At age 14, she became a backup singer in the Michael Zager Band's single "Life's a Party". By the age of 15, Whitney had sang background vocals for Chaka Khan and Lou Rawls. By the early 80’s, Whitney became a fashion model, the first women of color to grace the cover of a magazine. Whitney signed her first recording contract in 1983 with Arista Records, right after she had graduated Mount St. Dominic’s Academy. Whitney’s first album, released in 1985, was named “Whitney Houston”, selling over 13 million copies.
Olympians master ten skill levels which take many years to complete. At the age of six, the Sunburst Gymnastics Center invited me to join their level four competitive team. My first year, Coach Denise quickly advanced me through levels four and five. Each level involves learning new intricate skills with practice five times a week. She said, “Catherine, you are a fearless bundle of energy.”
FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE Viola Davis is Rutgers University’s 2017 Commencement Speaker New Brunswick, NJ. , March 23, 2017 — The Rutgers Board of Governors selected actress and producer, Viola Davis, to be Rutgers University’s 2017 Commencement Speaker. This year’s commencement ceremony will take place at the High Points Solutions Stadium on Sunday, May 14, 2017, at 10 a.m. Visit commencement.rutgers.edu for more information about the ceremony.
Maria was a senior in high school. Her plans after high school was to go to lone star college to do 2 years of basics, then transfer to Sam Houston University. Maria was excited to graduate high school because she was going to be to be the first child of her family to get a high school diploma but also be the first one of her family to go to college. Maria had big dreams.
Margie discovered in her early years a love for fashion, makeup, reading, writing, and drawing. She would go on to graduate from Poly Technic High School in Fort Worth, Texas. The multi-talented young woman had her first child, kYmberly Mieshia Dionne Keeton in her early twenties and continued on with her education by taking classes at a local community college. Later on in life Margie was married to Dudley Glen Bell, Sr., in which they bore three beautiful children, JBell (Deceased),
I was asked by my choir teacher to join the school’s music enrichment, Advanced Singers. This was the year that music was helping me break out of my shell of being that shy person. As the school years went on I was involved in my high school’s musicals and have the pleasure of being a part of my high school’s honors choir. Being in the choir and participating in all of the music enrichments that my
They say that high school is not necessarily the best four years of your life, and I agree. However, I believe that it is a place for unique growth and development–both of which are factors in finding the best in ourselves. With all of this said, I can say that entering Miriam College High School has definitely and ultimately transformed me to become the intellectually and spiritually focused woman I am today. In my own journey, there are three stages in high school: the first few days, the bulk of the school year and the last few days.
Queen Latifah born Dana Elaine Owens on March 18, 1970. She was born and raised in Newark, New Jersey. Queen Latifah’s parents Rita Owens and Lancelot Owens, Sr. are a part of her life, and still are today. Queen Latifah attended Manhattan Community College. While being an outstanding student at 8 years old, Queen Latifah had become a part of the award-winning choir in the district.
“Don’t be nervous.” This was the last thing my mom said to me before I entered my first audition for a ballet summer intensive. I was eleven. I did ok and I ended up getting in but like always there were things to improve on.
Rumor had it that completing the tenth grade without a drop in my GPA guaranteed me a spot in the 2015 graduating class of BrewTech. Aware of what I was up against, I went into
Molly Pitcher is a person who never left family and had no fear. When you have those wonderful qualities someone is bound to notice. That’s what happened to Molly Pitcher Hayes, she started out as a servant, and ended her life being a hero of the Revolutionary War. Did you know that Molly Pitcher Hayes is not actually her real name?
Katie Darling was born a slave in Texas. When she was a child she was a nurse for the six children of the house and when she grew a little bigger she was also tasked with milking the cows. She slept on a pallet on the floor in the house and she would have to in the cow pen milking the cows by five every morning. She ate peas and greens but she was not allowed to eat any of the meat.
Isabelle Wolfe Baruch Isabelle Wolfe, born 4 Mar 1850 in Winnsboro, Fairfield, South Carolina, the daughter of Sailing Wolfe, a young merchant and planter of Winnsboro, and Sara Cohen, daughter of Rabbi Hartwig Cohen of Charleston. Isabelle, known as “Belle” married Simon Baruch who had immigrated from Schwersenz, near Poland, in East Prussia, to Camden, South Carolina in 1855 to avoid Prussian conscription. At the time he immigrated to America, Simon was fifteen years old and the only person he knew in America when he arrived was a man by the name of Mannes Baum. Mr. Baum was the owner of a general store in Camden, SC and was married to an aunt of Baruch’s mother.