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From the News & Record …
North Carolina A&T’s Mister and Miss made history Sunday as award presenters for the 94th Academy Awards.
Joshua Suiter and Zaria Woodford will take the grand stage at the Dolby Theatre in Hollywood. The invitation and opportunity mark the first for any historically Black college or university student. Here was their reaction to the news ….
“I wanted the position of the 87th Miss North Carolina A&T State University to serve, represent, and uplift the African American, HBCU and Greensboro community," Woodford said in a news release from A&T.
"Participating in the 2022 Academy Awards is affording me the opportunity to do all three on a scale larger than I could have ever imagined,” Woodford said. “I am blessed to be participating in the occasion and intend to make my university, community and the hard-working individuals of the Oscars proud in this role.”
Woodford and Suiter, who are studying pre-law and professional theater, respectively, spent the past week rehearsing, recording and engaging in tours and interviews, getting the full Oscars experience.