PWCAC-DST Hosts MLK Drum Major Award Ceremony

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Provided by Prince William County Alumnae Chapter, Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc.

The Prince William County Alumnae Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. (PWCAC-DST), in affiliation with the Prince William County Arts Council, will host the MLK Drum Major Award Ceremony. The free award ceremony will be held on Sunday, Jan. 29, 2023, at 7:00 p.m. at Gainesville High School, 13150 University Blvd., Gainesville. The chapter will recognize the winners of the “Best Before the Audience” award, Sakshi Gowda and Shavonne Davis, and recognize other winners and participants of the Martin Luther King, Jr. Youth Oratorical Competition and Program, which premiered on YouTube on the MLK holiday.

The 4th to 12th grade student winners of the visual arts competition will also be recognized. The winning art pieces will be on display during the program. The Open Space Arts Gallery will also display the winning art during the month of February for Black History Month. The gallery is located at Stonebridge at Potomac Town Center, 15000 Potomac Town Place, Woodbridge.

To complete the evening of awards and further showcase the talents of Prince William area students, the program will open with a MLK tribute performance by the Manassas Park City School “Chop Squad” drumline. The spectacular steps of B.E.A.M. Steppers from Fannie W. Fitzgerald Elementary School, and the smooth moves of Porter Step~N~Dance Team from Porter Traditional School will provide thematic reflection during the program with their choregraphed step routines.

Doors open at 6:30 p.m. and attendees should enter the building using door #33, which is at the school monument sign entrance. The parking lot is on the right.

For more information on the oratorical program, fundraising efforts, donation opportunities, and PWCAC-DST, visit


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