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GHS grad, former Chamber worker, wins tickets to Grammys

A 1987 Greenville High grad and songwriter will be enjoying the bright lights of America’s entertainment mecca on January 31, courtesy of a Providence, RI radio station, WWLI-FM.

Shauna Evans was the lucky winner of two tickets to the 52nd Annual Grammy Awards in Los Angeles given away by the station.

Evans, who lived in Greenville from 1973 through 1987, may not be a native of Butler County, but remembers it as a place that offered “an innocent and wholesome childhood.”

She returned to the Camellia City in 1989 to live while pursuing a diploma in Computerized Office Technology from Southern Technical College in Montgomery.

After graduation, Evans worked at the school as a computer lab assistant before landing a job at the Greenville Area Chamber of Commerce.

“I worked there until I moved to Boston, Massachusetts in 1993,” Evans said.

Attending the Grammys will be a dream come true for the music lover, who now lives and works as a mentor in North Attleboro, Mass.

“I’ve always wanted to attend the Grammys, so needless to say, I am very excited. Since I am also a songwriter, I look forward to meeting people who write and promote music on an international level,” Evans said.

Evan writes under the pen name Daleste Tramel and has her own website, www.sdeproductions.com.

Evan’s friend, Hey Rim Joen, a jazz pianist (www.jazzjeon.com) will be accompanying her to the big event, she says.

So if cameras pan across the audience on Grammy night and Greenvillians see a familiar face, it just might be a songwriter with fond memories of the small southern town where she grew up.