Ciara Harris, a junior at Paine College, will compete in the Miss National Black College Alumni Hall of Fame Pageant on Saturday in Atlanta.
Harris was named Miss Paine College 2010-11 and will represent the school in the Competition of College Queens, which showcases young women from historically black colleges and universities.
The winner serves as an advocate for black colleges and universities and receives an academic scholarship and other prizes.
At Paine, Harris is a member of the Student Government Association, Georgia Association of Educators and Lions Activity Board. She is an early-childhood education major and a tutor for the Boys and Girls Clubs of Augusta.