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Capturing The Crown, Meet Kára McCullough

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Capturing The Crown, Meet Kára McCullough

Capturing The Crown, Meet Kára McCullough

The night of May 14, 2017 was no ordinary night for SC State University alumna, Kára McCullough, ’13. In fact, it would be one that she would never forget. In just a matter of minutes, her life would change in the most profound way.

The night of May 14, 2017 was no ordinary night for SC State University alumna, Kára McCullough, ’13. In fact, it would be one that she would never forget. In just a matter of minutes, her life would change in the most profound way. A dream that she held in her mind’s eye since she was a little girl would soon be realized. Standing center stage donning a beautiful beige and white gown that swept the floor behind her, she waited in anticipation for the official announcement. After a few tense seconds, Kára heard the words, “Miss USA 2017 is…District of Columbia!”

With tears streaming down her face, she bowed to receive her crown. It was breathtakingly beautiful, aligned with sparkling jewels and stars representing the country that she would now serve as Miss USA. After proudly taking her first walk down the long runway and receiving hugs from her peers, she looked into the camera and shared an inspiring message:

“Follow your dreams. Don’t let anyone tell you it can’t happen.”

Read more in the September Issue of HBCU Times Magazine.

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