An Evening with the North Stars

14 years ago

LIMESTONE — Staff and students of the Loring Job Corps Center hosted an Evening with the North Stars on November 19, serving up an evening of dinner and entertainment for members of the community who’ve helped make it another successful year for all who work and learn at the center.

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Little Miss Limestone 2010 Kennedy Bencivenga was almost too hip for her hip-hop routine to “Boom, Boom, Pow” during the Evening with the North Stars on Nov. 14.

After an exquisite dinner, prepared by culinary students under the watchful eyes  of  instructor Wayne Cousins, audience members were entertained by six talented performers:

Loring Job Corps student Dashawn Russell sang “Put your Records On,” Little Miss Limestone 2010 Kennedy Bencivenga danced to “Boom, Boom, Pow,” Nathaniel Knowles played his guitar and sang “Wonderwall,” Junior Miss Caribou 2010 sang “The Call,” DFAS Diva Annie Charles sang “My Redeemer Lives,” and the 2010 Maine Potato Queen Brittni Rae Mosher flipped, tumbled and leaped a gymnastics routine to “It’s My Life.”

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Job Corps student Nathaniel Knowles shared his talent with the audience of the annual Evening with the North Stars in a rather unique way; Knowles has played guitar for about four years and, since he prefers a strictly acoustic sound, chose not to use a microphone as he sang, self accompanied, the song “Wonderwall” by Oasis. Knowles channeled his inner wandering minstrel during his performance and walked around the audience as he sang and played guitar.








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Receiving the Community Citizenship Award on behalf of the Maine Military Authority was Mark Bouchard, center, and quality assurance officer for MMA. The award is presented annually to either a citizen or a business that has volunteered time, energy and resources toward the betterment of the Loring Job Corps’ center and staff. Presenting the award were, from left, Connie Sandstrom of the Center Relations Council, Pat Zenzius of the Center Industry Council and Pam Buck, LJC community liaison.








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Loring Job Corps student Dashawn Russell plans to attend college to study music and it was quite apparent why as he melodically sang his way though “Put Your Records On” by Corinne Bailey Rae.










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Junior Miss Caribou 2010 Victoria Keaton sang “The Call” during the annual Evening with the North Stars on Nov. 19.












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The audience members of Evening with the North Stars were head over heels for the 2010 Maine Potato Queen Brittni Mosher’s gymnastic performance while, for most of the performance, Mosher was just head over heels.









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Famed DFAS Diva Annie Charles proved just why she’d been chosen as the 2007 Aroostook Idol as she sang “My Redeemer Lives,” a performance that had a couple members of the audience on their feet with applause.










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The Loring Defenders keep the colors at the annual Evening with the North Stars on Nov. 14. Participating defenders were, from left, front row: Pvt. Nehemiah Ragin, Cpl. Keith Martin, Maj. Diana Secula, Pft. Stacy Sargent, Pvt. Hollie Green and Cpl. Wayne Homes. Back row: Cpl. Justin Melanson, 1st Sgt. Larry Clary, Sfc. Alex Rang, Sgm. Marvin Parham, Cpt. Kyle Michaud and Ssg. Evan Leno.