Annual pageant celebrates ‘African-Americans in the Arts’


Photo courtesy of the Neweta Club

Starlis Thompson, left, won the high school section of the Black Awareness Pageant. Jayilah Elder placed as first runner up on April 28.


After the Neweta Club of Coweta County held their annual Black Awareness Pageant, plans were already in motion to prepare for next year’s event.

Proceeds from the fundraiser go to student scholarships and the organization’s youth activities.

This year’s theme celebrated the accomplishments of African-Americans who had notable historical artistic contributions.

Some themes throughout the years have included the 1954…

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