Friday, September 20, 2013
As the SC State University Bulldogs prepare to battle the Benedict College Tigers on Saturday, two SC State students have already claimed a victory for the university. Senior Crystal Harris, a biology major from Greensboro, N.C., was crowned Miss Palmetto Capital City Classic (PCCC). Junior Bridget Thomas was named second runner-up. The crowning was held Wednesday in West Columbia, S.C. during the Palmetto Capital City Classic’s 2013 Media and Sponsors Luncheon.
“As an ambassador for South Carolina State University, I have experienced firsthand the spirit, unity and pride of attending a historically black institution, filled with a rich heritage. South Carolina State, Benedict College, along with every HBCU across the country, all strive for the common goal of providing a nurturing environment that equips and empowers students to reach beyond the walls of our schools and leave a legacy of success,” said Harris.
“I am truly honored to represent a great tradition of HBCU pride as Miss Palmetto Capital City Classic,” Harris continued.
Harris currently serves as the chief of staff for the Student Government Association, and she is a member of the Honors College.
Thomas, who calls Orangeburg, S.C. home, is a civil engineering technology major. She is proud of the exposure that the university will gain from the recognition that she and Harris received from the competition.
“Crystal and I are positive representations not only of SC State, but of historically black universities. Through opportunities like this, the community gets to see that SC State produces outstanding students,” said Thomas.
Now in its 12th year, the Palmetto Capital City Classic offers a variety of events and activities. For more details on the PCCC, including ticket information, visit www.palmettoccc.com/.