“TeKema is proudly using her voice for change.”
We are all cheering on TeKema Balentine, as she competes in the Miss Black USA contest in August. TeKema, is studying to become a nurse practitioner at Madison College as she also competes in this prestigious, national competition.
TeKema is competing on the platform to improve education for black students in Wisconsin. Something Balentine knows firsthand as a graduate of Madison East High School.
“I noticed that people who looked like me were either not in class or not doing very well in class and I want to change that,” Balentine said.
Hear her voice and her story here.