The Ms. Senior D.C. event was held June 29 at the University of the District of Columbia in Northwest D.C. The contest is for women who are 60 and older. Contestants presented their philosophy of life, talent and evening gown during competition. Billie LaVerne Smith was crowned Ms. Senior D.C. 2016.


Master of Ceremonies Carroll H. Hynson, Ms. DC Senior 2016, Billie La Verne Smith; 3rd Runner Up, Elynore Hooker Herron; 2nd Runner Up Judyan Andrews; 1st Runner Up, Jessica HaynesFranklin and Laura Newland, executive director D.C .Office on Aging. (Photos by Rob Roberts)