SC State Sophomore, Stewart, Named Miss Homecoming 2017

Friday, October 20, 2017

ORANGEBURG, S.C. – Day-Sha Stewart, a sophomore and early childhood education major from Columbia, South Carolina, will be crowned Miss Homecoming on Thursday, Oct. 26, at noon during her private luncheon.

Miss Homecoming 2017 After previously participating in exciting SC State Homecoming events, Stewart decided to make the university her home. She admires the sense of community and Bulldog pride that surrounds the campus.

Stewart, a member of SC State’s softball team, decided to compete for Miss Homecoming because she desired to make a positive impact on campus.

Stewart said, “As Miss Homecoming, I am honored to represent our talented football team and the university as we celebrate every aspect of this illustrious institution. I strive to encourage other young women to get involved on campus, uphold tenacity and to remain humble throughout the process.”

SC State has helped shaped Stewart by affording her the opportunity to learn from and interact with a diverse group of individuals. She has also grown professionally during her tenure at SC State.

Stewart believes that building positive relationships is important in any field, along with unwavering professionalism. Early mornings, overcoming obstacles and having to wear professional attire to class are also preparing her for the workforce. Stewart hopes to instill in her future students, the importance of being professional as well.

Her greatest inspiration is her mother, former Homecoming Queen of W.J. Keenan High School ‘92, Keshia Stewart, who encourages her to seek improvement each day and remain focused on her goals. She is thankful for the support of her family, friends, coaches and the SC State football team, as she balances campus involvement with achieving academic success.

Upon graduation, Stewart will work as an early childhood education teacher and give back to the community, with the gift of knowledge. She plans to earn her master’s after acquiring experience as a teacher. Stewart aspires to be a positive role model well beyond her undergraduate career.

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