Dozens filled the Garrick-Boykin Human Development Center on Friday, October 18, 2019, to experience a Mystical Evening in an Enchanted Forest and the crowning of the 2019-2020 Mister and Miss Morris College.
The annual coronation introduced the Hornet Nation to the student leaders that are a part of many different organizations. This year Morris College celebrated Aun’ye Wilson as the 66th Miss Morris College and Deangelo Adams as the second Mister Morris College.
Wilson is a native of Mt. Pleasant, South Carolina and entered Morris College in the fall of 2016 to study Criminal Justice. Her journey to become Miss Morris College started early as one of the Student Leaders noticed her elegance and grace on move-in day and pushed her to run for Miss Freshman. Not only was she crowned Miss Freshman but her peers voted her as the President of the women's freshman residential hall AMMA Hall. She then joined the Morris College Cheer Team where she now serves as captain and has held titles such as Miss Co-Ed and Miss Homecoming. She is also a proud member of the Nu Gamma Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc.
While juggling her many different social and civil commitments, Aun'ye has continued to maintain well above a 3.0 grade point average awarding her a number of scholarships to include: the South Carolina Life Scholarship, the Dr. Adele W. Stewart Scholarship, the distinguished Eta Zeta Omega Chapter of Alpha Kappa Alpha, Incorporated's Scholarship along with many others.
Her platform aims to restore Morris College to the premier status it once enjoyed by collaborating with administration offices along with the Hornet Nation and refining Hornet pride. During her speech, Aun'ye pledged to remain professional, graceful and elegant while working to implement her plan.
Aun'ye was crowned alongside Florence native, Deangelo Adams. Like Aun'ye, Deangelo entered Morris College in the fall of 2016 with plans to study Recreation Administration. Deangelo is very active on campus as a student, student leader, and talented athlete. He is a member of the Student Government Association, Men of Morris, NAACP, Student Ambassadors, Student Leaders, Men's Hornet Basketball and Baseball teams as well as the Cross Country team. He is also a proud member of the Xi Epsilon Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Incorporated.
Deangelo's platform aims to be a leader to the youth and make every student feel like the king and queen they were born to be.