Tag: “Prom Night”

Seattle Seahawks Superbowl Champ Christine Michael Takes Houston Teen Taylor Kirkwood to Prom

Christine Michael

For most, prom night is one of the most memorable moments of a young girls life. For 18-year-old Taylor Kirkwood, Saturday night was her special night.  Kirkwood had everything a girl could ask for: the perfect earrings, perfect bracelet and the perfect pink dress.  In another room her date to the Anahuac High School prom was getting ready as well. He’s plays football but not for the high school team.

He’s Christine Michael, running back for the super bowl champion Seattle Seahawks.  “I’m just here for Taylor,” Michael said. “It’s a blessing. Like I said, she’s a beautiful kid. I’m very proud of her.”  Turns out the former Texas A&M star is a friend of Kirkwood’s family and he agreed to take Kirkwood to her high school prom.  “I think he’s cute,” Kirkwood said.

Her family wanted to do something special for her because she hasn’t always had picture perfect days like these.  Kirkwood is diagnosed with autism, and up until surgery a couple of years ago she battled scoliosis, making a night like her prom all the more special.

“I’m so happy to go dance and have a good time,” Kirkwood said.

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Canadian Group to Honor Morgan Freeman for Fighting Racism

Actor Morgan Freeman accepts the Cinema Icon Award at the CinemaCon awards ceremony at The Colosseum at Caesars Palace during CinemaCon, the official convention of the National Association of Theatre Owners, on April 18, 2013 in Las Vegas

Morgan Freeman will receive a special award in Canada next month for his efforts to combat racism.

The veteran actor, currently starring opposite Tom Cruise in “Oblivion,” will be given the Key of Knowledge Award in Toronto by Canadian Friends of the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

During the event, to be held May 6, Freeman will take part in a question-and-answer session moderated by Canadian filmmaker Paul Saltzman, who worked with the actor on “Prom Night” in Mississippi, a 2009 documentary about the first ever racially integrated prom in Charleston.

Proceeds from ticket sales will go towards establishing the Morgan Freeman Scholarship Fund for international students at the university, according to Canada’s National Post.

article via eurweb.com