LaQuayle Agurs is a graduating journalism major at Hampton University, currently serving as Miss HBCU 2016. Her platform, “My Story Isn’t Over: Conquering Suicide in the African American Community,” will engage students at Historically Black Colleges and Universities in a conversation that is not discussed often, yet plaguing many families and children. LaQuayle is heavily involved on Hampton’s campus, having leadership positions in the National Association of Black Journalists, The Hampton Script, the Greer Dawson Wilson Student Leadership Training Program (a service-learning and leadership program that plays a vital role in the development of Hampton University students by providing community service experiences and interpersonal and leadership skills training opportunities.), and the Student Government Association. When she is not in school, LaQuayle spends her time perfecting her craft of writing in hopes of accomplishing her dreams of becoming a magazine editor. Post graduation, she will go to Australia for a week to experience international magazine journalism at Cosmopolitan Australia before moving to New York City to work with InStyle Magazine.
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