A 2009 graduate and former Rose Festival princess from Jefferson High School in Portland is making great strides at Clark Atlanta University in Atlanta, Ga.
Kia-Lynette Carter was recently named Miss Black and Gold for 2012-13 as part of the Alpha Phi Alpha academic scholarship pageant. The competition showcased 10 young women who aspire to obtain personal growth and success in their lives.
Carter is a junior at Clark Atlanta, majoring in mass media. She maintains a 3.0 grade point average.
“We as a family were so happy to be there to support her as she represented Portland,” said Cat Carter, Kia-Lynette’s mother.