In April 2008 the Mr. and Ms. Honors Pageant was implemented at SC State University. The purpose of the Mr. and Ms. Honors Pageant is to provide a competitive arena for displaying the talent, poise and oratorical skills of Honors scholars. This exciting and fun competition offers an opportunity for them to represent and showcase the South Carolina State University‘s Honors College in a more definitive way. Once the King and Queen are selected, they become official ambassadors for the college. The 2013-2014 King and Queen are Matthew Elleby & Kelsey Butler. Matthew is a junior from Timmonsville, SC majoring in Accounting, his platform is to educate people on the empowering men. Kelsey is from Powder Springs, GA she is majoring in English Education. Kelsey will be overseeing several community service projects for the Honors College. The 2012-2013 Mr. & Miss Honors were Mr. Aaron Russell & Miss Megan Diggs.