Mya Brazile of St. Mary’s Academy was crowned 2019 Rose Festival Queen Saturday, an amazing accomplishment for the 18-year-old senior and the fulfillment of a childhood dream. Brazile said she’s wanted to be part of the historic Rose Festival Court ambassador program since she was just 9 years old. The best part so far has been the community outreach and getting to know the other 14 Rose Festival princesses, she said. “To give back to the community which has given so much to me, is something I’m excited for and I can’t wait to start,” she told reporters after the coronation, anticipating even more responsibilities in the upcoming year of her reign. Her selection was announced in a ceremony just ahead of the Rose Festival’s Grand Floral Parade at Veterans Memorial Coliseum. She was joined by her parents, Montral and Michelle Brazile, and other family members. An all- league standout varsity basketball player at St. Mary’s, Brazile said she … [Read more...] about Hail Queen Mya!
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Mya Brazile has looked forward to this moment for nearly a decade.The St. Mary’s Academy senior was crowned the 2019 Rose Festival queen Saturday morning in Veterans Memorial Coliseum. The 18-year-old said she’s dreamed of being on the court since she was 9.To her parents, Montral and Michelle Brazile, there was little surprise when she was announced as this year’s queen."She's a go-getter," Montral said. "When she wants something, she goes and gets it, no matter what it is." Mya Brazile played varsity basketball at St. Mary’s and plans to attend Concordia University to continue her athletic pursuits. She will also study social work and computer science.Mya chose the university to remain close to her family and community.The best part of being on the court, she said, was the community outreach and getting to know the other 14 Rose Festival princesses."I made 14 new sisters," she said.The newly crowned Queen Mya said she’s a product of Portland and wants to … [Read more...] about 2019 Rose Festival queen is Mya Brazile of St. Mary’s Academy
In 1971, the Voice hosted what music editor Robert Christgau then dubbed “the first and last annual Pazz & Jop Critics Poll,” receiving 84 ballots (of which only 39 came from what he described as “legitimate critics,” or “human beings with more access to print media than a lonely attack on Led Zeppelin III in a high school newspaper in Minnesota, which was one credential proferred”) and splitting the results across two music sections. Who’s Next won by a wide margin, its 540 points easily topping Sticky Fingers‘s 332 and Every Picture Tells a Story‘s 319. The prominence of legacy artists led Christgau to complain of a “creeping auterism” by which “fave raves of yore… are trotted out like so many Frank Tashlins to receive a great art award for their annual wheeze.” Three years later, however, the poll returned, trimmed down to just 24 voters, with Court and Spark by Joni Mitchell (the last female … [Read more...] about Robert Christgau’s Five Favorite Pazz & Jop Essays
South Callaway High School broke out the leis for homecoming week, holding activities and contests starting Sept. 24 with the theme “Let’s Get Tropical.”The week included a limbo contest Monday, tropical dress-up Tuesday, beach bowling and hula hoops Wednesday, a pink out Thursday and beach volleyball Friday. Homecoming concluded Friday night with a football match-up against Clopton.Ten students made up the homecoming court, with Lexi Winemilller crowned homecoming queen and Peyton Leeper named homecoming king.Other court candidates were Hannah Benningfield, Treysen Gray, Hayley Mealy, Tyklen Salmons, Bailey Parker, Stephanie Powers, Daniel McDonald and Drake Davidson.Lexi Winemiller is the daughter of Crystal Masek and Mike Winemiller. She is involved in National Honor Society, Athletic Association, cheerleading, Bulldog Nation, Spanish Club, golf, FBLA and Student Council. After high school, Lexi plans on going to the national guard to be a combat medic, and then … [Read more...] about South Callaway goes tropical at Homecoming
Judson University will honor alumni for exemplary work in their careers, churches and communities during Homecoming 2018, Sept. 27-29. The individuals will be acknowledged with Distinguished Alumni Awards, the Alumnus of the Year honor and the Family Legacy Award during a special Alumni Luncheon and Program on Saturday, Sept. 29, in Lindner Commons, 1151 N. State St., Elgin. The Alumnus of the Year Award is given to recognize alumni who have made significant contributions to the Church and to society. The 2018 recipient is Heather Palacios.Heather Palacios is a wife, mother and an outspoken advocate for people with mental illness. She also serves on the creative and communication teams at Church by the Glades in Coral Springs, Fla., where her husband, Raul, is the executive pastor. Their church has played a vital role in rebuilding local community following a mass shooting in February that left 17 high school staff and students dead. Palacios graduated from Judson in 1995 with a … [Read more...] about Judson University to honor alumni during Homecoming Weekend