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Shyne Awards held at Pittsburgh's CAPA high school

John Altdorfer - Jesse Council, Jasmyne Gray, Shyne co-founder Orlana Darkins Drewery, LoRen Knight and Chelsea Marie Lewis stand outside the CAPA building Downtown before the Shyne Awards. August 9, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Jesse Council, Jasmyne Gray, Shyne co-founder Orlana Darkins Drewery, LoRen Knight and Chelsea Marie Lewis stand outside the CAPA building Downtown before the Shyne Awards. August 9, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Joziah Council, Seairra Barrett, Shyne co-founder Darnell Drewery, Sahara Duncan, Charles Scales III and Nicole Gadsden stand outside the CAPA building Downtown before the Shyne Awards. August 9, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Joziah Council, Seairra Barrett, Shyne co-founder Darnell Drewery, Sahara Duncan, Charles Scales III and Nicole Gadsden stand outside the CAPA building Downtown before the  Shyne Awards. August 9, 2014.
John Altdorfer - Red Carpet emcee Miyoshi stands outside the CAPA building Downtown before the Shyne Awards. August 9, 2014.
<div style='float:right;width:100%;' align='right'><em>John Altdorfer</em></div>Red Carpet emcee Miyoshi stands outside the CAPA building Downtown before the  Shyne Awards. August 9, 2014.

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“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 kbenz@tribweb.com, 412-380-8515 or via Twitter @KateBenzTRIB.

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