18-year-old Berkeley Institute student Trae Trott walked away with a $5,000 education award after winning Saturday night’s [May 27] Alpha Beautillion held at the Ruth Seaton James Auditorium.
Talent portion highlights:
Hosted by the Alpha Phi Alpha Fraternity, family, friends and supporters packed the Auditorium to see five accomplished young men competing for a chance to boost their education funds, with each entrant receiving at least $1,000 towards their further education, and the winner receiving $5,000.
Step show display:
All the young men take part in a six month program, with activities this year including weekly volunteer work at Matilda Smith Rest Home, Youth Library and Dellwood Math Attack Program. In addition, all five young men are flown to the Fraternity’s Leadership Development Conference in New York.
Winners are announced:
Alpha Phi Alpha is the first intercollegiate Greek-letter fraternity established for Black University students and was founded in 1906 at Cornell University in New York, with the local chapter being founded in Bermuda in 1950.
Senator Rabain and winner Trae Trott:
The entrants were 16-year-old Aaron Phillips from Warwick Academy, 18-year-old Khaivon Castro from CedarBridge Academy, 16-year-old Torrae Wainwright from Saltus Grammar School, 18-year-old Zachary Nzabalinda from Bermuda Institute with 18-year-old Berkeley Institute student Trae Trott winning the evening’s events. View a photo gallery of the Alpha Beautillion here.