HMPA Don’t Bully ME!-The Crusade hosted it’s first Talent Showcase at Texas Wesleyan University on August 2nd. The crowd showed up ready and very responsive to the contestants. The panel of judges which consisted of local business owners and community activists where in place and ready to provide positive feedback! HMPA wants to personally thank all the in-kind sponsors and surrounding communities throughout Dallas and Fort Worth for their support!
Winners are as follows:
Loretta & Ray from Loretta House of Dance
All our contestants are winners as the competition was very close! Thanks for all that came out to support our artistic approach to fight against bullying! We appreciate your support!
Madison Cofer- An 18 year old singer song-writer from Fort Worth, TX. Described as pleasant and powerful, prolific and pure, Madison’s vocal and writing ability is easily recognized and hardly forgotten. Madison will be performing at the Don’t Bully ME!-Talent Showcase as a guest performer, performing original music.
Madison’s Opinion: many don’t realize how badly verbal abuse and cyber bullying is, bullying is not cool.
Come see him perform live his new single “B-I-B-L-E” opening for the Gospel Segment of the show!
Hey I am Tomecko Apollo Johnson. Creative movement is what I do,perform,teach and the feeling is what I enjoy. I was originally born in Memphis,Tennessee ,but you can say I was Texas raised. I enjoy dance because of the people it brings together. The feeling we connect to while enjoying music,the emotions you get through acting,the power of movement is strong. It’s the reason I love to teach visual poetry to share my life with someone, because the dance was created through the stories I lived. I think I’m like every other dancer, I started after seeing Michael Jackson and from there the train began. My mother would tell me I’d have to create my own style if i wanted to become a dancer. I ended up graduating at 17 and asking myself what do I love? What do I want to be? There the journey began. It has led me to many beautiful people and things that’s fruitful to who I am inside. I journeyed to Florida for the first time, then to California for the show “So you think you can dance”, then to San Antonio, Texas. The spirit of music and divine creation has taken me many places. For this, I am thankful to give you, my style of Hip Hop…created from the kid unheard in big places.
Bullied for not following changes, yet faced our worlds adversity in exchange for admiration.
Daveon Ishman of Corta Photography & Graphix Designs captured one of the Talent Showcase contestants in an awesome and courageous photo shoot this past Saturday. Chayil Lightfoot is a 9th grader with a big future! She came to HMPA Inc. 2013 as an actress in the stage play, “What She Won’t Do…I Will!”, after the play she decided to come back to audition and landed a role in “Don’t Bully ME!” Stage play March 2014. Chayil got her first break in acting but wow’d the judges with her beautiful, sultry voice.
After posing for the photo shoot for the Talent Showcase…she walks away as the spokes photo for the “CRUSADE”. Congratulations Chayil and thanks for taking a stand against bullying! Thanks Corta Photography for this awesome SHOT of her!
Come hear Chayil perform August 2, 2014 at Texas Wesleyan Nicholas Martin Hall ! Tickets are on sale now… $5 pre-sale or $10 at the door!
Don’t Bully ME!-The Crusade 2014 Talent showcase is proud to announce the event will be hosted at Texas Wesleyan Universities Martin Hall! The beautiful theater seats approximately 600 people with its luxurious balcony seating! This showcase is growing by leaps and bounds all for a great cause for the greater good of the community! HMPA Inc. and all its staff wants to thank TWU for their commitment to give back to the community and their support in this crusade against bullying!
Special shout out to Adrian K. Bumgarner, Music Coordinator at TWU. She is very professional an a huge asset to the community!
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He contacted CEO Jeanette Greenwood asking what could he do to help this anti-bullying crusade! HMPA Inc is excited about his willingness to support a great cause! Don’t stop reading…its more..
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HMPA Inc. welcomes our youth volunteer D’anna Smith! She is working this summer as a Junior Admin Assistant and doing an awesome job! She is handling all incoming calls, faxing, copying, filing, outgoing calls and more! D’anna got her first Kuddos from Boys and Girls Club staff on how pleasant she is.
Thank you for the timely follow-up and the invitation to participate. Deanna Smith was very pleasant to talk to.
Thank you D’anna! This anti-bullying SHOWCASE appreciate your support!!!