The internationally known Howard Gospel Choir will be featured at this year’s 4th Annual Scholarship Concert presented by New Mt. Hermon Missionary Baptist Church on Friday, March 7, 2014. The Mosaic Singers from Mosaic Youth Theatre of Detroit, Eastern Michigan Gospel Choir and Detroit’s own Lillian “Adlib Queen” Lloyd, lead vocalist of Ricky Dillard and New G, will also appear. During this event there will be three scholarship awards given as well.
Over the last four years, the scholarship fund has provided over 30 scholarships and over 50 since 1996. This event is to ultimately encourage college students to keep pushing forward and not let money stop them from achieving their dreams of graduating. Another reason for this great event is to encourage young individuals to pursue college after high school.
Alex R. Hill II, a member of the Howard Gospel Choir and a former intern at CBS62/CW50, understands the importance of a college education and following your dreams. In a blog he wrote for the CW50 website last spring, Hill said: “I encourage youth to find their niche and go for it. The worse thing someone can say is NO. Develop a career plan for yourself and execute every aspect of it. Do not fail to plan because failure to plan is planning to fail.”
The Howard Gospel Choir is the first college gospel choir to form on any collegiate campus. Some of their most noted alumni’s from the college are Grammy Award© winners Richard Smallwood and Coré Cotton (member of Sounds of Blackness), as well as Detroit’s own Elbernita “Twinkie” Clark of the legendary Clark Sisters and BET Sunday Best finalist Clifton Ross III. Howard Gospel Choir President
The concert is scheduled to take place on Friday, March 7, 2014 from 7 p.m. to 9 p.m., at Kadesh Baptist Church, 20361 Plymouth Rd, Detroit, MI 48228.
Nagsheen Nassif is a graduate senior at Wayne State University studying Media Arts and Studies. She is currently interning at CBS62/CW50 Detroit and is excited to see what the future holds! She has been very involved with Wayne State University’s communications department as she worked on various productions as well as hosted a full season of Metro Arts Detroit.