Blue Mountain College elects first black homecoming queen

By NEMS Daily Journal

BLUE MOUNTAIN – Upon hearing the historic nature of her election as the school’s homecoming queen, Blue Mountain College’s Courtney Ivy was deeply moved.
Ivy, a senior from Woodland, became the c o l l e g e ’s first black student to be chosen for that distinction.
“It is truly an honor, and I mean that,” she said. “When I look back at everything that’s gone on in our history, I realize how much things have changed and how much they are still changing.”
Ivy, the daughter of Herbert and Josie Ivy, will be crowned homecoming queen on Nov. 3 at 12:30 p.m. as part of BMC’s annual Founder’s Day.
“We are very proud of Courtney and congratulate her on being named the college’s first African American homecoming queen,” said Dr. Barbara Childers McMillin, BMC president. “Her selection is both an honor for her and a significant milestone for BMC.”

Click video to hear audio