Where Queens are Crowned
Eryn Pollard is a Senior attending California School of the Arts, San Gabriel Valley and your Miss Black Pasadena 2019. Eryn is co-founder of her schools Black Student Union, serves on the student body, a Dragon Kim student mentor, National Honors Society member, and also a National Merit Scholar. Her passion for the arts began early and she has been singing classically since the third grade. In the future Eryn hopes to attend UCLA to study psychology and music. Eryn’s ultimate goal is to make her family proud and continuously share her giving heart.
Jeniya Draper is a Senior at Blair High School in Pasadena. Jeniya has been honored on the Deans list and very involved in school activities such as volleyball and Black Student Union. She is also an active member of Love Land Life Center Church and Fellow Christian athletes club. Jeniya loves to spend quality time with her friends and family. Jeniya hopes to attend an HBCU and study Sports Medicine. A motto that she lives by is "Strivers achieve what dreamers believe.”
Maya Laila Matthews
Maya Laila Al-Mansour Matthews is a Senior at Immaculate Heart High School in Los Feliz. Maya was Junior Class President and also involved in many other campus activities such as debate, basketball, track, Black Student Association, and the Asian Heritage Association. Maya loves to read, dance, tutor children, debate, travel to new places, and spend time with family. She hopes to attend Berkeley, Stanford, or Harvard to study medicine and biology. A quote she lives by is "In times of crisis, the wise build bridges while the foolish build barriers. We must find a way to look after one another as if we were one single tribe".