Black Caucus Holds Seventh Annual Ashe Awards


Writers Organizing to Represent Diverse Stories (W.O.R.D.S) takes a selfie with the crowd after accepting their award.

Music filled the air Thursday night as more than two hundred students packed Heritage Hall for the Seventh Annual Ashe Awards, ending  Ashe week with a bang.

The awards show, put on every year by Black Caucus honors students from the Penn State community through humorous superlatives such as “Best Smile”, “Most Likely to Be on Reality TV”, and “Best School Spirit”, as well as service awards such as “Best Student Organization Program” and “Server of the Community.”

Between the award presentations and acceptance speeches, Justin “DJ Da Bol Jus” Augustine kept the crowd electric playing a variety of popular songs that much of the audience danced and sang along to.

Student clubs on campus such as the Caribbean Student Association, RAM Squad, and Ambitions performed during the award show as well as a group performance by the multi-cultural and black Greeks.

For those watching, it was definitely an inspirational night. Tonight was Daje Johnson’s (sophomore – secondary education) first time attending the awards and she was blown away by the event.

“It’s so great to see the black community come out to this event. Things like this are so important,” Johnson commented.

You can check out some photos from tonight’s event on the Underground Facebook page. 

About Adriana Lacy (64 Articles)
Adriana is from the oh-so-famous town of “Right Outside of Philly,” Pennsylvania currently double majoring in Public Relations and African-American Studies. She is a passionate sports fan, avid reader, and an obsessive tweeter. In her spare time, she enjoys writing about sports and social justice while drinking urban-framed, artisan crafted coffee. A proud black student, Adriana considers herself a social justice warrior and strives to promote racial equality and diversity in her community. Email her at and tweet with her at @adriana_lacy

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