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Stacey Sowell '03 Claims Ms. Black Raleigh 2015 Crown

Stacey Sowell '03April 21, 2015 – Shaw University alumna Stacey Sowell '03 recently competed in the Ms. Black North Carolina pageant sponsored by Noire Productions, Inc. Sowell placed First Runner Up in the competition. Contestants competed in the interview, talent and evening wear categories and discussed on stage their chosen platforms to a panel of expert judges. Sowell currently holds the title of Ms. Black Raleigh USA 2015.

Sowell’s platform was Educational Access: Championing HBCUs! This platform is near and dear to her heart as she graduated from two HBCUs and currently works at Shaw as the Director of Admissions and Recruitment. For the talent portion of the competition, Sowell performed the original poem "Department Stores Don’t Sell Black." Sowell was one of five women in the competition.