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GRAMBLING, La. (GSU & KNOE 8 News) - Miss Grambling State University 2013-2014 is one of many campus queens at historically black colleges and universities competing in a national magazine contest, and she wants votes.

There are more than 100 HBCUs, but EBONY magazine publishes photographs and stories about only 10 HBCU queens based on the number of votes each gets. There are dozens of campus queens competing, and Brice, her royal court and the university are working hard to get one of the ten available slots in an upcoming issue of the magazine.

Hailing from Gibsland, La., Ambra Brice, ranked 10th as recently as a few days ago (Tuesday, April 22), wants to continue climbing to the top to better guarantee that she has the chance to represent Grambling State University.

“I would like people to vote for me because I would love the opportunity to continue the legacy of representing GSU in the magazine,” said Brice, 22, a senior marketing major and experienced pageant winner. “It would be an honor to be the face that represents my HBCU in a positive way.”

Brice is no stranger to fierce competition. She served as GSU’s Miss Sophomore 2011-2012 and Miss Cover Girl 2012-2013.

Brice, who plans to become a marketing specialist and a business owner after working at CenturyLink in Monroe, La., cites several things as key for a campus queen, including “poise, great communication skills, and being able to understand your student body because if you understand your study body, and what they are expecting from their college experience, it is easier to represent them effectively.”

Those who want to help Brice win a coveted spot on Ebony’s Top Ten list can go to http://www.ebony.com/campusqueens/118/#axzz2zdl5825W to read about Brice, see her two-minute video and vote. Anyone can vote, and each person can vote as many times as possible each day. Voters can post on Facebook or tweet on Twitter to bring more attention, and votes, to Brice’s effort.

Campus Queen voting is sponsored by Nielsen, a global company that measures what consumers watch, buy and listen to online and otherwise. Ebony campus queen contest voting is open until May 16. Brice plans to be one of the winners featured in the September edition of Ebony. Those with a little more time can complete an online form and enter a weekly Nielsen sweepstakes drawing to win an Apple iPad Air.

Brice has a successful GSU campus queen example and good friend to rely on for encouragement. Miss GSU 2012-2013, Geralka Jackson, captured one of the top 10 spots in the Ebony contest last year. Jackson competed with a number of HBCU campus queens from Hampton University in Virginia, Florida A&M University in Florida, Jackson State University in Mississippi and elsewhere.

“I talk to Gerri almost every other day and she has been one of my friends, mentors, and support systems through this whole thing,” she said about her former roommate. “Seeing Gerri featured in the Ebony magazine last year... was my inspiration and encouragement that I could do the same thing now that the crown has been passed on to me.”

Brice thinks she can win an Ebony spot in part because “I attend a smaller university and I am from a smaller town, which makes being featured in the Ebony magazine not only a personal accomplishment, but a community accomplishment.”

Throughout her reign as queen Brice has focused on recruitment, being a symbol of hope and inspiring students to go to college and follow their dreams. She also believes being featured in Ebony will bring more attention to GSU, encouraging high school students to consider college and to put Grambling State University on their list of universities to consider.

“Many high school and college students read the Ebony magazine and will see me as a positive representation for GSU, and (it) will give them that extra push (and want) to attend,” Brice said.

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