On March 10, PLL hosted its annual Talent Hunt Program, “Omega’s Got Talent” at Woodbridge High School before an audience of 255 guests. This year’s returning Co-Chairmen, Brother Dr. C. Victor Herbin, III and Brother Ronnie Palmer and their committee produced another outstanding showcase of local talent. The Master of Ceremony, Brother Warren Simmons II kept the program flowing and entertained the audience with his wit between acts.
The program was well supported by members of the chapter, the community, family members of the participating students, VIPs and several visiting brothers. Attendees included several senior Prince William County School Administrators, local candidates for political office including Mrs. Andrea Bailey and Mrs. Ann Wheeler, Candidates for Prince William Board of Supervisors. Brothers in attendance included Brother Daniel Jones, Grand Keeper of Finance; Brother Robert Fairchild, Past 3rd District Representative; Brother Conrado Morgan, 1st Vice 3rd District Representative; and Brother Norm Senior, 3rd District Director of Public Relations. The top finishing performers this year were in 1st Place, Ms. Kyra McCall (dance), North Stafford High School; 2d Place, Ms. My’Lei N. Smith (vocals), Forest Park Senior High School; and 3d Place, Ms. Sierra Bryant (dance), Colgan Senior High School.
This year’s 1st Place Winner, Ms. Kyra McCall, performed an amazing ballet routine solo in the dance category. The 2nd Place Winner, Ms. My’Lei Smith performed a dynamic vocal solo. The 3rd Place Winner, Ms. Sierra Bryant also performed a beautiful modern dance routine.
According to Brother Dr. C. Victor Herbin III, PLL Talent Hunt Chairman, “Our 2019 Talent Hunt program featured 8 outstanding and talented high school students within Prince William and Stafford Counties that showcased their musical, dance, and vocal skills in grand fashion. These students were able to perform before our largest crowd to date and we awarded a total of $2,750 in cash prizes. In addition to the overall talent competition, we incentivized cash prizes for the students who sold the most tickets and advertisements for the commemorative souvenir book, which generated a great deal of excitement and energy for the contestants and the audience. It was truly impressive to witness the levels of success for each student as talented performers, unbelievably high academic achievers, and their dedicated extracurricular and community involvement. The talent, parents, audience, and of course the Chapter; truly accentuated the Talent Hunt Idea.”
Thanks go out to the excellent judges, Mr. Vaughn Ambrose, Mrs. Melinda M. Kasal, Mrs. Eudora Lyles Forrest and Brother Curtis B. Taylor, Sr. PLL also thanks Brother Dr. C. Victor Herbin III, Talent Hunt Chair, Brother Eddie A. Stephens, Jr, Basileus, PLL; the George M. Hampton Foundation; Chapter members and supporters for dedication and hard work to make the 2019 Pi Lambda Lambda Chapter Talent Hunt a success. PLL also acknowledges the continued support of the Woodbridge Senior High School for the use of school facilities.
Pi Lambda Lambda is a graduate chapter of the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc., an international nonprofit social and civic service organization that has over more than 700 chapters with 100,000 members in 15 countries worldwide. Since the Chapter’s founding in Dumfries, VA, in January 2004, PLL has supported public and community events across the region, benefiting scholarship, health promotion, youth mentorship, citizenship and social action. PLL has previously been named the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. International Chapter of the Year for three separate years since the Chapter’s founding. PLL is honored with this most prestigious honor bestowed by the fraternity.
Pi Lambda Lambda serves Prince William County, the City of Manassas, and Manassas Park.