Some talented teens put on an exceptional exhibition at the 2016 Talent Hunt sponsored by Eta Omega Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity, Incorporated. Nearly 100 people attended the event held on Thursday, May 12th at the Charles Drew Charter School in Atlanta’s East Lake community.
Eight gifted students from five different high schools earned high marks from judges and high praise from the audience. Five of the students played musical instruments, one did a dramatic interpretation, one did an interpretive dance, and one was a vocalist. All received rousing rounds of applause, and each was awarded a framed certificate to commemorate the event.
Judges selected Kimberly Walker, a harpist who attends Charles Drew, as the 2016 Alfred D. Wyatt, Sr Award winner for her stellar performance of “Waltz Among the Flowers” from Tchaikovsky’s Nutcracker Suite. Miss Walker, an 11th grader who plans to study meteorology in college, will represent Eta Omega Chapter at the State of Georgia Competition in Macon in October. The runner up, tuba player Joshua Williams of Tri-Cities High School, will substitute for Miss Walker should she be unable to compete. Mr. Williams, a 10th grader, hopes to attend Julliard.
Brother Dr. Alfred D. Wyatt, Sr., the esteemed music educator for whom our Chapter Talent Hunt Award is named, was presented with a plaque celebrating his remarkable record of service. Not only was he National Chairman of the Talent Hunt Committee for 3 years, Brother Wyatt chaired or co-chaired Eta Omega Chapter’s Talent Hunt for more than 60 years.