourage participants to develop amateur talents. The Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter’s first Jabberwock program was held in 1950 and since then, RMAC’s Jabberwock Scholarship Programs has been held bi-annually.
Recognized for its extensive Scholarship Program during its 74 years of public service, the chapter has awarded over $800,000 in college scholarships to area students.
Nine area high school juniors and seniors from eastern North Carolina and Virginia will compete for the coveted title of “Miss Jabberwock.” This virtual program will feature participants displaying their career aspirations and talent.
Highlighting this event will be each participant’s tribute to her parents and guardians. The junior with the highest academic average will be honored with the Marguerite C. Armstrong Academic Award and the senior with the highest academic average will be honored with the Brown-Leonard Academic Award.
During the finale, one participant will be crowned “Miss Jabberwock” by Kylar J. Wiggins, Miss Jabberwock of 2019, who is currently attending East Carolina University.
The 2021 Jabberwock Scholarship Program slate of participants include:
- Alaya, who currently aspires to be an artist.
- Alijeanee, who currently aspires to be an entrepreneur.
- Chaterria, who currently aspires to be a surgical nurse.
- Diamon, who currently aspires to be a labor and delivery nurse.
- Jadyn, who aspires to be an attorney.
- Janiyah, who currently aspires to be a pediatric nurse.
- Jasmine, who currently aspires to be a physician of obstetrics and gynecology.
- Kaitlyn, who currently aspires to be a pediatric nurse.
- Shavashti, who currently aspires to be a criminal defense attorney.
The members of the Rocky Mount Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority sincerely appreciate the community for their support of the Jabberwock Scholarship Program.