Planning underway for 2020 DIVA Scholarship Pageant

The DIVA Association of Kingsville Inc. held a meeting and sponsored a celebration event on Sept. 16 at the St. Paul AME Church. The meeting included an update on the DIVA Scholarship Pageant set for June 27, 2020 at the TAMUK Jones Auditorium. The pageant's 2020 theme will be ‘DIVAS go Reggae: We Be Jammin.’ The 2020 event will include a baby contest for the first time. The pageant is the main scholarship fundraiser. The DIVA Association has awarded about 150 scholarships since its inception 12 years ago. The group has several men, women and children who are members. Pictured above in the first row from left are Gloria Bigger-Cantu, Erica Perez, Ms. DIVA 2019 Rachel Pena, Monique Pena, Avery Moreno, Prince Devo 2019 Malik Shelton, Junior Devo 2019 Adam Shipman Jr., Cheri Shipman, Diana Shelton and Mary Lou Pena. In the second row from left are Tonya Wallace, Clarice Williams, Betty Gaddis, Ode Moreno, Dion Ward, Charles Shelton, James Gaddis, Nancy Holliday and Idotha Battle. In the back row are Norma De La Garza and Lucy Camarillo. Not pictured are Jesse Battle and Josie Breanna King.

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