Published on October 16th, 2014 | by Millennium Magazine Staff0
Kelsey D. Butler Crowned the 77th Miss SC State University
SC State’s Smith-Hammond-Middleton Memorial Center was adorned for a royal affair as hit Disney tunes greeted guests when they arrived at the 77th Miss SC State University Coronation of Kelsey D. Butler. The event was entitled, “The Wonderful World of SC State: The Happiest Place on Earth.”
Former Miss SC State University queens welcomed Butler into royalty as the 77th university queen and student ambassador. Butler was crowned by Miss SC State University 2013-2014, Sadia M. Robinson.
SC State students, university officials, Orangeburg County dignitaries and visiting queens from surrounding colleges, universities, and schools were present for the occasion.
University organizational queens wore red, green and blue dresses representing some of the most famous characters from Disney movies, such as “The Little Mermaid,” “Cinderella,” and “The Princess and the Frog.” The audience was entertained with dances to the most famous Disney Classic tunes.
Butler was elated as her vision for Coronation unfolded right before her eyes.
“It was an indescribable moment in time. Everything worked together seamlessly and I felt as though I was in a fairy tale. I am so thankful to everyone that helped make this possible. I feel like the happiest person on earth,” said Butler.
The Powder Springs, Ga. native was escorted in royal fashion by officers from the SC State Army ROTC Program and paid homage to military personnel and her grandfather’s service in the Vietnam.
President Thomas J. Elzey is confident in Butler’s ability to represent the university.
“I know that Kelsey will fulfill her royal duty and serve the university well with dignity, honor and grace. She will continue exemplifying the legacy of excellence that SC State students embody,” said Elzey.
Tre’ Addison, a senior computer science major from Summerville, S.C. was formally introduced to the public as the first Mister SC State University during the ceremony.
“The experience was unexplainable. I made a mark in the university’s history and now the university has female and male representation who serve as official ambassadors. I am looking forward to setting the standard for future Mister SC State title holders,” said Addison.
Executive officers representing the Student Government Association and the Campus Activities Board were installed and pinned as the new student leaders for 2014-2015.