TLL 2011 Talent Hunt
A stool and a microphone were all that Kaytlin Medley asked for from the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity during the local chapter's third annual Talent Hunt competition held Feb. 26. Kaytlin, a sophomore at Westlake High School, supplied the instruments: an acoustic guitar and a sweet voice. In return, the
audience offered cheers and applause. The brothers of Tau Lambda Lambda chapter presented her with
something else: first place and a $500 cash award.
TLL Chapter Basileus Otis Harvey, TLL 2011 Talent Hunt Winner Kaytlin Medley and Talent Hunt Committee Chair Brother Daniel Prater
The Talent Hunt is a nationally mandated program of the Omega Psi Phi fraternity, and the event provides an avenue for high school students to show their talent in an encouraging environment. Winners are recognized for their achievement and receive cash.
Jake Prater was chairman of the event for the second year in a row. "I'm glad that the event was a success," he said in the release. "And we're proud today because each student came out and gave 110 percent. In our eyes, they are all winners, and we want to encourage them to continue to hone their talents."
First and second runners-up were Darnell Williams and Robert Harris, respectively. Darnell is a junior at North Point High School and had the audience clapping their hands with his energetic tap dance routine, Prater said. Robert is a senior at Maurice J. McDonough High School and had fingers snapping and toes tapping when he shared a song.
Denise Brown, a resident of Waldorf, brought her two middle-school children to the program. "Although my kids aren't old enough to compete yet, I wanted to bring them to plant the seeds of success in their minds," she said in the release. "This event is good for the youth in Southern Maryland."
Medley will travel to Cherry Hill, N.J., in April to compete in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity's Second District Conference's competition.
Article By: Brother Garrett N. James