"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.
Students from Annapolis schools include:
- Ebony Acton, Annapolis High School
- Tre’von Calhoun, Annapolis High School
- Ikea Johnson, Annapolis High Schooll
- Casey Kohler, Annapolis High School
- Jasmyn Mackell, Annapolis High School
- Justin Noel, St. Mary’s High School
According to a press release from Anne Arundel County Public Schools, more than 140 students applied for the this year’s Future Leader Awards. The program is 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.
Click here for a full list of students in the county.