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'A Tribute to Women of Color' Honors 29 County Students

The 21st annual luncheon recognizes students who are successful academic achievers and community contributors.

"A Tribute to Women of Color" (ATWOC) will recognize 29 Anne Arundel County students at its 21st annual luncheon. ATWOC honors students who contribute to the community and are successful academically.

According to a release, more than 140 students applied for the this year’s Future Leader Awards, which are designed to encourage and inspire high school students with minority backgrounds to continue their roles as student leaders.

ATWOC will honor 16 girls and 13 boys at the luncheon on March 2 held at La Fontaine Bleue in Glen Burnie.

“Our students are talented and work extremely hard to be well-rounded young people. They deserve to be recognized,” schools Superintendent Kevin Maxwell said in a press release. “We count on organizations like this to show our students how valuable they are to our community and our future.”

Students will receive monetary gifts or scholarships that are sponsored by groups such as the YWCA of Annapolis and Anne Arundel County, Anne Arundel Medical Center and the Har-Pearl Spruill Foundation, Inc., as well as private donors from the community. Specific awards will be revealed at the luncheon.

Representing 10 comprehensive county public high schools and one private school, this year’s A Tribute to Women of Color Future Leader Award recipients are:

  • Ebony Acton, Annapolis High School
  • Patrick Anderson, Chesapeake High School
  • Leah Banks, Meade High School
  • Kameron Beans, Broadneck High School
  • Ryan Bell, Old Mill High School
  • Tre’von Calhoun, Annapolis High Schol
  • Khaliyah Carter, Old Mill High School
  • Tierra Coates, Arundel High School
  • Brandi Dailey, North County High School
  • Aaron Edmond, Chesapeake High School
  • Tykeyria Green, Meade High School
  • Ikea Johnson, Annapolis High School
  • Kiara Johnson, Severna Park High School
  • Moli Karsalia, Chesapeake High School
  • Shawnneil Kegler, Arundel High School
  • Muhammad Khan, North County High School
  • Casey Kohler, Annapolis High School
  • Jasmyn Mackell, Annapolis High School
  • Arrington Matthews, Southern High School
  • Xavier McNeil, North County High School
  • Mariah Moon, Annapolis High School
  • Caisey Moore, Arundel High School
  • Justin Noel, St. Mary’s High School
  • Aarushi Parikh, Arundel High School
  • Bakari Powell, South River High School
  • Trequell Rice, North County High School
  • Sierra Spence, North County High School
  • Larnell Thomas, Arundel High School
  • Gary Wallace, Severna Park High School
Nancy Ayles January 31, 2013 at 11:32 PM
Why can't it be a reward ceremony for future leaders of any race? Seems pretty racist to me.

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