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And the winners are ...

Lone Star College-CyFair recently held three annual events -  Poetry Slam, Student Talent Show and Who's Your Hero? Speech Contest.

Four Win at Poetry Slam held as part of National Poetry Month
An evening of original poetry in a coffee house setting drew more than 125 in attendance and 20 college, university and community performers vying for top prizes at LSC-CyFair’s Spring Poetry Slam.

This year’s first-place winner was Prairie View A&M student  Thasia “Trademark” Madison. Taking second was community member Katrena “Blessed Empress” Reese. Tying for third place were Prairie View A&M student Malcolm “Redd” Bevel and LSC-CyFair adjunct English instructor Kausam Salam.

For information on this event, contact Gail Marxhausen at 281-290-1017.

Students Sing and Dance Way to Top Prizes
Two vocalists and two dancers won the top prizes at LSC-CyFair's Fifth Annual Student Talent Show “Vegas Showcase."

The 2009 talent show First-place winner went to last year’s third-place winner, vocalist Mark Samson singing “Feeling Good.” Second-place honors went to DiVal, a high energy performance featuring Issac Diaz and Carmina Valdes dancing to “Latin Mix.” Taking third-place honors performing “Love” was vocalist Adrien Adams.

The evening also featured Johnny Walker, a nationally-acclaimed comedian, as emcee. For information on this event, contact Holly Williams at 281-290-3270.

Three Students Win the “Who’s Your Hero?” Speech Contest
The LSC-CyFair Speech Department’s second annual “Who’s Your Hero?” speech contest drew 21 student contestants presenting to more than 200 students and community members in attendance on various themes from war heroes to their parents.

Brandon McMurry won first place and was awarded a $150 gift card. His speech was a celebration of aviation and the Wright Brothers. Herlande Charles won second place and was awarded a $100 gift card for her tribute to Jesus. And, Mary Toney won third place and was awarded a $75 gift card for her tribute to her friend Shelby, who lives with Downs Syndrome.

For information this event, contact Heather Baker at 281-290-3914.