Night of Stars Showcases Talent, Awards Scholarships in Pontiac

Night of Stars Showcases Talent, Awards Scholarships in Pontiac

(Crystal A. Proxmire, June 11, 2017)

Pontiac, MI – The stars came out Friday to the Flagstar Strand Theatre in Pontiac for The Clarence E. Phillips Ascend Foundation annual celebration “Night of the Stars.”

Families were able to enjoy a variety of performances, including Pontiac’s own QTMC, Nanou Djiapo Afrikan Drum and Dance, Tapology, The Borgata, Quest All-Stars Dance and Cheer Team, Praisz Generation, Rae Love of National Theatric Production Company, singer Trinity Morton, Violinist Linton “LJ” Robinson, Alpha Phi Alpha All-Star Step Team, My Dance Studio and God’s Work Through Mine Dance Team.

But the real stars for the evening were the kids – those that got to spend a Friday night experiencing a world of culture in the midst of a loving community, as well as those who were honored with scholarships.

Efrain Oritz, Madison Hathaway, Kourtney Rouser, Sahreyah Herring-Jones, Destiny Lynch, Makenya Harris and Jonge Acevedo all received scholarships to help further their education.

The event sold out, with all the proceeds going to the scholarship fund.

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