Wednesday, September 11, 2013
Miss South Carolina State University Sadia Robinson wants you to attend her Coronation. Listen to the exclusive invitation.
On Thursday, Sept. 19, SC State University will be decked in garnet as the university community crowns Sadia M. Robinson as Miss SC State University 2013-2014. Inspired by the hit movies, “The Wiz” and “The Wizard of Oz,” the Coronation will take place in the Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center at 7 p.m. This year’s theme is “Garnet City: There’s No Place like Home.”
Since the age of three, the Orangeburg, S.C. native has dreamed of becoming Miss SC State University, and, this year, her dream has come true.
“At six years old, I served as the flower girl for Miss SC State University 1998-1999, Jennifer (Mazyck) Brown, who is also a native of Orangeburg, S.C. This is the first time in 15 years that someone from the Garden City has been named as Miss SC State University,” says Robinson.
“The theme of Coronation pays homage to my love of SC State and of Orangeburg,” Robinson adds.
This year attendees can expect to see cherished scenes and beloved characters from the movies, such as the scarecrow and the cowardly lion, as well as a special appearance from SC State’s mascot Spike, as Toto. The Royal Court will also perform a dance to the iconic song, “Ease on Down the Road,” which was performed in “The Wiz” by singing legends, Michael Jackson and Diana Ross.
The senior biology major has actively participated in numerous student organizations and academic societies, including The Health Professions Organization, Men Against Cancer, Student Orientation Leaders, Beta Beta Beta National Biological Honor Society and the National Society of Blacks in Energy. She is also a member of the Alpha Xi Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Robinson is no stranger to representing the university in a royal capacity. She served in SC State’s royal court as Miss Sophomore and Miss Junior.
Upon graduation in May 2014, Robinson plans to attend medical school to specialize in pediatric medicine or obstetrics and gynecology with a concentration on minority health disparity research. She hopes to become an established physician and philanthropist who will focus on making significant contributions to underserved communities.
Robinson lives by the motto: “Life is a succession of moments. To live each one is to succeed. Be true to yourself, and the rest will fall into place.”
When she is not servicing the Orangeburg community, Robinson enjoys shopping, traveling, engaging in new opportunities and spending quality time with her family and friends.
A graduate of Orangeburg-Wilkinson High School, Robinson is the 20-year-old daughter of Paul and Sherri Robinson. She has one older brother, Paul Robinson, III.