The Delaplaine Visual Arts Center (Frederick, MD) came alive on Saturday, Oct. 22, 2016 as the 2016 Gallery Walk convened for the 6th Annual Scholarship Dinner of the IAD School Association, Inc. (USA). WOW! What a view!
Attendees were amused and encouraged as they walked through the beautifully decorated room looking at displays, perusing historic memorabilia, current publications, visuals, purchasing sale items, or trying to win a beautiful spa basket donated by Suds and Creams. A special and refreshing twist this year was the reflective moments of several former students, reminiscing and sharing about their time at Isaac A. David School (and its forerunner, the Paynesville Private School). In its 48 year history, the Isaac A. David, Sr. Memorial School has produced top-notch members of society, all over this world, who all credit the solid foundation received at their beloved foundational school. It was refreshing to see alumni ranging from the very first 6th grade graduating class (only 11 students) in 1971, to students who attended through the early 19990s. What was even more special was the reunion of some classmates who had not seen one another for 3
During courses of a scrumptious meal, guests were serenaded to inspiring music by Next Generation Volunteers: Lelai and Kumbah Givens, and Special Guest: Ms. Matu Saye: www.matusaye.com. Following inspiring words and updates on current activities of IADSMS from Co-Founder, Mrs. Christine T. Norman, three critical special projects were officially launched by the Association via Live Social Media: (a) Solar + Electric (Liberia) Campaign; (b) Science Lab (Liberia) Campaign; (c) Technology Lab (Liberia) Campaign. To make donations to these campaigns, please visit www.gofundme.com and search for IADSMS.
THANK YOU to our fabulous and energetic planning team. Your dedication and willingness to serve set forth an ambiance that was encouraging, motivating, engaging, and rewarding. Because of your diligence, we have raised to date almost $4000.00 (four thousand dollars) from this scholarship dinner effort (It is far from over). Additionally, special scholarships and student sponsorships have increased which means many more children will receive a quality education. GOD BLESS YOU!
WE CONGRATULATE OUR 2016 HONOREES:
Distinguished Alumna: Hon. Simone Marstiller and Mrs. Yende Anderson, J.D.
Distinguished Alumnus: Mr. Steven Wright, Ed.S
Distinguished Pioneer Educator: Mrs. Emma Cassell (one of the first 3 teachers of Paynesville Private School/IADSMS)
Distinguished Educator: Mrs. Alice Williams (Current Kindergarten Teacher)
Distinguished Staff Member: Mr. Momolu Johnson
Next Generation Award: LeAnn Dunn (daughter of Suan Jones-Dunn); Gabriella Hoff (daughter of former Nancy Hoff-Trapp_
Special Appreciation Award: Ms. Evette Fearon (generous volunteer services: media, promotions, service trips to IADSMS)
MS. EVETTE FEARON
HON. SIMONE MARSTILLER
MRS. EMMA CASSELL
Ms. Gabriella Hoff
Ms. Yende Anderson
Mr. Steven Wright
2016 PLANNING TEAM
James Armah, CC Barnard, Erica Cole, Eursula David-Sherman, Leonard DeShield, Jr., Les DeShield, McKinley DeShield, Suan Dunn, Leontyne Freeman, Lesa DeShield Givens, Bonita Jude-Harrison, Baimba Norman, Carnley Norman, Maavi Norman, Lisa Quintyne-Watkins, Carolynn Quintyne-Julien, Simeon Wright, II
NEXT GENERATION VOLUNTEERS
Media/Photography/Videography: Lelai Givens & Emmanuel Freeman
Music: Joshua Freeman
Hostesses: Aja DeShield, Emmansee Freeman, Tonia Varkins, Kumbah Givens, Asalou Givens, Keema Givens, Sentiah Cole, Annette Dunn
SUDS and CREAMS BASKET WINNER
ONE PHOTO DISPLAY
SPECTACULAR VIEW OF THE ROOM