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Step show to shake up competition

Written by: Isaiah Smart

The P.E. Complex might shake a little this Saturday, as Greeks compete for a spot in the “Hall of Phame.”

The Mu Omicron chapter of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. will bring one of VSU’s biggest homecoming events back to the P.E. Complex for the 23rd annual homecoming step show.

The event takes place every year and features fraternities and sororities from VSU as well as other schools to compete for the trophy.

“The ‘Hall of Phame’ title was meant to represent the glory of winning a major competition,” DeAldrick Long, vice president of Alpha Phi Alpha, said. “Our step shows have been legendary in the past, and we needed a name that got that point across.”

Every participating team gets one performance that will be judged by a panel of nine step experts in the following categories: overall theme, sharpness and crowd reaction. There will be one winner for the fraternities and one for the sororities.

General admission is $10 presale and $15 at the door. All Greeks are $10, presale and at the door, with proof of membership. Members of Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, Inc. and Alpha Kappa Alpha Sorority, Inc. are charged $5.

Tickets were also available to the first 60 students to participate in the annual blood drive hosted by the Alphas.

Along with the general competition, the men of Alpha Phi Alpha will have a presentation in honor of VSU’s 50 Years of Integration celebration. The presentation will not only honor Drewnell Thomas and Robert Pierce Jr., who integrated the institution in 1963, but 23 other pioneers that have impacted VSU as well.

There will also be a $1,500 presentation to the VSU Foundation. Long noted the fraternity felt the foundation was a great cause as its best interest is to give back to the campus and student body.

“We heavily believe in scholarship and the VSU Foundation is meant to make our school and our learning experiences better,” Long said.

Breaking from recent tradition, the “Hall of Phame” step show will be hosted by radio DJ, Big Nick. In recent years, comedian Steve Brown has been the host.

Attendees are expected to enjoy an exciting show featuring family-friendly entertainment.

The show will begin at 7:06 p.m. For tickets or more information contact DeAldrick Long at dmlong@valdosta.edu or see any member of Alpha Phi Alpha. Also, follow the Alphas on Twitter @MuOmicron1906 for more updates.


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