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Miss Black Ohio 2017 Ashley Nkadi



UC neuroscience grad Ashley Nkadi was named Miss Black Ohio 2017. Active while on campus, she co-founded the Irate 8 movement and served as co-president of the United Black Student Association. Nkadi was a UC Cincinnatus Presidential Scholar and in UC’s University Honors program. She founded Noir magazine to highlight minority communities. Nkadi will represent the state in the Miss Black USA scholarship pageant in August 2017 in Washington, D.C., and has the chance to earn a $5,000 academic scholarship and other prizes.


2008 Miss America Kirsten Haglund

2008 Miss America Kirsten Haglund, a CCM student at the time

National winners

State winners


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