Vikings Steal the Show at the 2011 CIAA Tournament: Miss. ECSU Crowned FOOD LION MISS CIAA 2011 "1st Time in ECSU History"Kesha Williams
March 14, 2011 Hail to the Queen! Miss Elizabeth City State University, Alana Renee Simmons, was crowned Food Lion Miss CIAA 2011 on Saturday, March 5, 2011 during the Central Intercollegiate Athletic Association (CIAA) Tournament.As winner of Food Lion's Miss CIAA scholarship contest, Simmons will receive a $2,500 scholarship. Food Lion has sponsored the CIAA Tournament for over 17 years and is the title sponsor for the Miss CIAA competition. Simmons was one of 13 queens who competed in the Food Lion Miss CIAA competition. The queens had several segments in which they were judged: grade point average, essay, biography, extracurricular activities, community service, appearance, votes from the public and an interview.Simmons is a native of Newport News, Virginia, who graduated from Hertiage High School. She is a senior majoring in Music Education with a concentration in piano. Upon graduation, she plans to attend graduate school to become a school administrator or school counselor. Her ultimate goal is to one day open a community center for children and adults to study the arts at no cost. Simmons believes that arts have a positive impact and should be incorporated in our lives daily.