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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 women from across the county at its 23rd annual awards luncheon on Saturday, March 5, 2016.

More than 120 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.

A variety of monetary gifts from community organizations and private donors, scholarships to Morgan State University, and other specific awards will be revealed at the luncheon.

This year’s A Tribute to Women of Color Future Leader Award recipients are:

Travis Belt, a 2015 graduate of Indian Creek School who is now attending Susquehanna University, will also be honored at the event. The luncheon also honors women called “unsung heroines” who have significantly created social change through their efforts.

The luncheon will be held from 10 a.m. to 1 p.m. at the Doubletree Hotel, located at 210 Holiday Court in Annapolis. For tickets, call 410-279-0999.