Embracing Our Heritage: Destined for Royalty
The Oxford Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. is please to announce plans for our 2019 Jabberwock Program themed Embracing our Heritage: Destined for Royalty. The goal of Jabberwock is to provide an avenue for youth to improve their overall life effectiveness via key developmental workshops offered in a caring, supportive environment. In the spirit of friendly competition, our contestants will engage in social, cultural, and service activities, all designed to focus on building mind, body, spirit, and social awareness, as well as developing positive relationships. The participants raise funds for their higher education as well as the higher education of others in the community.
Origin and Legacy of Miss Jabberwock:
The word "Jabberwock" was coined by Lewis Carroll, author of the famous children's classic, Alice's Adventures in Wonderland (1965). The Jabberwock is a mythical character who called together the members of his kingdom to put on a gala event. The sequel to this book is a mock-heroic tale called, "Through the Looking-Glass" (1872) which contains, "Jabberwocky," a ballad of fantastic illogicality. Curious about the world behind the mirror, Alice climbs through the looking-glass and discovers a fascinating kingdom in which everything is reversed. Jabberwocky, then, connotes the whimsical and the fantastic.
Since 1926, Jabberwock has been presented nationally by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. to raise funds to carryout the mission of the sorority. In 1925, Marian Conover Hope and Lola Wilson Hayes conceived the Jabberwock as a means of generating funds for scholarships and awards and the first Jabberwock was presented that year in Boston, Massachusetts. On December 28, 1947, Jabberwock was formally adopted and copyrighted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc.
Oxford Alumnae Chapter has hosted Jabberwock periodically throughout the years and last sponsored the Jabberwock program in 2016. OAC sponsors the Jabberwock program to raise funds to carry out the mission of the chapter and as a means to generate funds to award female high school seniors to assist with post-secondary education.
How to Apply:
If you would like to know more and to apply to be a contestant in the Miss 2019 Jabberwock Program, please click on the link below for the application. You may utilize the Contact Us tab to send us a message with any inquiries about the program as well as sending an email to .
Miss 2019 Jabberwock Applications are due by February 1, 2019
Orientation will be held on February 7, 2019 for all accepted applicants.