People and Places

Published 12:00 am Friday, May 4, 2012

The Gamma Mu Chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. held its 2012 Miss Black and Gold scholarship pageant on Wednesday, April 25, on the campus of Livingstone College.
The Miss Black & Gold Scholarship Pageant, affectionately entitled “Dreams Come True: A Prince Finds His Princess,” saw six beautiful and equally talented young women display their intellect, talent, and poise while competing for the title.
Last year’s winner, Annakay Edwards, crowned Sharonda Adams the new Miss Black and Gold while Caprice Wilson was crowned Miss Gamma Mu, Ta’Niqua Newkirk was crowned Miss 1906, and Marie Datcher was crowned Miss Sphinx.
The contestants competed in scholarship, interview, introduction and personality, swimsuit, on-stage knowledge and awareness, talent and evening gown. The winner received a scholarship and the right to represent the Gamma Mu Chapter at the District Miss Black and Gold Pageant in Winston-Salem in November.
Those wishing to assist with scholarships for the District competiton may contact chapter president Julian Watkins at or pageant chairman Stephen Tatum at
Spring piano recitals
The piano students of Tina Brown of Rockwell presented two spring recitals. The recitals featured folk songs, hymns, popular and classical works.
On Saturday, March 24, the following students played for the residents at The Meadows of Rockwell: Baleigh Trexler, Elizabeth Swinson, Rebecca Agner, Dave Guo, Ilya Wang, Ryan Turney, Kevin Agner, Shirley Guo, Marion Hough, Hannah Davis, Jadyn Kirkpatrick and Laura Agner.
On Saturday, April 28, a recital was given at Genesis Healthcare in Salisbury. Students performing were: Dave Guo, Jadyn Kirkpatrick, Nick Hepler, Shirley Guo, Gabi Jolly, Ryan Turney, Ilya Wang and Marian Hough.