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12D THE PALM BEACH POST SUNDAY, MARCH 29, 1998 nc PALM BEACH COUNTY LIVING Hispanic artists compete i at Duncan Featuring SEl Products Bras - Turbans - Mastectomy Swimwear Receive a FREE Bra with the purchase of any Breast Form wwim" iiiwi m in i Find the vehicle of your dreams in The Post Classifieds. See Classification 90. - -IlMnl Bk Ji Ht vi g KfvniS a --' . f :v . - if'. X s - IX - f f V f . . ' ..., . . - -- - - By Janis Fontaine alm Beach Post Staff Writer The Duncan Theatre rumbled so a Latin beat on March 1 when 15 artists competed in the Hispanic Song Festival, the first competition of its type in Florida. J Each artist represented a ijouth or Central American county or a Hispanic community in the U.S. and was chosen to compete based upon an application arid demo tape. Finalists competed live before the judges and received trophies, prizes and the cjoveted chance for a record deal. Organizer Carlos Daniel, 25, of West Palm Beach, promoted and produced the show with the Kelp of sponsors including Mountain Dew, Entemann's Bakery and fymanario Accion, a Hispanic newspaper published in Dade and Broward county. 1 he first place trophy went home with 20-year-old Tairon Aguilera of Venezuela, who performed a ballad called Nunca (which means never). The music Aguilera was written by Alex Arce. The lyrics came from an anonymous poem. ' "When I was 14, my mom gave me a guitar. I taught myself. I've been two years in the States. Icarne with the American dream," said Aguilera, who lives in West Palm Beach. 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The piano player and composer performed a song called Aquella Flor (That Flower), an original composition, accompanied by strings, horns and percussion. He lives in West Palm Beach and attends the School of the Arts. One of the big surprises of the night was 12-year-old Maria Jose of West Palm Beach who represented Ecuador. She walked away with a third place trophy for her first- Jose COUT CORNER Also at the Feb. 2 banquet, the council honored a record-breaking 110 Eagle Scouts (the previous high was 90 attaining Eagle Scout in one year) and received the Quality Council Award. White said the award is given when the council measures up to 10 quality standards including areas of financial well being, total youth membership and quality programs. Hostetler an Eagle now Curt Hostetler, 16, of Wellington earned his Eagle Scout March 12 during a Court of Honor at The Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints. Hostetler, who is a junior at the Alexander Dreyfoos School of Arts, organized an Eagle project that distributed brown bag lunches to homeless people. Hostetler collected do Hostetler nations mostly from church members of the ingredients needed to make 100 lunches with peanut butter and jelly sandwiches, bananas, cookies, chips and a drink. He had 35 people making the lunches and 25 distrib- ( u -A 7i t -Sit n Boy Scouts honor 7 with Silver Beaver Why live with constant hip or knee pain? Tenet South Florida HealthSystem hospitals will be holding a series of informative lectures to help you learn what you can do about hip and knee pain. We'll discuss some of the latest treatments and the most common causes of knee and hip pain and give tips about medication, diet and exercise. It's a chance to learn from the experts. Don't miss these important lectures. They could be your first step T E N E T. toward pain-free living. ever nnhlic Derformance. Daniel, who is devoted to stimulating Hispanic artists and their music in Palm Beach County, coached Maria prior to the competition. He was as surprised as anyone when she walked away with a top prize for Amor a la Mexicana (Love in the Mexican Way). , , Daniel's goal to promote local talent includes promoting himself. He performed the closing number at the show, but didn't compete. "It wouldn't be fair," he said, stressing that the competition was for amateur performers. And Daniel, a native of Colombia who has been in the U.S. for five years, is no longer an amateur. He'll be releasing his first single, Protagonista de una Cancion (Protagonist of a Song), to radio late in Most participants were from . Palm Beach County, but some were from Dade County and Georgia. The other countries or communities and the artists who represented them included: Jose Ivan Jara of Chile; Lu-ciana Pires of Brazil; Marian Pineda, the Latin American representative; Gustavo Amador of Honduras; Pedro Valentin of Mexico; Tomas (Jeraldo Martinez) of Puerto Rico; Raul Cadagan of Argentina; James Nunez of Peru; Mary Blanch of West Palm Beach represented OPA, the Organization for the Prevention of Abuse, an anti-drug group in Palm Beach County; Yamila Rodrigues represented Georgia's Hispanic community and Rhita (Carmen Rodrigues) was the representative for Junsboro, Ga. uting them at the Salvation Army in West Palm Beach. This wasn't Hostetler first time feeding the homeless. He volunteered at a soup kitchen when he was about 12. "I felt grateful for what I had, and grateful I could help out," Hostetler said. Hostetler started in Scouting as an 8-year-old cub scout and is now involved in the service-oriented Explorer Post 110. He used to play hockey, and currently plays and teaches piano. He also volunteers as the church organist. Hostetler doesn't plan on pursuing piano as a career maybe something more stable like accounting, but he said he does plan to continue to look for opportunities to help people. Scout show set for Jupiter Tickets are on sale through May 4 for the annual Scout Show. This year's event at the new Roger Dean Stadium, Jupiter, will be bigger than ever with seven counties participating. During the show, troops and packs will dis-playexhibits on such things as-camping, kite flying, birdhouse building, hiking or finger painting. Tickets are $2 with a percent of sales going back to the troop. Scout Corner appears every other week in the Living section of The Palm Beach Post. For more information, contact The Living Department, The Palm Beach Post, P.O. Box 24700, West Palm Beach, Fla. 33416-4700. jiu-jitsu. Hwang said the school is unusual in that 50 percent of the students are female. "I am so blessed to get to teach," said Hwang. "We dramatically change lives. I can hardly believe it" Hwang said troubled kids often become school leaders as they progress with their training. At the center they focus on teaching students to develop self-confidence and self-discipline, Hwang said. For girls, she stresses what she refers to as "girl power," a strength within that allows them to have the power of boys without having to give up their femininity. She said her husband is an especially good example for boys in that he is big, but "he is the nicest guy." "Being strong physically gives them the freedom to be gentle," Hwang said. Parents interested in getting their kids involved in martial arts should wait until age 7 to start them, Hwang said. She said it doesn't matter which discipline is chosen but on how the instructors treat your children. "The most important thing is how you feel when you are there," she said. By Angel Bedinghaus Zent Palm Beach Post Staff Writer During its recent annual Recognition Banquet, the Gulf Stream Council awarded seven volunteers with Silver Beaver awards. : Lowell White, program director, said the awards are the highest level that a local council can give to volunteers. The council is limited by Boy Scouts of America as to how many are awarded in its jrea each year by the number of youths involved in its programs. . Nominations for the award can be made by anyone, but the council makes the final decision based pn the person's service to scouting such as number of years involved, exceptional character, resources and talents contributed, what they achieved, and involvement in other church and civic organizations. j This year's Silver Beaver winners were: Mary Ann Cain of Boynton Beach, assistant scoutmaster of Troop 301; Russell Douglas of Boca Raton, unit com-tnissioner and Merit Badge counselor; Frank Fitzpatrick of Jupiter, Lighthouse district commissioner; William Fleming 6f Wellington, promoter of scouting through civic organizations; Pat Rice of Vero Beach, cubmas-ter of Pack 551; Steve Steinmetz of West Palm Beach, Explorer Post 342 advisor and assistant scoutmaster of Troop 202; and Pam Wile of Fort Pierce, Treasure Coast District activities chair. A one time special recognition was also given to Publix Supermarkets for their substantial contribution last year to the scouting programs across the state of Florida. Tae kwon do By Angel Bedinghaus Zent Palm beach Post Staff Writer While the rest of the country 'watched gold medals being won in ' Japan, Kristina Hwang won one of her own in Orlando during the tae kwon do U.S. Open. un reD. 13, the Jupiter resident won a gold medal in the forms division, making her one of the top female tae kwon do competitors in the world. "This is reallv the best Hwang master brings home gold For expecting parents who want to learn baby talk. If you're planning for or expecting a child, you are invited to learn the latest about babies at a fair hosted by Tenet South Florida HealthSystem. There will be information for expectant moms and dads, tours of the maternity unit, giveaways, drawings, special displays by baby product vendors, refreshments and more. You need no reservation, just come to Palm Beach Gardens Medical Center. There'll be lots of baby talk, and we n PALM BEACH GARDENS II Medical Center wouldn't Want yOU tO miSS a Word of It! T.n.t South Honda HolthSyim against approximately 30 other women from around the world in the toughest division of third-degree and up. She beat out last year's national champion, who took second, and a Canadian who placed third. Hwang, who is part-owner of and instructor at the Harmony TaeKwonDo Center, first took lessons as an 8-year-old under her father, grand master Jack Hwang. A Korean immigrant, he opened a school in Oklahoma City in 1960 and is considered one of the founders of martial arts in the United States. After a few years of instruction with her father, Kristina Hwang quit martial arts until she was a college student in Colorado and decided to return to the discipline. "My goal was just to get my black belt and be as incredible as my father," said Hwang. "It's still my goal. He is 66 and he is just awesome." She began instruction under Jim Campbell, a fourth-degree black belt who had a Colorado school and who would later become her husband. About four years ago, the couple moved to Jupiter and opened the tae kwon do center. Both teach tae kwon do, but Campbell. 38, also teaches GrfHe Brazilian win for me ever," said Hwang. 29, because she came back after becoming a mom two years ago. Hwang also has a gold medal from the 1991 U-S. National Championships and several Colorado and Florida state championships under her third-degree black belt Forms was one of two areas of competition at the UJS. Open, with divisions based on belt degrees. Each forms competitor does the same routine, which Hwang said is choreographed like a dance with emphasis on technique, power and concentration. F-v her gold, H v sng competed For more Information call 1-888-TENET-4U http:www.tenetrarth.comPalmBeacrGarder Located at 3360 Burn Road Just east of Alternate A1A '