My name is Sallena Imani Thompson, a Rising Senior Biology Major Chemistry Minor from Nesmith, South Carolina. I have the distinct pleasure as serving as the 37th Miss Bennett College.
It was only my freshwomen year, that I wanted to leave Bennett due to not wanting to be around an environment with all women. I then realized, being in this surrounding help me realize who I am as a person, a phenomenal woman and what my purpose is on this campus. This is what made Bennett College unique to me.
Since then, I started joining different organizations on campus and making myself known in a good way. I felt discourage when it was time to run for Miss Bennett College. This was a dream I had since my Freshwomen year. My platform was FLAWLESS:Future Lies Among Women Living Extraordinary Successful Stories.
My main reason for running is to bring back women empowerment on Bennett Campus, and helping others with their lack of self esteem.
My goals throughout this reign is to strengthen my campus comparing to the strength of an oak tree that is planted on our campus, while showing the beauty of the Bennett Belles as a magnolia flower.
With God, and my peers, this will be the best reign possible. After college, I plan on attending an HBCU for graduate school to purse my career as a Pediatric Nurse and Health Career Counselor.
Sallena Thompson is Miss Bennett College for 2016-2017. She is a senior biology major chemistry minor.