Thursday, April 7, 2011

ROAD Mentoring Program - April 16, 2011

Please join us on Saturday, April 16, 2011 for our ROAD mentoring program on "Teaching Teens How to Start a Business and Manage Money".

Friday, April 1, 2011

Talent Hunt Program

On Friday evening March 25, 2011, the men of the Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. hosted the annual Talent Hunt Program at the Nyack Center located in Nyack, NY.  There were eleven extremely talented participants, eight solo artists who spoke so eloquently or sang their hearts out or musicians who mesmerized the audience by showing their mastery on the saxophone and electric guitar.  The three visual artists showcased a wide range of expression with clever drawings to ceramic sculptures.  With well over 100 people in attendance, they were treated to a magnificent display of young talent which made the judges job of selecting just one a difficult task.  However, in the end - the judges select Ms. Brianna Martin the overall winner, a vocalist whose rendition of R. Kelly's "I Believe I Can Fly" was outstanding.  She is a junior at Ramapo High School in Spring Valley, NY with hopes of attending Syracuse University in the Fall of 2012.  In addition, Meagan Washington, a sophomore at the Academy of Mt. Saint Ursula, was the winner for visual arts.  These ladies will be representing Xi Lambda Lambda Chapter at the 63rd 2nd District Conference in Cherry Hill, NJ on Saturday, April 30, 2011.

We would also like to give special recognition to all of our talented young people from throughout Rockland County, NY.  They all took the stage with a level of confidence that far exceeded their young ages.  They provided the audience with a level of showmanship and poise that left all in attendance beaming with community pride.  The list of performers were:
  • Brianna Martin (Singer)
  • Meagan Washington (Visual artist)
  • Jaenique Hurlock (Dramatic reading)
  • Hernz Laguerre (Dramatic reading)
  • Pascale Jean-Giles (Singer)
  • Caleb "Skip" Caming (Guitar player)
  • Bryant Jackson (Saxophone player)
  • Casey Jacobs (Singer)
  • Michaelle Vilsa (Singer)
  • Kenard Grey (Visual artist)
  • Jodelyne Courtney Gray (Visual artist)
We would like to also thank the judges whose personal experience in the creative arts field proved invaluable as they made a final determination on the participants.
  • Bro. Richard Clarke
  • Dr. Stella Marrs
  • Ms. Shirley Crabbe
  • Ms. Dreena Dixon