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51sNt ational Convention Cov era g e National second vice president, Chelsea Hayes (BACK ROW CENTER) along with members of the regional leadership team present the Joliet Area-South Suburban Alumnae Chapter with the first place prize of $2,500 at the Step Show competition. PHOTO BY VALERIE PHILIPS JOURNAL Spring 2014 s35 response to their disappointing loss three years ago. “We actually competed in the 2010 National Convention in New Orleans, and we didn’t place,”said Soror Avery. “That was our moti-vation to come back and win this show.”Avery said it was special for the chapter to win the “Centennial Step Show.” “It feels amazing. Words cannot explain. We worked hard for this,” said Avery. “We knew when we came back this time, we were going to win.” Charlotte Alumnae Chapter took second place in the step show. The Charlotte Alumnae step team dressed as sorors from the “Centennial Trea-sure Retirement Center,” complete with gray wigs and aching bones. Third place went to Tampa Alumnae Chapter, who dressed as servers with bow ties and tuxedo tails at the “Cen-tennial Café.” Joliet Area-South Suburban Alum-nae Chapter took home a check for $2,500, which will go toward scholar-ships. Charlotte Alumnae received $1,500, and Tampa Alumnae received a $1,000 award. A special check for $500 went to Soror Hortense McClinton of Durham Alumnae Chapter. During a game to find the soror in the crowd with the most years in Delta, Nephew Tommy wrote the personal check to Soror McClinton, who pledged Alpha Chap-ter in 1937. She turned 95 years old August 2013. “You’re so beautiful,” McClin-ton told the step show crowd. “I’ve learned so much since I’ve been here.” s


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