Tuesday, April 19, 2016

Super Stardom at Jeffreys

It was HOLLYWOOD at Jeffreys 
Super Stars with My Cloud Limo

Super Stars at Goodwin Mansion

To say who was the first Super Star to arrive Saturday, April 9 is certainty to cause a debate and end up on the next issue of PEOPLE, Elle or Cosmopolitan. Rather, lets just say that when the limo arrived, so did our Super Stars.

Rosa Parks definitely did not wish to sit at the back of the limo! So, she rode in style and sat anywhere she pleased. Stephen Curry, Martin Luther King, President Barack Obama, Whitney Houston, Taylor Swift, and many other Stars were ready to ride to their destination.

The stars arrived at the Goodwin Mansion to take pictures and made it seem as if they were definitely arriving or leaving from a Star Studded VIP only Party in Beverly Hills 90210

Later on, the limo arrived to Jeffreys with a waiting paparazzi. The stars were guarded by our Jeffreys Bodyguard Eugene Releford (Ricky) and the UAFS Lions as they ducked into the VIP Entrance.

There, they were shuffled to the VIP Room with food, cuisines from many supporting sponsors such as Papa Johns, La Huerta, Gyros Restaurant, and Jimmy Johns. Snacks, drinks, candies, cookies and gift bag items were proudly sponsored by the Fort Smith Round Table.

The Stars fed themselves and the show started a little bit later due to technical difficulties, but we could say that Taylor, Whitney, Miley and Janet didn't mind at all about being Fashionably late.

Mr. Larry Bishop of 9th Street Church of Christ gave prayer and Mr. Jerry Glidewell provided a welcome and then it was time for our Super Stars to walk the red carpet.

Miley Cyrus (Memory Mosely,7) came up and said a remarkable supporting bio of Hannah Montana and gave audience information about the singer and also informed them that her mom is her number 1 fan and is a big supporter.
Memory Mosely (7)  as Miley Cyrus

Miley Cyrus

Next up was Taylor Swift (Miranda Luster, 9) who gracefully walked the carpet and said her name was Taylor Swift and that she is a Country to Pop Singer and is known for her popular song "Shake it Off". And she strutted the runway waving at the audience and almost blew kisses!
Miranda Luster (9) as Taylor Swift

Taylor Swift

Stephen Curry (Shane Morris, 11) came to the carpet and stated a few words and had to leave suddenly to receive an award at another event. Maybe the MVP award!
Shane Morris as Stephen Curry

Stephen Curry

Next up, the audience and everyone rose from their seats as they were greeted by the President of the United States,-President Barack Obama (Romeo Ross), However, the audience wasn't expecting Obama to come from a game of Golfing from the Fort Smith Golf course as he dropped in to say a few words. Nevertheless, as fast as he came in with golf shirts, shorts, cap and shoes, he then left to go back to finish his Hole in One. (I am still trying to let the president know that I haven't received a loan forgiveness of all my loans. I guess I need to write him again).

Romeo Ross (11) as President Barack Obama

President Barack Obama
Later, we had phenomenal woman to stop by to deliver a poem called "Still I Rise." Yes, Maya Angelou (Latavia Rollinson, 17) did a Phenomenal job. I hope everyone have a chance to read her book, "I know why the Caged Bird sings." Great book, great author, great poet, great woman and great student!
Latavia Rollinson as Maya Angelou, Still I Rise
Maya Angelou
Then, we had Whitney Houston (Ze'Riah Covin,7) to stop by and let us know that the Greatest Love of all is to believe in yourself. Later, the audience were thinking she would break out her song, I will Always Love You.

Ze'Riah Covin as Whitney Houston
Whitney Houston

Next up in the boxing ring, the professional Bomber Joe Louis (Leron Jackson, 7). Joe Louis meant business as he started jabbing and throwing uppercuts and hooks at the audience. Watch out their son, you and Muhammad Ali will probably start another version of Rumble in the Jungle!

Joe Louis, The Brown Bomber
Another person in sports was Keionna Jarrett, 8, who became Dominique Dawes. She entertained the audience with her flips and splits. This gymnast meant business! No wonder she won all that gold at the 1996 Olympics. Because of her, Gabby Douglas and many others can!

Keionna Jarrett as Dominque Dawes

Dominque Dawes

We switched up to music and Essence Johnson (9) as Miss Mulatto, came in to let us know that she was the next MC Lyte from Atlanta and that is why she won the Rap Game. I will be checking out this new star on the rise more closely. I would have never heard of her if this kid hadn't picked her as a Super Star. We learned a lot from these kids during this showcase.

Essence Johnson as Miss Mulatto

Miss Mulatto

Then, from the 17th century, in walked George Washington (Vincent Wells, 8) the first president of the United States. Dressed with his wig and all. First in war, first in peace, first in the hearts of his countrymen. 
Vincent Wells as George Washington

George Washington

Yes, these Stars were Awesome! We had a Guest Speaker Mr. Mahan of the Fort Smith Police Department to come and talk to us about safety, and about doing good in the community and in school. 

Mr. Mahan Fort Smith Police Department

Then F. L. Jones (Leora Jackson) came to the mic to explain to kids about why knowing your history is important and to embrace it. She said a poem called "Shake the Hands" in which she emphasized that if she could have a chance or be in a time machine, she would like to go back and shake the hands of Martin Luther King, Rosa Parks, Harriet Tubman, Frederick Douglas, and many more. 
Leora Jackson as F. L. Jones

 Then it was time for the other set of Stars to arrive after the last star President Washington left. We heard some more flipping and another gymnast Gabby Douglass, (Serenity Waugh, 8) was getting ready for her floor routine.

Serenity Waugh as Gabby Douglas
Gabby Douglas

Next up, the audience was in awe as this kid picked a Super Star that he admired only because of the Content of his Character and not the color of his skin. And that is exactly what Martin Luther King, Jr.(Mateo Romani,7) emphasized and he is admired by many people of many races and this kid definitely wanted to be this Super Star. 
Mateo Romani as Martin Luther King, Jr.

Martin Luther King, Jr.
If there is a Martin, there must be a Rosa Parks (Patience Mims, 11), and as mentioned earlier, she didnt ride in the back of the Limo, she rode anywhere she pleased. She was definitely the Mother of the Civil Rights movement. 
Patience Mims as Rosa Parks

In the world of sports, we turn to a professional soccer player Lionel "Leo" Messi (Dimitri Thompson, 10). This guy may have had a health issue growing up, but when he is on the field, he just forgets it all and have fun doing the sport he loves. And this kid picked a soccer person I never heard of because Leo Messi is his Super Star!
Dimitri Thompson as Lionel "Leo" Messi

Lionel "Leo" Messi
Well, we turned it back to music entertainment and Janet Jackson (Dejanae Walker,7) was in Control. We were all ready to have a Good Time when she walked the runway dressed in black to take on Rhythm Nation.

Dejane Walker as Janet Jackson
Janet Jackson

As we change the scene back to sports, we are brought to the US Open Champion, Serena Williams (Karie Carter, 8). Serena came swinging her tennis racket and took time to say a few words before she started her training for Wimbledon. I wonder where her sister Venus was! Those William Sisters dominate this tennis game!
Kari Carter as Serena Williams

Serena Williams
While helping his team go a record 73-9, and starting the playoffs with Houston Rockets, Stephen Curry (C. J. Beavers, 8), decided to drop in again to say a few words. He said, be the best version of everything you do, you dont have to live anybody else's story. And on he went to slam dunk and shoot 3's against the Houton Rockets. He is living his own story.

C. J. Beavers as Stephen Curry

 Another Super Star athlete that is living or have lived his story is Michael Oher (Quondarrius Jarrett, 9). If you havent seen the movie, The Blind Side," please go rent it immeidately. There is definitely a story to tell about this unbelievable athelete who life was changed by the Thouy family who adopted him when he was a homeless teen in Memphis. Now this Caroline Panther Star and his teammate Cam Newton were this years Super Bowl teams. From a road of Homelessness to Super Bowl! 
Quondarris Jarrett as Michael Oher

Michael Oher
After their performance, the Super Stars danced the Uptown Funk with volunteer Karla Palafox, student at Northside.

Then they gathered together to sing, "WE SHALL OVERCOME," on the red carpet.

 Then, last but not least, the Super Stars were given Academy Awards, MVP Awards, Oscars, Grammy Awards or just basic Certificate of Appreciation for their participation in the event.

They were given Roses, sponsored by Wal-Mart, as a token of appreciation and humbly gave the roses to their parents for being the Super Star in their child's life.

We really do thank the parents, volunteers and sponsors for making this event a good one!

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See you next year at the 2017 Super Star Showcase!!!

Super Star Volunteers:
Thanks to these people who were working behind the scenes to make this a success. They are definitely Super Stars!
Janine Jamison, Hazel Douglas, Chanelle Moore, Brandy Callier, Missy Womack, Cosaundra Chapple, Susan Anderson, Fatima, Karla Palafox, Janaia Wright, Leah James, Leslie Lelaind, Liz Jones, Serena Her, Terrell, and many others.

Super Star Sponsors
Thanks to these Sponsors who were involved in some way to make this Super Star Program a Dynamic Success. THANK YOU SO MUCH for your support and for allowing our youth to DREAM BIG! These Sponsors are definitely Super Stars!
Fort Smith Round Table
My Cloud Limo
Alfords Carpet One
UAFS-Phi Beta Lambda
Bigg Hoggs Restaurant
La Huerta Restaurant
Gyros Restaurant
Jimmy Johns
Second Time Around Consignment
Umoja Soul Fort Smith Team
 Northside High School JAG
Goodwin Mansions
Fort Smith Boys & Girls Club
Papa Johns Pizza
UAFS Lions
9th Street Church of Christ
Fort Smith Police Department
Windsor Library
Kimmons Jr High