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College Heights Herald article about the Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant:

Western women interested in showcasing their beauty and their talent in the Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant should start clearing their calendars.

There will be an interest meeting at 8 p.m. tomorrow in Downing University Center, Room 226 for prospective contestants. The pageant, sponsored by the Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity is scheduled for the same day as the local chapter's 25th anniversary - at 8 p.m. Dec. 4 in Garrett Ballroom.

Despite the pageant's tradition, this is the first time in four years that Western's Eta Rho chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha has sponsored the local level of the national pageant. However, the local fraternity has been involved with the event for at least 10 years, according to program coordinator John Mark Eberhardt, a Louisville senior.

Here's how the experience goes. The woman crowned Western's Miss Black and Gold will advance to the state level of competition, Eberhardt said. From there, the winner will compete at the regional level. The woman crowned national Miss Black and Gold will attend the Alpha Phi Alpha national convention.

To enter the contest, students must submit an entrance application, available at the interest meeting. The deadline for the applications is Oct. 7. Then, at a session Oct. 21, the participants will receive the guidelines for the competition.


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