Former Maryvale Student Jazmen Marie Banks Crowned Miss Black Arizona

Posted by Communications at 11/16/2017

Former Maryvale student Jazmen Marie Banks was crowned Miss Black Arizona, November 4.  Banks, who graduated in 2015, was a member of the speech and debate team, and it came in handy.  Her talent for the pageant was a poetry interpretation of the poem, “Paper People.”  She competed for Maryvale in poetry interpretation, progammed interpretation and duo Interpretation.  She was also a cheerleader for the Panthers.  Banks completed her certified nursing assistant program before she graduated, and she is currently working at Barrows Neurological Institute ICU unit at St. Joseph’s Hospital. She is attending Rio Salado and is a private caregiver, as well.  Banks also attended real estate school and is working on getting her real estate license.  The National Miss Black Arizona competition will be in Washington, D.C. in August.