DAYTON, OH – February 24, 2008 – The 2008 Greek All-Stars made last nights performance only describable by one word: Sensational. The taste of African-oriented stepping and urban music, with Jazz and Classical, Hip-Hop and Crunk, mixed with fashion and dancing, left attendees with a full stomach and a sense of much-appreciated satisfaction.
Showcase Executive Director Tim Carthon began the All-Star-studded night with a moment of silence for a Dayton, OH native named Meshawn Brown, a member of Alpha Phi Alpha® Fraternity, Inc., Delta Xi Chapter at Central State University and a 2008 Greek All-Star Selectee. He was tragically killed in a car accident on December 04, 2007. His mother received his Greek All-Star Selectee Certification, along with a letter of condolences from Showcase Executive Director Tim Carthon.
When the curtains finally arose, it was pure audience pandemonium. Performing this year were Alpha Phi Alpha® Fraternity, Inc., Delta Sigma Theta® Sorority, Inc., Phi Beta Sigma® Fraternity, Inc., Tau Beta Sigma® National Honorary Band Sorority, Inc., Zeta Phi Beta® Sorority, Inc., and Sigma Gamma Rho® Sorority, Inc. Participatory Greek organizations, but non-performing ones, were Sigma Gamma Psi Christian Fraternity, Gamma Beta Psi Christian Sorority, and Mu Phi Epsilon® Professional Music Fraternity, Inc.
Later that evening, Mr. Carthon revealed the “Meshawn Brown Scholarship,” a $500-$1,000 college scholarship designed to assist one student in securing an opportunity for higher education. The first ever recipient of the M.B. College Scholarship was a soft-spoken, shy, teenage Sophomore named Schronda Robinson from Dayton, OH.
On stage together for a great and positive cause, this All-Star-studded Greek Step Showcase awarded these “Greeks” for excellence in academics, community service, organization involvment, and positive campus and Showcase impact. However, there is one Special Award that only one individual Greek All-Star can receive; The highest award within the All-Star Greek Step Showcase: The MVG Award, The Most Valuable Greek. This year, there were two new Special Awards introduced: The MVO, The Most Valuable Organization, and the MVP, the Most Valuable Personnel.
This year’s MVP Awards Recipient was Micah Momient, the Showcase Music Director and a member of Mu Phi Epsilon Fraternity, Inc. The 2008 MVO Award was earned by Tau Beta Sigma N.H.B.S., Inc. And the most coveted of the Showcase Awards, the NVG Award, was, for the first time, a tie! The Co-MVGs were Theodore “Teddy” Block, Jr., the 2006 MVG and 2-time Greek All-Star, and Tamiesha Hurns, a 1st-time Greek All-Star.
After the Awards Ceremony and more All-Star rhythmic music to our ears, the Showcase capped off a wondrous night of musical, achievement , cultural, and rhythmic celebration with a guest performance by Alpha Phi Alpha® Fraternity, Inc., Delta Xi Chapter‘s renowned Step Team, led by “Golden ‘V'” Carl “Carlito” Gilbert. Mr. Gilbert was trained in step show choreography by Showcase Executive Director and legendary Step Master Tim Carthon. An encore performance plans to include Kappa Kappa Psi N.H.B.F., Inc.
- Greek Letter Art Design and Production by Tim Carthon
- Greek Showcase Scene Choreography by Tim Carthon
- Greek Showcase All-Stars Wardrobe Design by Tim Carthon
- Greek Showcase Music Sequences by Tim Carthon and Micah Momient
- Greek Showcase Production Design by Stacey-Marie Riley and Tim Carthon
- Greek Showcase Dancers Choreography by Cynthia Harold
About the Greek All-Star™ Awards™
The National Greek All-Star™ Awards™ is the national standard for the highest levels of individual academic excellence, community service involvement, team performance, and career achievement within the Greek Fraternity and Sorority world. Handpicked by the members of the Hall of Greeks™ Awards Academy™ and members of the Greek fraternity and sorority world abroad, this All-Star-studded red-carpet awards event showcases yearly “The All-Stars of Greek Fraternities and Sororities™.” READ MORE…
The Greek All-Star™ Awards™, also known as the National Greek Awards™ and the National Greek Fraternity and Sorority Awards®, is a privately held subsidiary of Carthon Choreography™ headquartered in Ohio.