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Eisenhower student performs at inaugural ball in D.C.

Eisenhower Middle School student Simone Joy Jones has been invited to sing at the African American Church Inaugural Ball in Washington, D.C. on Jan. 20, 2013. The event commemorates the second term and inauguration of America’s first president of African descent, Barack Obama. The gala celebration will also honor the "Keepers of the Flame" recipients, individuals whose lifetime achievements and contributions to society and culture have contributed to the realization of this moment in time.

Honorees include: Muhammad Ali; Bishop George E. Battle, Jr.; Bishop Philip R. Cousin, Sr.; Andraé Crouch; Ed Dwight; Joycelyn Elders, MD; Bishop William H. Graves, Sr.; Rev. Dr. Cynthia Hale; Elaine R. Jones, Esq.; Dr. Vernon E. Jordan, Sr., Esq.; Hugh Masekela; Rev. Dr. Otis Moss, Jr.; Jessye Norman; Beny Primm, MD, Ruby Dee and Cicely Tyson. Roland Martin, journalist, author and CNN contributor, will serve as the master of ceremonies.

Jones is an eighth-grade student at Eisenhower. She will sing "God Bless America" for the special guests in attendance.


Posted on Jan. 16, 2013