PBHS senior wins local Omega Psi Phi talent competition


Daniel Bearden Jr., a senior at Pine Bluff High School, was named the winner of the local 2013 Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc.. Talent Hunt Competition held recently in the Pine Bluff High School Little Theater.

Daniel’s talent featured a creative praise dance entitled “Lean On Me”. He will represent the local Tau Phi Graduate and Tau Sigma Undergraduate chapters of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., at the 9th District Talent Hunt Competition at Baton Rouge, La., on Friday. This competition will feature student winners representing local chapters from Arkansas, Louisiana, Oklahoma and Texas.

Victoria Grady, an 11th-grader at PBHS, earned second place with her visual art selections entitled, “Older Sister In The 90’s”, “African Jazz Man” and “The Model”.

Keounna McDaniel, a 10th-grader, garnered third place with a praise dance entitled, “Prayer Still Works”.

The Talent Hunt program of Omega Psi Phi Fraternity Inc., is one of several international mandated programs designed to identify and support the youth of the nation and the world. The need for such a program was born out of the unequal opportunity afforded to some American youth to develop and give full expression to their talents. The Talent Hunt Program has touched thousands of students, many of whom have gone on to make outstanding contributions to their communities and the world. Many have earned scholarships, awards, and recognition through exposure from this program.