Ashlee Thomas, a Buffalo native and sophomore at Howard University in Washington, DC was recently crowned Miss Howard University at Cramton Auditorium on Friday, April 8. “It was absolutely surreal. It still is,” said Ashlee, a sophomore natural science and pre-dentistry major.
“Words can’t describe how amazing the feeling is.”
She currently holds a 3.8 average.
Thomas’ platform, “School Daze: Waking Up To Success,” aims to raise awareness on the topic of the mental and physical health of college students and the Black community at large.
“You know we, as college students, do get stressed about an array of different things and I just want to make sure that students are taking some time out for themselves,” Thomas said. She plans to implement community and campus wide health fairs and committees to help raise the awareness.
To her Howard family, Thomas was greatly appreciative.
“From the bottom of my heart, I am so grateful to even be put in the position to serve. It is an absolute privilege to serve as your Miss Howard University 2011-2012. Thank you so much,” Thomas said.
She will represent Howard University in the National Pageant in Atlanta, Georgia in September.
Ashlee is a 2009 graduate of Cleveland Hill High School and a former member of Jack and Jill of America, Inc. Buffalo Chapter. She is also a member of First Shiloh Baptist Church.
Her proud parents are Dr. Edmund and Sandra Thomas.