African-American High School Achievement Banquet honors students
“Believe. Achieve. Succeed.” was the theme for the22nd AnnualAfrican-American High School Achievement Banquet held Feb. 25 at Westmoreland County Community College near Youngwood.
Westmoreland County students were recognized for embodying these ideals in the following areas:
Academics: Jolene Barry, Anna George, Olivia Haile, Nicole Hall, Vanessa Morman and Kearston Turner.
Athletics: Javon Brown, Anastasia Clayton, James Daniel, Jasmine Jones, Tyrone Matthews, Simeon Stevens and Miles Sunder.
Community Service: Kaylon Campbell, Shaterra Jackson, Tre White and Tyler Yuille.
Performing Arts: Jaleesa Brown, Kenneth Clark Jr., Tiandra Himes, Elishia Lippincott, Monique Redman and Gabrielle Skillings.
Nominations for the honors are taken from counselors at all county public high schools and career and technology centers, said banquet chairwoman Gloria Cook. Each school can name one student in each of the four categories.
Speaker was Melvin A. Jenkins, a professor and chairman of the Indiana University of Pennsylvania Department of Developmental Studies.
Also on the program: WCCC President Daniel Obara, the Rev. Kevin Bundridge Sr., Sarah Jones, Jimmy Pirlo, Lori Jacobs, Cynthia Williamson, Pam Mowrer and Karen Gandy.
On the guest list: Larry Larese, Donna Caruthers, Doug Jensen, Norma Skillings, the Rev. Jack Sullivan Jr. and event committee members Rod Booker, Vicki Hricik and Tomisha Stevens.
Other committee members were Millie Johnson, Diane Hightower, Nicole Reaves, Carlene Williams and Tara Gandy-Stevens.
— Shirley McMarlin
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