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31 COUNTY STUDENTS TO BE HONORED AT “A TRIBUTE TO WOMEN OF COLOR” EVENT

Recognizing the focus and ambition it takes to be successful academic achievers and community contributors, the A Tribute to Women of Color (ATWOC) organization will honor the work of 31 young men and men from across the county at its 21st annual awards luncheon on Saturday, March 1, 2014, at the La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie.

More than 140 students applied for this year’s Future Leader Awards, which are designed to encourage and inspire high school students with minority heritage who show potential to continue their roles as student leaders.

“I am always proud of the support given to our young people by the community,” Interim Superintendent of Schools Mamie J. Perkins said. “So many of our children are working hard and have so much talent. They deserve these opportunities and the encouragement to reach their goals.”

Varying from monetary gifts from community organizations and private donors or scholarships by Morgan State University, specific awards will be revealed at the luncheon.

Representing all 12 comprehensive county public high schools, this year’s A Tribute to Women of Color Future Leader Award recipients are:

The luncheon also honors women called “unsung heroines” who have significantly created social change through their efforts.  Tickets for the event, which begins at 11 a.m., are $40.  Proceeds from the event directly benefit the awards program. For ticket information, call 410-761-2850.