UMES is without a campus queen with this week’s dethroning of Porsha Simone Harvey, who was charged with disruptive behavior in an exchange with a campus police officer, and, in a separate incident, cited for possessing marijuana in a Somerset County courthouse.
Harvey resigned Wednesday as Miss University of Maryland Eastern Shore, telling university officials that recent events devalued her role as a student leader. Her resignation is the first time in memory the queen representing the campus either stepped down or was removed from the position.
Her attorney, William Hall of Salisbury, would not comment about the charges, and said Harvey was not discussing the case with media.
Harvey made news in 2012 as a contestant in the Miss Delaware USA pageant, a precursor to the Miss USA contest. In an online profile at the time, NJ.com described the Newark, Del., resident as an honor student who studied dance, acrobatics, piano and violin. Harvey also was a member of the Cathedral Choir of Delaware, with which she sang at the White House during the George W. Bush administration, the publication states. READ FULL