Group honors students during scholarship fundraiser

More than 40 students from local high schools were recognized for their accomplishments in the classroom and in the community last Saturday during the Top Teens of America annual scholarship fundraiser.

Group honors students during scholarship fundraiser
March 09
04:00 2017

Photo by Tevin Stinson



“ Revolutionize , remember, and re-energize.”

That was just some of the advice Crosby Scholars CEO and President Mona Lovett gave to more than 40 students from high schools across the Triad as they prepare for their futures during the Top Teens of America (TTA) Red and White Scholarship Banquet held last weekend.

During her keynote address, Lovett told the students to set goals, work relentlessly to reach them and never give up because in the end, it will be worth it.

“When you’re tired, think about the big picture. Think about how you’re going to feel when you realize your goal,” she said. “Picture the you that you want to be, see yourself.”

The annual event, hosted by TTA, the local youth branch of Top Ladies of Distinction (TLOD), is designed to secure scholar-ship funds for the students who participate in the program designed to provide extracurricular support, career and character development training and volunteer opportunities for minorities.

According to Bobbie Miller, president of the local Top Ladies of Distinction chapter, the students volunteered at several nonprofit organizations, including UNCF (United Negro College Fund), NAACP, March of Dimes, St. Jude’s Children’s Research Hospital and others.

The students honored during this year’s event were: Kyndall Barr, Trinity Barr, Zion Boston, Branden Brown, Aria Bryson, Ariyana K. Caldwell, Kortney Carvana, Briana Christian, Kelis Cochran, Christian Coleman, Jamarie Cook, Nadiya Debnam, Kyndal Dodd, Amir Fleurizard, Aailya Foskey, Jordynn Forster, Cameron Glenn, Rose Goins, Darrian Grundy, Ryan Horton Jr., Kamren Hunter, Raja Huntley, J’Hon Ingram, Jaylen Jeffreys, Chelsea King, Jaelon Maxie, Joshua  McCravey, Ashley Middleton, Matthew Parker, Malaysia Penn, Siedah Rayford, Khalilah Razzark, Kya Rowdy, Madison Sides, Lashayla Stephens, Ryann Stephens, Sommer Stephens, Brandon Tate, Keith Watson, Erin Wheeler, Jhanee’ Welch and Cheyla Wolfe.

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