New UMES beauty queen named after Newark girl resigns

By Amy Cherry 11:02am, March 14, 2014
A new campus queen has been named at University of Maryland Eastern Shore (UMES) after the former title holder from Newark resigned in disgrace.

The Daily Times reports that school officials say Samantha Clarkson assumed her role as Miss UMES on Monday and will serve for the remainder of the term.

The rehabilitation psychology major from Upper Marlboro, Maryland, previously held the title of Miss Senior Class.

Clarkson's predecessor, Porsha Simone Harvey of Newark, resigned last month amid a disorderly conduct and drug charge.

Campus police say Harvey was charged with disorderly conduct after she elbowed an officer who told her to leave a crowded hallway at a dance. When she went to court for a bail review, Princess Anne police say a bailiff found marijuana on Harvey and she was cited.

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