Monday, October 18, 2010
During football season, many ladies of SC State compete for the opportunity to represent the Bulldogs as Miss Homecoming. This year, Malia L. Mason, a senior family and consumer science business fashion merchandising major, was recently announced as Miss Homecoming 2010-2011. Mason competed against six other contestants to earn the title of Miss Homecoming 2010-2011. “I was very excited when I received the news that I won Miss Homecoming 2010-2011. I wanted to scream,” said Mason.
During Homecoming, Mason will engage in many festivities, including Miss SC State’s Coronation. This year’s coronation theme is “From Africa to America: A Royal Celebration.” Mason will also participate in theHat and Glove Luncheon honoring Miss SC State, the Marshall’s Dinner, and she will also be involved in the parade. During halftime of the Homecoming game on Saturday, October 23, 2010, Mason will be crowned Miss Homecoming 2010-2011. She will be escorted by her cousin, Ramel Taylor, a junior accounting major at SC State.
“I am very excited for Miss Homecoming 2010-2011,” said Tracey Thomas, advisor to Miss Homecoming 2010-2011. “She displays beauty, poise, and a strong value for academics.”
Mason is a native of Silver Springs, Md. and is the daughter of Barkim and Beverly Mason. She is the youngest of four children. Mason spent most of her early years in Hyattsville, Md. and Brooklyn, N.Y. After graduating from Northwestern High School in Hyattsville, Md., she decided to follow in her brother’s (Kaiheem Mason) footsteps and attend SC State University.
In spring 2010, Mason became a member of Alpha Kappa Psi Professional Business Fraternity, SC State’s Kappa Upsilon Chapter. She is also a member of the National Association for the Advancement of Colored People (NAACP). She currently serves as the president of the Family and Consumer Science Fashion Merchandising Association Organization. Her hobbies include reading, drawing, sewing, shopping and traveling. Post graduation, Mason plans to attend the University of Maryland in College Park, Md. and receive her master’s degree in journalism. Mason would like to become a fashion editor for Essence magazine. Her motto is: “live every day like it is your last.”
For additional information pertaining to Miss Homecoming 2010-2011, contact Tracy Thomas at (803) 533-3796.