Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated, Beta Beta Zeta Chapter of Columbia, S.C. hosted the 2019 Miss Blue Revue Scholarship Cotillion on December 28, 2019 at Trinity Education Community and Conference Center. The Columbia Zetas presented five exceptional young ladies to society. Five being a significant number because in 1920, the sorority was founded by five university women.
This year’s Blue Revue was particularly special in that 2019 marks the end of a decade and the end of Zeta Phi Beta’s first 100 years. In 2020, the sorority will be celebrating its long awaited centennial and the chapter will be celebrating 80 years of service in the Columbia community. Additionally, this Blue Revue commemorated the lives of two longstanding chapter members, the twenty-second International President Barbara C. Moore, and Mrs. Bessie Pauline Williams.
Miss Macy Elizabeth Gaines Kimpson was crowned Miss Blue Revue 2019.
She is the daughter of Mr. Marc Kimpson and Ms. Michelle Kimpson. She was presented by Mr. Marc Kimpson and escorted by Mr. Donovan Washington. Macy is a high school senior at Blythewood High School. Upon graduating from high school, she plans to attend the University of South Carolina-Beaufort where she will major in nursing. Her career goal is to become a nurse practitioner.
Miss Kadia Daizjhon Fall, first runner-up, is the daughter of Mr. Lavalle Moore and Ms. Fatimata Fall.
She was presented by Mr. Lavalle Moore and escorted by Mr. Johnathon Brazzell. Kadia is a junior at Irmo High School. She plans to attend University of North Carolina Central where she will major in business. Upon graduating from high school, she plans to get her associate’s degree and her cosmetology license. Her career goal is to be a cosmetologist and own her own business.
Miss Shayla Monique Kelly, second runner-up, is the daughter of Mr. Marion and Mrs. Shelia Kelly.
She was presented by Mr. Marion Kelly and escorted by Mr. Shandon Kelly. Shayla is a junior at Spring Valley High School. After graduation Shayla plans to attend Coastal Carolina University and earn a degree in psychology.
Miss Cierra Shanise Seward, second runner-up, is the daughter of Mr. Darren and Mrs. Vicki Seward.
She was presented by Mr. Darren Seward and escorted by Mr. Joe H. Singleton III. She is a junior at Westwood High School. Upon graduating from high school, she plans to attend Howard University, North Carolina A&T State University or North Carolina Central University where she will major in psychology. Her career goal is to become a psychologist and have her own photography business.
Miss Meera Celeste Rogers is the daughter of Mr. Warren Harden Rogers III and Mrs. Uvette Pope-Rogers.
She was presented by Mr. Warren Harden Rogers and escorted by Mr. Warren Jamal Rogers. Meera is a junior at Westwood High School. Upon graduating from high school, she plans to attend college in the state and major in biology. Her career goal is to become an obstetrician gynecologist.
The 2019 Blue Revue Scholarship Cotillion is the culmination of six months of cultural, social, and professional development activities. It was made possible by the support of families, friends, and the community to include the Lower Richland High School Army JROTC. In addition, over 230 sponsors, patrons, local businesses, and organizations provided donations toward the scholarship program.
The 2019 Blue Revue Committee consisted of Mrs. Sandra Smith, Chairperson, Mrs. Valarie Byrd, Co – Chairperson, Mrs. Ethel Adams, Co-Chair and Ms. Connie L Woods, Beta Beta Zeta Chapter 2nd Vice President, several committee members and advisors. Zeta Phi Beta Sorority Incorporated is a non-profit service oriented organization. If there is an interest in becoming a Miss Blue Revue Debutante, contact Beta Beta Zeta Blue Revue Committee at PO Box 5612, Columbia, SC. 29250.