Miss Senior is the queen with a passion for fashion. Gabrielle Johnson, a business major from Silver Spring Maryland plans on going into retail brand management after graduating.
“My hobbies include blogging, styling clothes, and making crafts.” Johnson even incorporates her love for fashion into her job as Miss Senior by planning a bracelet designing community service.
It’s not all fun and fashion for Miss Senior, she explains how serious her title is to her.
“Holding the title of Miss Senior is one of prestige and respect. It means that my class sisters thought I would be the best fit to be the queen for the class of 2014.”
Johnson is even more reflective about the honor.
“It also means that with, where much is given, much is expected, and in that sense it means that I must be held accountable and to always be a women of my word. It’s not just a title, it’s a lifestyle.”
Senior social work major Kanisha Peele expresses why she thinks Johnson was a great candidate.
“She is driven beyond measure and instantly makes you want to be a better person.“
Peele has known Johnson since starting their journey at Bennett College Fall of 2010. Their friendship blossomed when Johnson helped Peele in a time of need.
“Some people have never had the opportunity to know Gabrielle personally. Some people have never shared tears, personal or heartfelt conversations, but I have and once you do you’ll instantly know why she was the perfect choice for Miss Senior.”
Johnson says she is passionate about giving back to her community, which is one of the main reasons why she ran for her position.
“After I came back from studying abroad I felt as though I hadn’t done enough to give back to my community and my beloved Bennett College, I felt like running for Miss Senior presented the opportunity to do just that!”
Johnson has some advice for those considering running for the position in the future.
“Be yourself, be consistent, be everything you think that your sisters need in their final year of undergrad. Be what you feel Bennett needs and would be proud of.”
By: Toi Antoinette Scott