Orphan An orphan from the Greek , translit orphans is someone who has lost either or both parents, whose parents are unknown, or have permanently abandoned them When referring to animals, only the mother s condition is usually relevant i.e if the female parent has gone, the offspring is an orphan, regardless of the father s condition. Taking Flight From War Orphan to Star SOON TO BE A MAJOR MOTION PICTURE DIRECTED BY MADONNA The extraordinary memoir of an orphan who danced her way from war torn Sierra Leone to ballet stardom, most recently appearing in Beyonce s Lemonade and as a principal in a major American dance company Michaela is nothing short of a miracle, born to be a ballerina. Escape from Saigon How a Vietnam War Orphan Became an An unforgettable true story of an orphan caught in the midst of war Over a million South Vietnamese children were orphaned by the Vietnam War This affecting true account tells the story of Long, who, like than , other orphans, is Amerasian a mixed race child with little future in Vietnam. Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Ohio Higher Ed The Ohio War Orphans Scholarship Board met on July , , to approve new applicants as well as funding levels for academic year .It has been decided that students attending Public Institutions will be funded % of tuition and general fees, and students attending private institutions will receive an annual award amount of , for the year. AWON Home Page The American WWII Orphans Network is aimed at finding other orphans and helping them to research, remember, and honor their fathers and loved ones lost in WWII. Defeat is an Orphan How Pakistan Lost the Great South Defeat is an Orphan How Pakistan Lost the Great South Asian War An excerpt from Myra MacDonald s new book. Michaela DePrince Image by Jouke Bos AWON Main Menu Page If you aren t seeing a menu above, your browser needs a Flash Player download To download the free Macromedia Flash Player Click Here About Us Our Missions Our Fathers Their Victory in WWII AWON Membership AWON Bookstore Making Contact Lest We Forget Nat WWII Memorial Guest Book Bulletin Boards Conferences Michaela DePrince Michaela Mabinty DePrince born Mabinty Bangura, January is a Sierra Leonean American ballet dancer With her adoptive mother, Elaine DePrince, Michaela authored the book Taking Flight From War Orphan to Star Ballerina She rose to fame after starring in the documentary First Position in , following her and other young ballet dancers as they prepared to compete at the Youth Craven County Genealogy Society No, this is not our membership photo, but it could be your distant family Join us and share your search experiences The Society meets on the SECOND TUESDAY of the month in the Relief Room at the Church of Jesus Christ of Latter Day Saints LDS , New Bern Ward, Forest Drive in the Trent Woods section of New Bern.