Diving In

Armaja LaRue-Hill likes to roller skate in her free time at The Zone in Rolla. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Armaja LaRue-Hill likes to roller skate in her free time at The Zone in Rolla. Sam O’Keefe/Missouri S&T

Armaja LaRue-Hill says that if it weren’t for a crown and sash, she would still be the shy, introverted student she was in the fall of 2014 when she started classes at Missouri S&T. Back then, her introversion kept her from joining campus activities. Now a junior in computer science, LaRue-Hill can’t cross campus without stopping to chat with someone.

In her first semester, LaRue-Hill stepped out of her comfort zone and decided to participate in the Miss Black and Gold Scholarship Pageant hosted by Alpha Phi Alpha fraternity.

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