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Welcome to the Great Jabberwock 8th Annual Scholarship Talent Competition Doors Open 5pm Dinner Served 5pm-6pm Show Begins 6:13pm Contestant Performances Intermission Contestant Performances Winner Announced Presentation of Awards Cake and Punch Reception


R.E.N.E.G.A.D.E. December 6, 2008

College Graduates, Teachers, Social Workers, Nurses, Directors, Ministry Servants, Bankers, Graduate Students, Friends, Daughters, Mothers, Wives, Sorors, Sisters…SANDS “Now my daughter, do not fear. I will do for you whatever you ask, for all my people in the city know that you are a woman of excellence” Ruth 3:11

Congratulations to Theta Eta on another successful Jabberwock. 1- D’Angela Tanks 2- Courtney Brown 3- JonNecia Kane 4- Courtney Lowe 5- Shayanna Golden 6- DeJeanne Woulard 7- Vanessa Johnson

 Fall O’Great





Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Incorporated is a private, non-profit organization whose purpose is to provide assistance and support through established programs in local communities throughout the world. A sisterhood of more than 250,000 predominately Black college educated women, the Sorority currently has over 900 chapters located in the United States, England, Japan (Tokyo and Okinawa), Germany, the Virgin Islands, Bermuda, the Bahamas and the Republic of Korea. The major programs of the sorority are based upon the organization's Five Point Programmatic Thrust: Economic Development Educational Development International Awareness and Involvement Physical and Mental Health Political Awareness and Involvement The Sorority was founded in 1913 by twenty two collegiate women at Howard University. These young women wanted to use their collective strength to promote academic excellence; provide scholarships; support the underserved; educate and stimulate participation in the establishment of positive public policy; and to highlight issues and provide solutions for problems in their

The History of Jabberwock

In an interpretation of the immortal classic "Alice in Wonderland,"Lewis Carroll created the delightful character known as "Jabberwock"who summoned all of the creatures in the kingdom to perform a gala event. Being mindful of this concept, Delta member Marian G. Conover Hope of Iota Chapter (Boston, MA) creatively recalled this mystical character, but in a dramatically different manner, when faced with the challenge of devising plans for a fundraising project. Conceptualized in 1925 as a musical variety show that consisted of skits and dances, the Jabberwock has since evolved into a more diverse program that continues to raise funds for scholarships and other Delta Sigma Theta sponsored public service projects. Today, Jabberwocks are held by chapters all over the country as a signature event. The word Jabberwock, copyrighted by Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc., has evolved in its symbolism over the past years. It now represents an evening of elegance and entertainment that showcases the gifts and talents of the young women participating in the program while advancing the goals and objectives of Delta's scholarship program.


Theta Eta Chapter 2013-2014


Theta Eta Chapter was chartered on April 3, 1971 on campus of Cleveland State University by seven illustrious women who wanted to make a constructive impact on the Greater Cleveland area.

Le’Anna Miller


Mariah Pâté


Shaunte Jackson


Ayana Wilson

The chapter consists of eight schools: Baldwin Wallace University Case Western University Cleveland Institute of Art Cleveland Institute of Music Cleveland State University John Carroll University Notre Dame College Ursuline College Today, Theta Eta Chapter continues to serve the Greater Cleveland Community through the implementation of the Sorority’s Five Point Programmatic Thrust, which manifest in the form of community service activities and programs.


Ashley Grayer


TaKara Hunter

Primary Advisor: Jessica Williams-Norton Secondary Advisor: Latonya Carroll


Danetta Banks


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JonNecia Kane

On behalf of the Theta Eta Chapter it is my pleasure to welcome you to The Great Jabberwock! Tonight is an exceptional evening—we are glad to see so many familiar faces and enough new ones to know that we are truly extending our reach. The chapter and I truly appreciated everyone's support and kind words as we worked diligently to plan the Eighth Annual Jabberwock Scholarship Competition. On the eve of a new year, which marks the end of our beloved Sorority’s Centennial Celebration, our chapter is honored to host the Eighth Annual Jabberwock Scholarship Competition. This event is a reminder of the true spirit of Delta and our commitment to Sisterhood, Scholarship, and Service. With this, I remind you that although the Centennial Celebration will soon come to a close, the first day of a new century is upon us, which means there is still great work to be done. To our loyal supporters we thank you for sharing our vision and dedication to providing access to higher education. Without you this evening would not be possible. It is our sincere hope that you feel a sense of great satisfaction in knowing your generous support will touch the lives of tonight's contestants in a meaningful way. We are forever indebted to you for your generosity and we hope that you will continue to support of chapter in the future. To all of the contestants, I encourage you to speak, dance, rap, and sing like no one is watching. Tonight we are here to celebrate your hard work, dedication, and God-given talent. Each of you are special in your own unique way, keep up the great work. We expect to hear of your great achievements in the future. Tonight you are our shining stars! Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year! Sincerely,

Le’Anna J. Miller Le’Anna J. Miller President


It is with great excitement and enthusiasm that I bring you greetings as Chair of the Eighth Annual Jabberwock Scholarship Competition. First, I would like to say Congratulations and Good Luck to all of our wonderful contestants. You are truly the heart beat of this event. Tonight Is Your Night to Shine! I wish you all the best in your future endeavors and once again thank you for participating in an event that is a trademark of the Theta Eta Chapter. At this time, I would like to pay homage to the beautiful, courageous, and dynamic women of TenS.I.O.N– Spring 2003, for implementing Jabberwock. Ten years ago you all had a vision that has manifested into a highly anticipated event that enables our chapter to make a difference in the lives of our youth. For your foresight we salute you in laying the groundwork to our chapters continued success. To my chapter, I thank you all for entrusting me with this responsibility, it has been a true honor to serve you. Thank you for your uncompromised support. This event would not be possible if not for your countless hours of work. Take this time to pat yourselves on the back, you deserve the applause. Once again, I give my genuine gratitude to all of our supporters and participants. Welcome to The Great Jabberwock! Sincerely,

TaKara Hunter TaKara Hunter 2013, Jabberwock Chair 10

Meet the Host Brooke Lynn has a major affinity towards anything pertaining to entertainment and the arts. From spoken word and instrumentation, to singing and dance, performing has always been a passion that started in high school and continued on well after completing college. Brooke Lynn obtained her Bachelor of Arts degree in Psychology from one of the most elite institutions in the country, Case Western Reserve University in Cleveland, Ohio. While at CWRU, she had the opportunity to join Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., a Public Service Sorority in Spring of 2006. After graduating in 2007 she moved to Los Angeles, California, where she spent time performing with national recording artists and gaining experience in the industry. Since traveling to Los Angeles, Brooke Lynn has founded a promotional group D.I.V.A.S. Inc. (Dynamic, Innovative, Vivacious, Ambitious, and Savvy) to provide Cleveland Artists with a platform to pursue their goals through live music events and showcases. “Sensual Sundays� is an event that started in 2009 and held every Sunday at the Harvard Wine and Grille located at 14201 Harvard Avenue from 9:30-12:30 where she hosts and performs with The LoudPak Band. In addition to serving the Cleveland Music Community, Brooke Lynn is a mother of a 2 year old son and the Assistant Manager in the Sherwin Williams Paint Stores Division. She is currently preparing for the LSAT with the desire to obtain a degree in Law with a focus on Entertainment and the Arts so that she can continue to be an advocate for those pursuing artistry.

Brooke Lynn Theta Eta Chapter Spring 2006 #2

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2013 Contestants

Theta Eta Wishes You Each The Best Luck. Tonight Is Your Night To Shine! Chelsi Knight, 17 School: Bedford Heights High School— Senior Talent: Dance Chelsi has been a cheerleader for six years and has had the opportunity to be a leader of the squad for four years. Her hobbies include: exercising, traveling and writing quotes. Chelsi has a strong interest in dance and acting. As a result, she has been involved in a variety of productions at her high school and Karamu House. In her free time, she enjoys volunteering and is currently an intern at the office of Congresswoman Marcia L. Fudge.

Daniel “Code Red” Laurence Bridges, 17 School: Garfield Heights High School— Senior Talent: Rap Daniel’s interest in rapping started when his brother introduced him to Rap Music. His favorite artist is Kanye West. His stage name “Code Red’ comes from the West’s song entitled Barry Bonds. Though Daniel once spent most of his time playing basketball, he now spends a great majority of his extracurricular time working to pursue his new passion, rap.

David Brown, 17 School: Charles F. Brush High School — Senior Talent: Dance David is a member of the wrestling team and a Minority Achievement Committee Scholar at Charles F. Brush High School. Outside of school, David utilizes his leadership skills as a youth leader of the youth ministry at the WORD Church with includes over 180 youth. His hobbies include: dance, drawing, and hanging out with friends and family.

Syndi Davenport, 16 School: Shaker Heights High School— Junior Talent: Singing Sydni’s hobbies consist of cheerleading, dance, art and reading. Her career interest include: social work, physiology and law. She is a Minority Achievement Committee Scholar at Shaker Heights High School. Sydni is an active member and leader within the dance ministry at Chosen Vessels of the City, where she was appointed to the role of student leader through Open Doors Academy during the summer of 2013. In the past three years she has performed over 500 hours of community service. 12

2013 Contestants

Theta Eta Wishes You Each The Best Luck. Tonight Is Your Night To Shine! Jasmine Duncan, 16 School: Euclid High School— Junior Talent: Dance and Spoken Word Jasmine is the President of the Euclid High Christian Club, C.R.A.V.E. Outside of school Jasmine has been involved in the NAACP Act-So Poetry Competition where she won second place. Her proudest moments include: being honored for outstanding leadership ability by the Mayor of Euclid, Ohio and receiving a certificate from Senator Nina Turner for participating in the Tri-C Regional Summer Academy.

Tiarra Reddick , 15 School: Euclid High School— Sophomore Talent: Singing Tiarra is truly a shining star! As an academic scholar Tiarra takes pride in her studies to ensure that she maintains an above average GPA. As a result, she was recently invited to have lunch with the Mayor of Euclid, Ohio where she was honored for her academic success. Outside of the classroom she loves to sing and is a member of the choir.

Kayla Thompson, 14 School: Maple Heights High School — Freshman Talent : Singing Kayla is a Honor Roll student at Maple Height High School. Very involved in school activities she is a member of the marching band, concert band, choir, student council, and track team. Outside out of school she pursues her love for singing as a member of the Cleveland Orchestra Children’s Chorus. In her free time she participates in her church’s Youth Ministry and Delta GEMS.

Breanna Woods, 14 School: Richmond Heights High School— Freshman Talent: Singing Breanna is an active member of the community. Though she is involved in a variety of extra-curricular activities she strives to maintain high academic standards. As a result, she has consistently achieved Merit Roll. She spends her free time contributing as a member of her church. Her hobbies include: the arts, drama and singing.


Despite the MAGN1TUDE of any situation, we were always destined for greatness. Through the CROSS FIRE, we continued to hold our heads up high; understanding that any setback was always a great comeback for RED3MPTION. We never loss hope due to the FOURTRESS within our faith, we had to win the fight! We laughed, we cried, we fought, we struggled but we were SURFIVEORs. As a result, on the 27th day of April, on the horizon of the Centennial PreDSTined and PRODIGY forewarned the world about the QUIETSTORM that would forever be known as AFTERM.A.T.H. 1. Le’Anna Miller 2. Corletha Russell 3. TaKara Hunter 4. Mariah Pate 5. Ayana Wilson 6. Ashley Grayer

Sands by Chance. Sisters by Choice. Delta Made Us Sorors. Loyalty Makes Us Family



Congratulation to the Theta Eta Chapter on hosting the 8th Annual Jabberwock Scholarship Competition

VI S.E.N.S.E April 22, 2006 1. Desire Sutton—KNOWLEDGE 2. Brooke Lynn Bunch—IN2ITION 3. Shinay Hamm—INSPIRATION 4. Zalika Gomes—INTELLECT 5. Dominique Gambrell—BASIC INSTINCT 6.

Nicole Thomas-Lewis—SIXPICION


R.Y.D.E OR Die Theta Eta M.A.D.E. Spring 05 7 Sands Started and 7 finished. Celebrating 8 years in this glorious Sisterhood. Committed to Scholarship, Sisterhood, and Service. Shanina Knighton, Angela Brown, Amanda Williams, Anita Hazelhurst, Melanie Knight and our Tail Carla Jackson

Congratulations Theta Eta on hosting the 8th Annual Jabberwock Scholarship Competition 17

Congratulations to the Chapter we all hold near our hearts on hosting the 8th Annual Jabberwock Scholarship Competition

Love, PRISM March 17, 2000

Theta Eta 1971-2013 42 Years Strong



Congratulations, to my talented Theta Eta Sorors as you present the 8th Annual Jabberwock Scholarship Competition. May you continue to empower the community with your impactful programming and presence.

Melissa C. Keith 4-Theta Eta– Spr 93 MADE in the Might Midwest PROUD to SERVE the Sensational South Atlantic “PASSING the TORCH and KEEPING the CONNECTION”


Congratulations to the current chapter of Theta Eta on Your 8th Annual Jabberwock! Sorors, You Make us Proud! Keep Up the Good Work! 9MM

4-17-1993 Gayle DeBrossard Keisha Shaw CarShena Maddox Melissa Keith Sherry Way Teresa Evans Ndeda N. Letson Denise Kidd Michelle Thomas

Delta Sigma Theta Sorority Inc., 100 years 1913-2013









Congratulations to the ladies of the Theta Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on a successful Jabberwock! Wishes you much more success within your future endeavors! Sending love all the way from California… From the Nevels Family Congratulations to all of the Jabberwock Participants!

The Office of Greek Life at Baldwin Wallace University Salutes the Theta Eta Chapter on hosting your 8th Annual Jabberwock.

May your futures be filled with great achievements and high excellence. This is proof of your skill and potential. May you prosper always

-Marc West

-Prestys Blakely

Congratulations Theta Eta on your 8th Annual Jabberwock Scholarship Competition Semaji Sanford fall 12 #4 the legendary xi tau chapter kappa alpha psi fraternity, inc.

To the lovely ladies of the Theta Eta Chapter congratulations on you 8th Annual Jabberwock Scholarship Competition!


-Ashli Speed



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Best wishes to Kayla Thompson!

The Baldwin Wallace University Office of Diversity Affairs Congratulates Le’Anna Miller `14 and the ladies of the Theta Eta Chapter of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. on hosting the 8th Annual Jabberwock Scholarship Competition. Thank you for actively supporting and stressing the importance higher education Charles Harkness Director of Campus Diversity Affairs Baldwin Wallace University



Special Thanks 8th Annual Scholarship Talent Competition 2013 Jabberwock Committee & Chair Baldwin Wallace University Office of Diversity Affairs Baldwin Wallace University Printing Services Brooke Lynn Cleveland State University CSU Hospitality Catering & Concessions LO-KEY Entertainment Jabberwock Participants and Families Table Sponsors The Chair Girlz Theta Eta Chapter Sorors Tiwanna Scott-Williams Sorors of Delta Sigma Theta Sorority, Inc. Volunteers and ALL SUPORTERS of THE GREAT JABBEROCK!


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