Buffalo Alumnae Chapter Of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Continues Legacy Of Youth Development

BUFFALO, NY – Despite the need to abruptly end its traditional program due to COVID-19, The Buffalo Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated recently concluded its 2020 Jabberwock Extravaganza, with the crowning of Ne’Ari Curry.   

Under the leadership of Jabberwock Chair Trina Burruss and Co-Chair JoAnna Johnson, the sorority led 12 dynamic young ladies through a nearly year-long program that included character development, self-care, and other workshops with “Stepping into the Garden of Womanhood” being the cornerstone theme.  

A national program sponsored by the sorority, Jabberwock is held biennially, promotes teamwork and brings out the competitive nature of the Jabberwock contestants.  Due to the COVID-19 pandemic, teams needed to implement many creative fundraising ideas to raise the most scholarship funds and win the coveted 2020 Miss Jabberwock title.  

“The Jabberwock 2020 class was comprised of 12 high energy, fully engaged young ladies, representing high schools across Western New York,” said Buffalo Alumnae Chapter President Vanita Jamison. “We are so proud of their commitment despite all of the adversity they faced this year. We also want to thank their families for their unwavering commitment, and the many donors who helped us to provide hundreds of local students with college scholarships.” 

The Jabberwock 2020 class included: 

•Ne’Ari Trinity Curry, 2020 Miss Jabberwock 

•Aliyah Chantel Hodges, 1st runner up

•Tianna Clarke, 2nd runner up  

•Madeleine Elizabeth Adams 

•Gabrielle Baldwin 

•Kendall Nicole Brantley

•Selena Bulluck

•Tianganique Clarke Carson

•Mahlonne Gibson

•Ariyan Payne

•Annaya Jasmine Williams

•Kyearra Tashara Williams

The Buffalo Alumnae Chapter, chartered in 1942, provides service to the community in the following areas: Educational Development, Physical & Mental Health, Political Awareness & Involvement, Economic Development, and International Awareness & Involvement. To learn more visit https://www.dstbuffalo.org


Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated was founded on January 13, 1913 by 22 collegiate women on the campus of Howard University to promote academic excellence and provide assistance to those in need.  Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, not-for-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world.  The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization’s Five-Point Programmatic Thrust.  Today Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. has over 300,000 members and 1,000 collegiate and alumnae chapters located in the United States, Canada, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas, Jamaica and the Republic of Korea.