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'A Tribute to Women of Color' Honors 6 Local Students

The 21st annual luncheon recognizes 29 county students who are successful academic achievers and community contributors.

"A Tribute to Women of Color" (ATWOC) will recognize 29 Anne Arundel County students, including six from the Crofton area, 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. The Crofton honorees are:

  • Tierra Coates, Arundel High School
  • Shawnneil Kegler, Arundel High School
  • Caisey Moore, Arundel High School
  • Aarushi Parikh, Arundel High School
  • Bakari Powell, South River High School
  • Larnell Thomas, Arundel High School

“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.

Click here for a complete list of A Tribute to Women of Color Future Leader Award recipients.

Tim Lemke January 30, 2013 at 09:13 PM
I've deleted a comment due its violation of our terms of use regarding offensive language. http://crofton.patch.com/terms
George Washington January 30, 2013 at 11:48 PM
I don't understand, women of color? so is this for women who are not white only? I don't know this seems kind of biased and unfair. Where is the group that represents white women and children?

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