Ebony Cox/HERALD

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Ebony Cox/HERALD

Contestants wait in line as each contestant says their introduction speech during the Miss Black Western Pageant practice that was held in Downing Student Union Auditorium on Monday, April 18, 2016 in Bowling Green, Kentucky. The pageant is the 45th annual event hosted by the ladies of Alpha Kappa Alpha (AKA), because they were’t allowed to participate in homecoming events so they created Miss Black Western. Ebony Cox/HERALD