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About Miss Spelman

Miss Spelman College serves foremost as an ambassador to Spelman College. She may be asked to represent the college to prospective students and parents as well as to donors, and external constituents. She should carry herself in a manner that would enhance the image of the College. She may be asked to collaborate in programs with Academic Affairs, Admissions, Alumnae Affairs, Student Affairs, the President's Office and other key campus offices during her reign. She should exemplify the ideals that Spelman holds dear: A) Academic excellence; B) Ethical leadership; C) Appreciation of the many cultures of the world; and D) Commitment to positive social change.


Mallory Butts
41st Miss Spelman

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Major/Minor: Dual Degree Chemistry
and Chemical Engineering
Platform Title: SHINE Well

Sanaa Rowser | 1st Attendant

Hometown: Atlanta, Georgia
Major: English
Minor: Sociology
Platform Title: Purple Reign






Josefina Adonai Osei-Owusu 2nd Attendant

Hometown: Alexandria, Virginia
Major/Minor: Political Science on the Pre-Law track
Platform Title: Black Joy in living COLOR:
Celebrating, Originality, Loving, Our, Roots








Arianna Woods | 3rd Attendant

Hometown: Long Beach, California
Major: Health Sciences–Premedical Track
Platform Title: T.R.E.E. House

This notice is to provide an update on changes to the composition of the 41st Miss Spelman Court.

To enhance the efficiency of score tabulation for the Miss Spelman Pageant, the Office of Student Life and Engagement implemented the use of Tally Genie, an online pageant platform. It is customary for the Office of Student Life and Engagement to meticulously review scores for accuracy. During intermission, concerns arose regarding potential discrepancies, prompting us to seek clarification. The proprietor of Tally Genie was promptly contacted to validate the integrity of the scores and calculations. Subsequent testing revealed an oversight in properly incorporating student votes into the total scores for each contestant.

As a result, changes to the composition of the 41st Miss Spelman Court were necessary. Mallory Butts was initially crowned Miss Spelman, with Sanaa Rowser and Arianna Woods designated as the 1st and 2nd attendants, respectively. However, the corrected calculation necessitated a reassignment of the 2nd Attendant title from Arianna Woods to Josefina Adonai Osei-Owusu and Arianna Woods will be the 3rd Attendant.