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Virginia Beach’s Got Talent


Gamma Xi Chapter, Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Inc. in Virginia Beach, held its annual Talent Hunt at Zeiders American Dream Theatre on March 5, 2017. The event was co-hosted by Sigma Kappa Kappa Chapter, Chesapeake and Tau Lambda Chapter of Old Dominion University.

Seven area high school students performed, competing for $1,000 in cash awards from the Gamma Xi Uplift Foundation (GXUF) and the opportunity to represent the chapters at the Third District Meeting in Arlington in April.

The first place prize went to vocalist, Trequan Manning, age 17, from Green Run High School. Singer, Joseph Camano, 16, of Ocean Lakes High sang his way to second place, and vocalist, Gabrial Rambert, 17, from Salem High, finished third.

Other contestants were: Chozin Johnson, E’Lexus Alston, David Cooper and Matthew Weeks.

David Whitted is the Talent Hunt committee chairman. Turan Smith is the Basileus—president–of Gamma Xi, Justin Hampton, the Basileus of Sigma Kappa Kappa and Leon Brewington is the Basileus of Tau Lambda.

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