• Keyaira Boone

Elizabeth's Kayla Lawrence is a Campus Queen

Elizabeth’s Kayla Lawrence has worked her way from timid freshman to campus queen with her special bend of poise, persistence, and passion. The 21-year-old is studying Strategic Communication at Maryland’s Morgan State University, a historically Black institution known for its extensive research programs and impressive marching band.

Lawrence is committed to using her influence as an HBCU campus queen to set an example for young people that are finding their way and might not necessarily see college as an option.

Her proudest accomplishment as Morgan State’s Queen has been hosting the “Woman to Woman” tea where she hosted students from the Baltimore area in an effort to encourage them to build their own support system and overcome their circumstances.

While completing her studies she has completed internships at LoveBrownSugar Media and the Hearst’s Marie Claire magazine. She has been vocal about the need for philanthropy in media stating plainly “I want to help people”. She has begun that journey by participating in the student organization F.U.T.U.R.E., a student group that is “dedicated to establishing a sisterly bond through community service, uplifting our campus, reshaping the world, and educating the community”.

Now that she is nearing the end of her reign she is seeking to be featured, with other campus queens, in the historic Ebony Magazine so that she can expand her platform and inspire young people nationwide to seek higher education so that they can make their dreams a reality.

As a frequent contributor to I have had the pleasure of watching Lawrence mature into an assertive and capable young woman over the past two years and I know the sixteen-year-old me could have used someone like her to show me the way.

I can’t think of anyone better to contribute to the historic legacy of the Ebony campus queens than this New Jersey girl.

Interested in showing your support? You can vote for her here!