Shyne Awards held at Pittsburgh's CAPA high school
“This is like the Grammys for them,” said red-carpet host Miyoshi Anderson. “This is like one of those hidden gems that's out there, really encouraging kids to be leaders.”
On Aug. 9, Chelsea Marie Lewis, Seairra Barrett, Nicole Gadsden, Jesse andJoziah Council, LoRen Knight, Sahara Duncan, Jasmyne Gray and Charles Scales III were lauded during the 8th annual Shyne Awards, which celebrates positive achievements made by young adults.
Held at CAPA high school, the evening recognized co-founders Darnell Drewery andOrlana Darkins Drewery, as well as Gwendolyn J. Elliott Lifetime Achievement Awardee Chris Moore of WQED.
“I think, for young people, it helps to build their self-confidence and realize they have a lot of potential,” said Marcia Lewis, aunt to Chelsea Marie.
Kate Benz is the social columnist for Trib Total Media and can be reached at firstname.lastname@example.org, 412-380-8515 or via Twitter @KateBenzTRIB.
TribLive commenting policy
You are solely responsible for your comments and by using TribLive.com you agree to our Terms of Service.
We moderate comments. Our goal is to provide substantive commentary for a general readership. By screening submissions, we provide a space where readers can share intelligent and informed commentary that enhances the quality of our news and information.
While most comments will be posted if they are on-topic and not abusive, moderating decisions are subjective. We will make them as carefully and consistently as we can. Because of the volume of reader comments, we cannot review individual moderation decisions with readers.
We value thoughtful comments representing a range of views that make their point quickly and politely. We make an effort to protect discussions from repeated comments â either by the same reader or different readers.
We follow the same standards for taste as the daily newspaper. A few things we won't tolerate: personal attacks, obscenity, vulgarity, profanity (including expletives and letters followed by dashes), commercial promotion, impersonations, incoherence, proselytizing and SHOUTING. Don't include URLs to Web sites.
We do not edit comments. They are either approved or deleted. We reserve the right to edit a comment that is quoted or excerpted in an article. In this case, we may fix spelling and punctuation.
We welcome strong opinions and criticism of our work, but we don't want comments to become bogged down with discussions of our policies and we will moderate accordingly.
We appreciate it when readers and people quoted in articles or blog posts point out errors of fact or emphasis and will investigate all assertions. But these suggestions should be sent via e-mail. To avoid distracting other readers, we won't publish comments that suggest a correction. Instead, corrections will be made in a blog post or in an article.