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Meet your new Miss Concordia

Desiree Wilson, the 2014 Miss Concordia College Homecoming Queen, takes a moment to pose for a picture before going to class Tuesday.

Desiree Wilson, the 2014 Miss Concordia College Homecoming Queen, takes a moment to pose for a picture before going to class Tuesday.

By Alaina Denean

The Selma Times-Journal

Desiree Wilson had the honor of being crowned the 2014 Miss Concordia College Homecoming Queen on Monday.

Wilson, a junior majoring in business, said she was thrilled to find out she has been chosen to represent Concordia.

“The day that we found out, I was really excited,” Wilson said. “I get to really show the community what we have to offer here.”

Wilson, who graduated from Morrow High School in Georgia, attended the United States Air Force Academy before deciding to attend Concordia College in 2012.

Wilson said studying business at Concordia has helped improve her confidence.

“My business department, they really have changed me as a person, and they just give you so much confidence and want you to be the face of something, like a CEO,” Wilson said.

Wilson encourages students to take school seriously and make the best of the opportunities they are given.

“Get it right the first time, because you don’t want to have to repeat, you don’t want to have to do things over and over,” Wilson said. “From my personal experience, I don’t think it’s a race. It’s never a race to get your education, but I feel once you get in, do it right … do whatever you need to do to get it done.”

The newly crowned royalty said she loves her school, and she wants to use her title as homecoming queen to highlight what she loves about Concordia.

“We’re very organized. We’re very studious. We are determined to graduate and do more, and I think that I can help show that as being Miss Concordia,” Wilson said.

After college, Wilson wants to be a marketing analyst.

“Right now I’m part of the ROTC program, and I plan on commissioning. Once I commission, I’m going to go ahead and get my masters. I plan on getting a concentration in marketing,” Wilson said.