Miss Black San Bernardino
Miss Black San Bernardino 2015
Desiree McKenzie is the proud daughter of Pastor David McKenzie and Cheville McKenzie. She is sixteen years old and attends Summit High School. Desiree is active in many clubs such as the Christian Club, Black Student Union, Hip-hop club, and reports and edits for SkyHawk News.Desiree is a member of Temple Missionary Baptist Church where she is an active member of the Tri-Unity youth choir, the Faithwalkers mentoring program, the nursery ministry, and the media ministry as anchor for the Triple Threat Youth Newscast. Desiree is also a two-time winner of the Youth of the Year award for the Triple Threat Youth Ministry.During her free time she enjoys jogging and walking with her dog and baking for family gatherings. After graduation she plans on attending a four year university to pursue a degree in physical therapy. Desiree appreciates and thanks her siblings and parents for always believing in her and she would especially like to thank God without whom none of her accomplishments would have been possible.
2015 Miss Black San Bernardino and her court
2nd runner up Bashirah Arogundade from Cajon High School, Queen Desiree McKenzie from Summit High School, 1st runner up Janeice Midgett from Arroyo Valley High School, 3rd runner up Ayanna Hamilton from Cajon High School.
Miss Black San Bernardino 2014
The Miss Black San Bernardino Pageant was held on January 25, 2014 at Inghram Community Center in San Bernardino.
Noelle D. Lilley is a seventeen year old senior at Arroyo Valley High School. At her school she is the reigning 2013-14 Homecoming Queen, Associated Student Body President, a member of Black Student Union, editor of the Hawkeye Newspaper, and a member of AVHS Drama Club. Noelle is an Advanced Placement student with a 4.0 GPA and has been on the honor roll for three years. Noelle attends Temple Missionary Baptist Church where she is a member of Triple Threat Youth Ministry, Tri-Unity Youth Choir, the Faith walkers Mentoring Program, and the Greeter’s Ministry. She is also an anchor for the Triple Threat Youth Newscast and a crew member of the media ministry.
Noelle works in downtown San Bernardino for the West Side Story Newspaper as a media manager. She enjoys writing, reporting, musicals, weddings, and Disney movies.
Noelle hopes to major in Journalism with an emphasis in broadcasting to eventually become a news broadcaster. She would like to thank her Lord and Savior Jesus Christ, as well as her parents for supporting her in this endeavor.
2014 Miss Black San Bernardino And Her Court
Noelle Lilley, Queen (Left); Leanna Pollard, 1st Runner Up (middle); and Bobbie McFerson, 2nd Runner Up (right)
MISS BLACK SAN BERNARDINO 2012- 2013
A crowning ceremony was held for Nia Bush on February 3, 2012.
The Miss Black San Bernardino Pageant and Scholarship banquet will held on February 25, 2012 at the Elks Lodge in San Bernardino. San Bernardino Black Culture Foundation, Inc. is proud to announce the winners and recipients of scholarships at this event.
Nia Jenise Bush is a Native of San Bernardino, California, born at San Bernardino Community Hospital January 21, 1995. Nia has resided in San Bernardino for 17 years. She currently is a Junior attending Cajon High School enrolled in the International Baccalaureate (IB) Program.
Nia is the daughter of Dr. Edward and Mrs. Jenise Bush, who have resided in San Bernardino for 18 years (Mrs. Bush for 42 years). She has one sibling, Khari Bush, who is a freshman at Cajon High School.
Nia began her educational journey as a kindergarten student at Rio Vista elementary school in San Bernardino. She has always been a dedicated student and has been on honor roll and principal honor roll for her entire educational career. She has received top honors such as the President Academic Achievement Award.
As a student at Chavez Middle School in San Bernardino, she served as the ASB student body president and played on the volleyball and basketball teams. During her freshman and sophomore years at Cajon High School she played on the Junior Varsity Basketball team. Nia has served as a prosecution and defense attorney for Cajon High School Mock Trial Team for the past 3 years, receiving top honors as the lead prosecution and defense attorney. She led the team to the County Finals in 2010, with Cajon being the first school in San Bernardino to ever make it to the county finals. Nia is currently on the speech team and is also involved in the Black Student Union. She has been a student in the College Bound Saturday School program since the 6″‘ grade.
Nia understands that she is blessed to be a blessing to those less fortunate and enjoys giving back to the community. She volunteers to feed the homeless with Loveland Storehouse of Blessings ministry. She has served as a praise dancer and she works faithfully with the Youth Ministry at her church Immanuel Praise Fellowship.
Nia’s post high school goal is to attend the University of Southern California for undergraduate school. She then plans to attend law school to pursue a career in the law
field. Nia’s current academic weighted GPA is 4.0.
Special thanks to Nia’s parents Dr. Edward and Mrs. Jenise Bush for their guidance and great parenting. Thank you also to all who participated and made this event a success.