On March 7, 2020, the men of Psi Alpha Alpha (PsiAA) Chapter, Third District, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. held an extraordinary Talent Hunt program in the beautiful auditorium of Mount Vernon High School in Alexandria, VA. The curtains opened and the program began at 1pm in front of a supportive audience of Brothers, family, friends, and other residents of the community eager to support a great group of enthusiastic youth displaying their talents in the performing arts. Thanks to the Brothers of Psi Alpha Alpha, assisted by family, friends, and volunteers, our collective efforts resulted in another magnificent Talent Hunt Competition.
We were privileged to have 10 great performers for PsiAA this year with acts ranging from vocalists, pianist, and instrumentation to dance. All the student participants performed extremely well pleasing the crowd of newly minted fans and “wowing” the event judges.
Our Master of Ceremony was Brother Darren Haynes sports director for a local news organization. Brother Haynes was an excellent MC as he continued to get the audience engaged and attentive. His questions to the contestants allowed the audience to hear more information regarding reason how and why the performers do enjoy and showcase their talents.
With an extremely close competition this year, the judges had an arduous task selecting a winner. Unfortunately, as with every year, one winner had to be selected. Out of our talented group of young performers, Ms. Kayla Anthony took the first place honors with a tremendous piano rendition of "Prelude Op. 3 #2", followed by Mr. Sterling Tilley III (second place) pianist-"Clair De Lune" , and Nicholas MaCatty (3rd place) soloist-"You and I".
Kayla Anthony will represent Psi Alpha Alpha in the District Talent Hunt during the 87th annual Third District Meeting on Saturday, April 18th.
The other participants were:
Zaire Ross - Soloist - "Rise Up"
Lawrence Wingfield -Pianist - "Piano Medley"
Elycia Woodham – Soloist - "Safe in his Arms"
Malachi Galloway - Soloist - "Tennessee Whiskey"
Damani Jackson - Dance - "Let Go, Let God"
Danyell Williams - Soloist - "A Change is Gonna Come"
Delia Boney - Dance - "Heaven"