Friday, May 14, 2010

Voice Newspaper:May 12, 2010 edition:Night of 100 Stars! Adult Lieracy at the Austin Public Library


Dancing Dads & Daughters was the lesson for the day at the Louis Armstrong Elementary School Father-Daughter Ball.

Ivory Murphy takes a break from dancing to pose for a picture with her father.

Ebonie Thomas is escorted to the ballroom by her date.
Diamond Toler with her father at the ball.
Magnolia Frazier & her father clowning on the dance floor.

Nerlissa Trujillo dances with her dad.
Shania Young is escorted to the ball by her grandfather.
 This lucky guy has two beautiful dates – Kenyatta & Kenisha Harmon.
 Meyla Mitchell with her date.

Michaela Maura with her uncle.

 Deja Burrell & her father.
 Latarvia Stewart & her father glide across the floor. 
Everyone takes the floor for the Electric Slide.
Destiny Fultz dances with her father.
Diavian Rich is escorted to the dance floor by her uncle.
Lexus Herman enjoys the ball with her brother and a bear.
Shaterra Blan was taken to the dance by her big brother.
Dymond & Monique Johnson with their father.
Diavian Rich & Michaela Maura show off their ball gowns.
Yanice Coleman with her father.


Austin Bank of Chicago is currently accepting applications from high school seniors living in the Austin community and planning to attend college or an accredited vocational training program in the fall. Sam Scott, Chairman & CEO, announced, “ABC Bank will be awarding six $1,200 college scholarships to local high school students that are college or technical school bound. This is a continuation of a 20-year scholarship program sponsored by ABC Bank.” More than $100,000 in scholarship awards have been distributed since the program’s inception.
    High school students in their senior year are eligible to submit applications if they reside west of Pulaski Road, east of Austin Boulevard, north of the Eisenhower Expressway, and south of North Avenue. Applicants must be graduating in May/June of 2010 and be accepted to a 2- or 4-year accredited university, college, or technical program.
    One of the requirements upon which applicants will be judged is writing an essay entitled: “Why I should be awarded an ABC Bank Scholarship.” Local religious, political, and business leaders will judge the applications.
    ABC Bank is again partnering with Loretto Hospital, with sponsorship by Renaissance Hospital Management, Inc. Loretto is offering $1,000 scholarships to four students. This is the fifth year that Loretto Hospital/RHM and ABC Bank have teamed in presenting scholarships. Together, they are making ten awards of a combined amount of $11,200.
    Students interested in applying for scholarships should contact Angela Preston at ABC Bank, 5645 West Lake Street, at 773/854-2900, ext. 125. For information regarding the Loretto Hospital/RHM Scholarship Program (open to students of high schools in Austin), contact Camille Lilly, Vice President of External Affairs, at 773/854-5063.
    Deadline for submitting applications for scholarships is Friday, May 28, 2010. Recipients will be notified by ABC Bank in early June. Scholarship winners will be honored at a public reception at ABC Bank’s main facility on June 16.


Juniors at Austin Polytechnical High School, 231 North Pine Avenue, are conducting a Peace Walk through the Austin community on Wednesday, May 19, 9:00 AM-12 noon. The students will walk from the school to LaFollette Park and back to the school. The purpose is to demonstrate their desire for peace and an end to violence. The public is invited to join them in the Peace Walk.
Following the Peace Walk, the students will hold a Bar-B-Q in the Junior Hallway, followed by a softball game between the students and staff on the school athletic field. For information, call 773/534-6046.