Wednesday, August 24, 2011

Living a Purposeful Life

Just a week week ago, I participated in the Women's Appreciation Weekened at the New Covenant Baptist Church in Buffalo, NY. I performed " Somewhere Over the Rainbow" during their opening day ceremony and presented a workshop to their " Young Vessels" on living a purposeful life. I used my crown to tie in the importance of the four points which include service, scholarship, style and sucess along with positive attritubes that can lead them into a purposeful life. Each child made a crown and listed their four favorite attributes. We had so much fun creating crowns with positive attributes that each child had at least three crowns to take home with them!

Uno's Pizza Throwdown

I had such a fun oppourtunity to judge a Pizza Throwdown to benefit Wilson Commencement Park in Victor NY! Are you jealous?! I would be!! :) The students at Wilson Commencement Park created fabulous, creative and tasty recipes to compete against UNO's a family restuaunt chain. Boy did the students have great expertise in what would taste great on pizza. Chicken, Shrimp even Broccoli to top their Pizza's and get this there was even a healthy option that consisted of many vegetables! Take a look at the fun pictures of me and the other local judges :)

Monroe County Fair

I had the wonderful oppourtunity to judge the junior division of the Monroe County Fair Talent Show! What a hard job I had to judge such talented and brave youngsters! Good Luck to the Top 10 winners as they compete at the State Fair!

Why Hello There!

Hi there! Im sure you have been wondering what has been going on with our Miss Greater Rochester?!
Well just a week ago I finished up my degree requirements for my Master's Program!This included submitting a Capstone Project 60 pages or more on a issue we find most important to us concerning the school system. My Capstone took a further look on the connection between arts in education and academic sucess.As dancer and teaching artist, I have experienced first hand the positive effects of having the arts contritube to the success of former students.Now that my Capstone is completed I will be student teaching in just a few weeks! Whew! Im so happy I made it through. It was tough let me tell, you but I did what I do best. PERSERVERED!