Congratulations to Morgan State University’s very own Alexis Becton! Becton took home the crown as the 2017 Miss District of Columbia United States, after competing in the regional Miss United States pageant. The event was held this past May 13 at the Maritime Conference Center in Linthicum Heights, Md. Becton is a senior psychology major devoted to helping young women in her community.
She is also the founder of the nonprofit organization A Fairy Tale Ending, which assists young women in the District of Columbia, Maryland and Virginia in preparing for their proms. Through her work with the organization, Becton partnered with two schools in the area and with two other women to put together an entire mock prom night that included hair styling and makeup application. She collected 100 gowns and helped 50 young women have the prom night of their dreams.
Becton was inspired to start A Fairy Tale Ending as a vehicle to serve her community and empower women because she realized how fortunate she was. She started her organization with two gowns: one she had received from her late father and the other from her very first pageant ceremony. Her desire to help others in need motivated her not only to give away her gowns but to collect more to donate and help young women create good memories.
A proud advocate for Autism Speaks, Becton works to educate people about the intelligence and talent of children with autism. She is also heavily involved with the American Heart Association and Alopecia Awareness.
Becton is an exceptional student and is active on Morgan’s campus. She is a proud member of Females United to Uplift, Reshape and Educate (F.U.T.U.R.E.) at MSU.
Thank you, Miss District of Columbia United States, for sharing your “Black Girl Magic” and inspiring other young women to do the same.