Just Among Friends
If you watched Saturday Night Live on Jan. 21, you might have recognized a familiar face beneath a hooded monk's robe among the choir members. The red beard belonged to Elliot Yates, a native of Philadelphia who now resides in San Francisco. He was one of the 16 monks who performed.
The SNL segment featured “Gloria” from Sam Smith's 3rd solo album performed by a 16-piece choir wearing hooded black-sparkled monk robes. Since the song has a heavily religious theme, the robed choir of monks was a perfect backup.
Elliot has enjoyed being a contestant on several well-known gameshows and won many times. It is exciting to see someone we actually know on national television! Congratulations!
The Rotary Club of Philadelphia was honored to recognize three of the Local high school students as the January 2023 Students of the Month during the meeting last Monday.
Philadelphia High School Student of the Month was Zariyah Jackson; Neshoba Central High School, Allie Horn; Choctaw Central High School, Tammye Jones, Student of the Month Coordinator. introduced each student to the audience.
Three new Paul Harris Fellows were also recognized at the meeting. They are Cynthia Graham, Tammye Jones and Reuben Moore. Congratulations!
The Choctaw Lady Warriors soccer team was honored with a luncheon before they entered the into the state playoffs. Choctaw Tribal Chief Cyrus Ben was the host for the luncheon which was held in the Stats Restaurant in the Silver Star Hotel and Casino to show appreciation to the team for their hard work and success.
Following the luncheon the girls were given a celebratory gift from the Tribal administration. A community send-off was held on Saturday as the team left for the playoffs.
HARDY was a guest on the Today Show’s Third Hour on Thursday, Jan. 26. He is always a pleasure to watch and delivers a great performance. This appearance was no exception.
Hardy will be a performer at the Congress of Country Music in March. His grandparents, Bobby and Joyce Hardy, have had their tickets since they went on sale and are eagerly anticipating the concert!
Congratulations to Leak Academy's winner of the Most Beautiful title, Parker Woods! Leake Academy Beauties are Katye Jones, Olivia Rudolph, Anna Elise Breazele, and Harper Richardson. Congratulations to each and every one of these beautiful girls!
Philadelphia Public Schools held Senior Night for the Tornado basketball teams on Tornado Alley at the Tornado vs Nanih Waiya game recently.
The senior girls are #3 Zariah Jackson, #12 Jaiden Burnside, #29 Grace Easley, #21 Nisha McCarty, Team Manager, Tramiah Moore.
The senior boys are #1 Jahendrick Evans, #3 Haven Coburn, #5 Austin Donald, and # 21 Alexander Menchion. Congratulations and best wishes to these seniors!