Congratulations Deja Ceruti!

March 27, 2014

We are proud to congratulate Deja Ceruti, a CTL Fellow member, for being among 124 students from around the country who participated in the GRAMMY Museum “I’m Every Woman: The History of Women in Soul,” educational workshop on March 6 at the White House. 

Bailey Barnes, Danell Casuga, Deja Ceruti, Dapheni Hussein, and Dorian Ingram-Tavares traveled to Washington D.C. through a sponsorship by AEG, a national entertainment company who now manages the Hawaii Convention Center. The workshop was part of a larger event that included performances by Tessanne Chin, Melissa Etheridge, Aretha Franklin, Ariana Grande, Patti LaBelle, Janelle Monáe and Jill Scott, and will be broadcast on PBS stations in April.

While the students felt honored to be invited to the White House, the lessons that the presenters shared had the greatest impact on them. Casuga said, “They all started from somewhere small and encountered challenges to be where they are today. But it was their perseverance and believing in themselves that made them successful.”

You can view the student workshop on YouTube:

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