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 33 young men and women from across the county at its 22nd annual awards luncheon on Saturday, March 7, 2015.

More than 130 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.

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:

  • Oluwatosin Adeoye, Old Mill High School
  • Marc Al-Os, Severna Park High School
  • Aysha Ameen, Northeast High School
  • Jazmin Arce, Northeast High School
  • Lashae Brandon, Phoenix Academy
  • Allison Brown, Old Mill High School
  • Damarée Dorsey, Annapolis High School
  • Brionna Dove, Annapolis High School
  • Timajah Floyd, Old Mill High School
  • Brendan Fogarty, Northeast High School
  • Karolyn Garcia, Broadneck High School
  • Da’juan Gay, Annapolis High School
  • Deja Greene, Arundel High School
  • Trevor Hawkins, Broadneck High School
  • Chloe Hill, Arundel High School
  • Briana Hubbard, North County High School
  • Tramia Johnson, Old Mill High School
  • Mia Joseph, Old Mill High School
  • Taylor Joyce, Arundel High School
  • Jaquan Kent, Northeast High School
  • Ashley Lee, Annapolis High School
  • Ricardo Mack, Arundel High School
  • Cinita Mines, Meade High School
  • Maliya Morris, North County High School
  • Janee Murray, Chesapeake High School
  • Kiana Murdock, Chesapeake High School
  • Roderick Neal, Southern High School
  • Javale Pharr, North County High School
  • Amani Pindell, Chesapeake High School
  • Giavanni Powell, South River High School
  • William Shorter, Glen Burnie High School
  • William Velasquez, Annapolis High School
  • Elijah Washington, Meade High School

The luncheon also honors women called “unsung heroines” who have significantly created social change through their efforts.