Omega Psi Phi Fraternity to host local Talent Hunt competition


The local annual Talent Hunt competition for high school students in grades nine through 12 will be held at 7 p.m. Feb. 19 in the Little Theater of Pine Bluff High School.

Sponsored by the Tau Phi Graduate Chapter and Tau Sigma Undergraduate Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., this competition is designed for high school students in the Pine Bluff area.

Participation in the Talent Hunt is open for the following forms of trained art:

• Music Vocal and instrumental, classical, semi-classical, gospel and jazz (printed music for judges to analyze)

• Interpretive Movement to Music ballet, modern dance and tap

• Speech: Poetry, orations, monologues, etc… (Printed script for judges to analyze)

• Art: Visual, sculpture and photography

The contestant must be a high school student in grades nine through 12 who has not advanced beyond a senior at the time of the local Talent Hunt. All presentations including instrumental numbers must be memorized, dignified and in good taste. Also, all presentations must be solo acts. No hip-hop, rock, Pop, R&B or group acts.

In addition to a monetary award and trophy, the winner of the local Talent Hunt will compete in the Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc. 9th District Talent Hunt Competition at Baton Rouge, La., on March 29. Competition on the district level will include students from the states of Arkansas, Oklahoma, Louisiana and Texas.

Applications may be obtained from members of the Tau Phi Graduate Chapter and Tau Sigma Undergraduate Chapter of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., or you by calling 870-692-1064 for further information. Students may also get applications via e-mail by submitting the request to jlabor1@yahoo.com, ATTN: J Horton, Talent Hunt chairman.

The deadline for submitting the application is Feb. 15.