missasu copyDetermination, dedication and the ability to rally support are a winning combination. Just ask Miss Albany State University Asia Love Cook.

Cook is the grand prize winner of a national contest called “The Ultimate Reign Competition,” sponsored by Verizon Wireless.

The prize package includes $15,000 to support Cook’s community service initiative “Be The Key and Unlock the Life” for the American Red Cross; a $5,000 scholarship, and a “tech pack” that includes a Motorola Droid 4G Smartphone and Xyboard tablet, a Bluetooth headset and a gift card valued at $1,500.

Tuwisha Rogers and Krissy Pemberton-Flemmin, representatives from Verizon Wireless, will present the package to Cook Friday in the ASU Student Center Ballroom. read more…