Ahna Cameron, daughter of Kirk and Chelsea Cameron, lives in Southern California with her Mom and Dad, three brothers, and two sisters. She is a 17-year-old junior at Trinity Pacific Christian School; and, loves hiking in the beautiful hills of Los Angeles.
For Wayne Brady, music and comedy have always been at the center of his wildly successful and diverse career. Wayne has been entertaining audiences with his singing, acting and unmatched improvisational skills for well over a decade. This diversity has led to a career that goes far beyond the term “triple threat.”
Cal Ripken is baseball’s all-time Iron Man. He retired from baseball in October, 2001 after 21 seasons with the Baltimore Orioles. His name appears in the record books repeatedly, most notably as one of only eight players in history to achieve 400 home runs and 3,000 hits.
Jeff “Hollywood” Hammond joined FOX Sports in 2001, and, in only its first year, “NASCAR on FOX” received six Emmy nominations and amazingly took home three of the coveted awards. Jeff works on “NASCAR Race Hub,” pre-race and post-race shows for the new FOX/FS1 channel. Jeff has also been a color commentator on shows such as “The NEXTEL Pit Crew Championship” and “The Pit Crew Challenge Powered by Tyson.”
Reese Burdette’s biography starts with a quote from William Shakespeare: “And though she be but little, she is fierce.” The quote is perfectly chosen. On May 26th, 2014, Reese was badly injured in a house fire while visiting her grandparents in Clear Brook, VA.
Virginia “Gigi” Graham, featured speaker for this year’s Prayer Brunch, presented by Knouse Foods, is the eldest daughter of Billy and Ruth Graham. She is the proud mother of seven children ranging in age from 32 to 52; the grandmother of twenty; and, the great-grandmother of four, “so far.”
Mary McDuffie, featured speaker for the Valley Health Business at the Bloom, has been with Navy Federal for sixteen years. Her current responsibilities include call center operations, online and mobile banking, consumer research, marketing, advertising, and public relations. Before assuming her present position, she was Navy Federal’s Executive Vice President for lending…
Dr. Pam Webber, featured speaker for the Ladies Horticultural Luncheon, is an award winning nursing educator and researcher. She has published numerous articles in the areas of nursing education, theory, research, and reasoning.
Larry Robinson is a native of Bossier City, Louisiana. Collegiately, Larry played two seasons at Eastern Oklahoma State College in 1986 and 1987; and, then, two seasons at Centenary College of Louisiana in 1988 and 1989. After his collegiate career, he went on to play professionally with eight different NBA teams during the period from 1990 to 2002.
Kirk Cameron began acting at age nine. His first job was in a TV advertisement for breakfast cereal; and, his first starring role was at age 13, in the television series “Two Marriages.” As his career took off, he became a television icon in 1985 after being cast as Mike Seaver in the ABC television sitcom “Growing Pains.”
Hired as Virginia Tech’s coach in April of 2006, Kevin Dresser has gradually built the Hokies’ wrestling program into one of the nation’s elite. The Hokies won ACC Tournament Championships in both 2013 and 2014; and, won the ACC Dual Meet Championship in 2015 and 2016; and, were also Runner-up at the 2016 ACC Tournament Championship.
Savannah Lane is a current student at the University of Virginia, majoring in Foreign Affairs and Middle Eastern Studies (with a concentration in the Arabic language), with hopes of pursuing a career with the FBI, and ultimately running for United States Congress.
Cameron Smith, Miss Apple Blossom Festival 2016, is the ambassador of the 89th Shenandoah Apple Blossom Festival. As ambassador, she will appear at nearly all Festival events. She won the title on November 21, 2015, and will represent Winchester at the Miss Virginia Pageant in Roanoke this summer.